Traveling is not a difficult task. There is a difference between a “Tourist” and a “Traveller”. Anyone can pack a bag and go out for an excursion, but very few people know that “What actual traveling is??”. Here we are giving some tips that will give you the best ways to travel better and tell you the actual meaning of Traveling.
1. Don’t worry about schedules.
Being punctual is a good quality, but in travelling there is no need of punctuality. It is slightly a boring task to reach the airport 3 hours before your flight lands. Life is full of twists & always ready for it. Keep your schedule flexible and ready for unexpected surprises.
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2. Say goodbye to luxury.
Don’t choose star rated hotels. The main purpose of hotels are to stay at night. So why to spend more on Hotels?? Stay at clean and decent hotels.
3. Try local food.
This is the main activity of your journey because Travel is incomplete without Food. Every city in India has its different taste. Like Agra is famous for its “Petha”, Mumbai for its “Vada Pav”, etc. So just ask from locals & whatever it is, go for it.
4. Go for instant plans.
Most of the people book their flights/trains 2 months before their departure date. It is a good option for people who are going with their family. But if you are going with your friends then plan instant & move your ass. Because instant plans always give you a different experience.
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5. Avoid packaged tours.
Do you want to be a “tourist” or do you want to be a “traveller”? In packaged tours they will take you to the most popular “tourist” spots and that’s it. Sometimes they charge more also. So just choose the destination where you want to go, Google it & make your own plan.
6. Try to speak local language.
Like in Chennai, the word “Hello” is spoken as “Vanakkam” in their local language. Try to learn a few words like Hello, Thank you, etc. in the native language.
7. Explore the local markets.
Don’t be in a hurry to get to places. Explore some markets on your foot. Take Delhi, if you don’t take a walk in the streets of Chandni Chowk, your trip isn’t worth.
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8. Don’t be in a hurry.
“Haste makes Waste.” When you are making your schedule, take atleast 2 hrs of margin for every place. Don’t be in a hurry. Spend some time at every place you visit.
9. First experience it and then click.
Really important. Don’t get stuck in adjusting your camera settings. First experience it, capture the moment with your eyes and store it in your mind. And then if you have time, only then click a picture.
10. Log out from all social networking sites/apps.
Don’t get busy in your social networking sites/apps while travelling. Just turn off the data of your phone and enjoy your trip.
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11. Don’t take tension.
Don’t take tension for your work while travelling, whether you are a student or an employee or a business man. Leave your stress at your home. And travel tension free.
12. Do something adventurous.
In your trip don’t just travel and take photographs. Do something adventure. Don’t just sit around in the cafes or restaurants. Do paragliding, rafting, zorbing, rock climbing, etc.
13. Celebrate Local festivals.
It is very essential. You can not understand a culture until you attend a festival with the locals. Make some friends, party with them, go for a drink & make it the best time of your life.
14. Use public transport.
Once you reach your destination, don’t book taxis or cabs. Public transport is best for traveling in the city. They are cheaper also. If you can, take a ride on the bus, the local train or metro system. It takes a little more time but will be twice as rewarding.
It good to plan well when travelling. Good points you have made but I dont agree with number 10. I cant do without social media.
I want to be a traveller but I think I'll be a tourist for a while. But I do want to not have to worry about schedules and and to get off the internet for a while (which I can't, considering my work calls for me to be online for a lot of hours)
Thanks for sharing these tips for travelling. I agree with you, we must try the local food and stay at clean + nice hotel, because we only stay at night to explore the city. Don't forget to bring your camera ^_^
Totally agree with " If you are going with your friends then plan instant & move your ass. " that sums up the joys of travel
These are some really great tips. The key to a successful travel is to be among one of the locals, immerse in their culture and you'll gain more than just photos. You gain lessons and experiences
Great tips, but I think I can't do 1, I always want to be on time and on schedule. It would be hard if you miss your flight, right?
For all of the above, be prepared with medication in case your stomach is not accustomed to the local food! One should not be overly adventurous and end up spending your trip in the hospital or hotel with runs!
Schedule is my number one problem when planning to travel with my family. Hubby and I should see to it that we have file the same date for leave of absence at work for long travel/vacation to push through with the kids – KarenT
oh well, number 1 and 4 are the 2 things i can never accomplish. i cannot stand going on a trip without proper (and extensive) planning. sometimes my itinerary can be so detailed, i even plan down the route of public transport, service numbers, transfers and all. haha!
These are very sound travel tips. Don't take package tour, I will look try to avoid having one , next time we travel.
I also do not like packaged tours. When my family and I travel, I would like things to run on our time, not rushing after a set schedule.
I like the idea of being a traveler instead of being a tourist, I agree that we should not spend a lot of money on expensive hotels but use this money to invest in experiences instead.
HOw I wish I could travel like this!~ It's a very good tips for all travelers!
I am one hell of a traveller! I am doing these things! haha One thing I described myself is that I am a TRAVELLER! haha My mind wonders almost everyday, where to go the next long holiday, next year, next month, next weekend! haha And yeah, I don't use tour packages. I love DIY trips. And well, I love adventures! haha Extremes even! lol. These are so true. I am also not for highly rated hotels, in fact I could sleep just sitting if I need to. And yeah, there was one travel that we almost didn't catch our flight. Thank goodness my charm or my wit worked, and we were admitted to check in our baggage and in a few seconds our flight was called for boarding! yet it was one of the most fun moments of my travel! The exhilarating feeling of catching and be right on time!hahah I love this post!
I agree with avoiding package tour. It takes the fun away from exploring. It's really more exciting to be more flexible and be more adventurous on trips.
All excellent tips. I think we should keep an open mind when we travel and really get into the local culture.
trying local food is definitely a must wherever you go! get to try traditions
This is really helpful! Being a traveller is really good and to experience the place, checking out local foodstores is really important
Travel is not complete without try the local or best seller foods. Thanks for sharing these tips, they will surely come in handy.
HI! I believe 9th is the most valuable feed here. Most of the time I miss out on the moment to be captured by mind and rather struggle to get the best for my camera. Superb post, all the points are well noted and clear. Thanks for sharing the info.
Informative post !
Nice and simple to follow tips. But I believe it is also up to the traveler! What s/he would prefer, isn't it?
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Yes, it is. But, if one follow this then it can make the trip more memorable. 🙂
True. To enjoy travelling one has to have the right attitude.
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