There is a difference between someone who is just visiting a place, and someone who is indulging in the experience. If you are the latter, you are an amazing traveler. You don’t get to travel all the time. While you are there, you need to make the most of the opportunity. Here are some signs that you really are an amazing traveler.
You go with the flow
You don’t complain even if things don’t go your way. You smile each time you have the chance to encounter something new. Even if you are already faced with huge problems, you still keep moving. You don’t blame anyone for what happened, but you embrace the situation and look at the bright side.
You learn a few words
If you are traveling to another country, you need to learn at least a few phrases in the local language. It shows that you are interested to get to know them, and in their culture. It is also a sign that you respect them. Aside from the language, you also need to know common hand symbols and gestures. It helps you avoid doing rude things to them or even prevent you from getting in trouble.
You are always prepared
There are a lot of things you can’t control when you are traveling, but you still need to prepare yourself for what could happen. Prepare yourself to leave on time so you will finish everything on time. If there are changes in your schedule, you must have a backup plan. Being prepared also means having medical supplies with you.
You are using tools at your disposal
There are modern tools available to make your life easier when traveling. It includes apps on your phone to look for hotels, transportation options, spot tourist attractions, and many others. Back then, these tools are not available, and you would easily get lost. Today, you can’t move to a different place and not maximize these tools.
Conversely, you also need to make sure that you are not on your phone all the time when traveling. It prevents you from appreciating the places you are going to. Take photos here and there, but the goal is to engage in the experience and savor the moment.
You are not afraid to try things out
It is easy for you to fear trying things when you are in a different place. The problem is when your fear is heightened, you will no longer try anything at all. You won’t speak with the locals. You won’t try local dishes. You won’t ask for direction. You will miss on the entire experience simply because of that fear to try something new. Even getting lost must not be something to fear about. You know you will ultimately find your way back, and in the process, you learn.
If you think you are this type of traveler, you can say that you are amazing. You enjoy every opportunity that comes your way, and you are always excited to come back for more.
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