Travel Tips Guide
It has been 10 years since I sold everything to leave the United States to travel the world. These are the best travel tips to help you save money and have a good trip.
Curious how to travel the world? I traveled the world for many years as a digital nomad.
I have shared a lot of useful travel tips from my travels.
When I quit my job and took a one-way flight from Miami to Guatemala, my trip began. I nervously jumped into the unknown world and abandoned most of my old life while embarking on an epic all over the world Adventure.
After a long journey-traveled to more than 50 countries/regions, met countless people, and since I left for the first time, I have learned a lot!
After experiencing more adventurous activities like hitchhiking in the United States, camping in Greenland, hiking in Afghanistan and more, the world has always been an amazing teacher.
In the end, I turned my article about the journey into a successful travel blog and continued to travel regularly as part of my dream job.
However, to celebrate the annual travel anniversary (travel anniversary), I will update this guide with a series of best travel tips to help you save money, stay safe and inspire others to explore the world there.
And feel free to share your favorite travel tips in the comments!
My best travel tip: the ultimate guide
Tips to make travel easy and fun
- 1 4: Sometimes laugh at yourself
1: Patience is important
Patience is my most important travel tip. Don’t sweat things beyond your control. Life is too short to be angry and troubled during the journey. Do you miss the bus? Don’t worry, there will be another one.
The ATM is out of money? Big! Take a trip to the next unplanned town and explore. I know it can be difficult sometimes, but please take a deep breath and remind yourself that it might be worse.
2: Get up early to avoid crowds
Rise before sunrise to attract all your best attractions while avoiding attracting large numbers of tourists. Due to the soft scattered light, this is also a magical time for photos, and it is usually easier to interact with the locals to prepare for their day.
Want those postcard Instagram travel photos? You need to leave there first, and then everyone else appears. In the morning, the rough area is less dangerous. Honest and hardworking people will get up early. Liars and criminals sleep in…
3: Observe the daily life around you
If you really want to feel the pulse of a place, one of my favorite travel tips is to sit alone in a park or on the corner of a busy street for a few hours, just watching the daily life in front of you.
Slow down and pay close attention to the surrounding details. Smell, color, human interaction and sound. This is a kind of meditation-you will see things you have never noticed before.
4: Sometimes laugh at yourself
You will definitely look like a fool many times when you travel to new places. Don’t be embarrassed, but laugh at yourself. Don’t be afraid to mess up, and don’t take life so seriously. Relax!
Once, when I forced the bus driver to stop to urinate on the side of the road urgently, an entire bus filled with Guatemala burst out laughing. Back on the bus, laughed with them, and gave me new friends on the next journey!
5: Slow down and enjoy traveling
Please don’t try to fill 6 countries/regions with 6 weeks of travel. When you really spend time exploring, all good things will happen. You will learn about activities not included in the guide and meet people who are eager to show you.
To be honest, none of my best travel experiences happened a few days before arriving somewhere. Spend more time in fewer places for maximum enjoyment. I promise you will have a great time!
6: Volunteer occasionally
When traveling on business, take time to do some valuable projects. Not only is this a very rewarding experience, but you will often get to know the country and its people and make new friends at the same time.
There is a good website called “Grassroots Volunteer Service”, where you can search for highly recommended volunteer opportunities from all over the world. Just be very careful about voluntarism and conduct research, because there are also many scams there.
7: Take a lot of epic travel photos
Please pay attention to this travel tip. You may only see these places and meet these people in your life. Remember them forever with lots of photos! Don’t worry about looking like a “tourist”. Beautiful photos are the ultimate souvenir.
They cost nothing, are easy to share, and do not take up space in your suitcase. You can also take photos of yourself with other people, these photos are more important than the postcard shooting in the future. Remember, once you have taken the shot, it is important to come out from behind the lens and enjoy the view.
8: Don’t be angry with Disc
Nothing is impossible. If you have trouble somewhere or doing something, don’t give up. You just haven’t found the best solution or met with the right person. Don’t listen to those who say it can’t be done.
Perseverance pays off. I can’t tell you how many times I was told to do it is impossible, only to prove it wrong when I don’t listen and try to try it later. What is the worst possible scenario? Failure is not the end of the world!
9: Break through the comfort zone
Challenge yourself and try things that usually make you anxious. The more you do, the anxiety will gradually disappear. Not a hiker? Continue hiking. Have trouble talking with strangers? Talk to everyone. Afraid of strange food? Eat the strangest thing you can find.
The reason the journey is so effective is because everything has been so different, what new/uncomfortable experiences are there? No one knows you are here, you can completely transform yourself.
10: Keep an open mind
If it is different from your own lifestyle, please do not judge the lifestyle or customs of others. Hear what you disagree with. It is arrogant to assume that your opinion is correct and others are wrong. Practice empathy and let yourself fall into the dilemma of others.
Embrace different possibilities, opinions, religions, customs and interests. ask questions. You don’t need to agree with everyone, but you may be surprised by what you learn from people you know during your travels.
Reward travel tip: travel more!
If I have noticed one thing in the past 10 years, it is that many people like to tell me when I get home how lucky I am to make excuses for why I can’t travel.
too expensive. They cannot take time off work. Who will feed their pets?
When I suggested solving these “problems”, they still didn’t take any action. why? Because they often hide behind the real reason: they are scared.
Unfortunately, most people waiting to travel never do so.
You don’t need to sell all the worldly property like me, you can also become a homeless tramp. Just leave there more than now. From the weekend in another state. Then maybe try it for a week in the next country.
New cars, retrofit projects and the latest iPhone can wait. If you really want to travel more, you can do it. A career is possible. You have friends who like to watch pets.
This is a vast, beautiful, exciting and fascinating world.
Explore some of them now, not later