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Although world events put a damper on travel over the past two years, the industry has survived. And whether you are an avid adventurer or a budding beginner, there are always things to learn. One of the things you may not realize is that you can get more from your travel by experiencing it in different ways. These relate mostly to where you stay and in what conditions. But can also extend to picking the right place for what you want to do.
With a Mobile Home Away from Home
Travelling means being away from your home for extended periods. But you can feel right at home while on the road. Caravan purchases and RV rentals are popular among avid travellers. And there’s an inner sense of security knowing you are safe in your own mobile home away from home. All you need to do is find somewhere suitable to park up, pay your fee and you’re set for as long as you need. In addition, you will have total privacy and all the mod-cons of your home. There’s no better way to hit the road if you buy something reliable and comfortable.
Invest in a Vacation Property
Of course, you might want to enjoy what a far-flung destination has to offer from the comfort of a solid structure. Therefore, investing in a vacation property can be a wise decision. You can use it as much as you like, and you can make money from it when you aren’t there. And there are also exchange programs whereby you and another property owner switch to enjoy each other’s property at no cost. So, rather than enjoying your alpine views from a hunting lodge, you could take a lazy vacation somewhere on the coast of an exotic beach destination this year.
Enjoy Your Travel by Camping in Comfort
Camping is an age-old tradition enjoyed all over the world. But putting up a tent, lighting fires and sleeping in a bag isn’t for everyone. Instead, though, people are choosing luxury camping, known as glamping. With glamping, you get the conveniences of home when out in the woods. It’s become so popular that in the US alone, 30% of Americans who usually camp have tried glamping. Glamping accommodation ranges from simple buy comfy two-person huts by the lake to 10-berth log cabins in redwood forests. However, glamping is more expensive.
Under the Night Sky
Glamping is a great way to stay among nature in comfort. But suppose you want the authentic outdoors experience. In that case, there’s no better way to enjoy what nature offers than camping. Then, as your ancestors did, you get to sleep under the night sky, with nothing but the company of friends, family or good old you. But, of course, camping isn’t easy for beginners. So make sure you invest in a good tent, a quality sleeping bag and all the cooking equipment you need. And don’t forget the food. As a bonus, camping is relatively cheap or even free.
Try Being a Digital Nomad
For many people, work and family responsibilities hinder their ability to travel. And this can be a nightmare. However, digital nomading is becoming increasingly popular among Gen Z and millennials free from these. Here are some tips for being a digital nomad today:
- Consider a city where the digital nomad community is active.
- Make sure that the location you choose is convenient for your working hours.
- Your bank account and credit cards should be selected carefully.
- Think about your technology requirements.
- Always check your tax status wherever you are.
- Get involved in co-living communities.
- Travel insurance is a must.
Working on the move is a fantastic way to see the world. You can support yourself using freelance opportunities from sites like Upwork and Fiverr. Or you could enter into a consultancy agreement with an online work provider for things like copywriting, graphics design and CMS.
Book a Room with a View
For all the enchanting and stunning vistas all over the world, you must take the chance to book a room with a view now and then. Perhaps it will cost extra. But there’s simply no substitute for a sunrise view of New York’s Central Park while in Manhattan. Or enjoying a breeze from a balcony as the sun sets over the South of France once more. Views like these are the things you will remember forever, and they will keep you coming back. Whether you indulge them alone or with someone special, there’s never a bad time for a cityscape or ocean scene.
Stay in the Middle of Nowhere
There’s a search for truth in being miles away from civilization for billionaire tech moguls and cashless wanderers alike. The hustle of modern life can be too much for pretty much everyone. And sometimes, you need to get away from all of it. Fortunately, you don’t need to risk getting lost in the wilderness. Specialist holiday companies offer guided tours into the middle of nowhere, so someone knows where you are at least. Or you could simply drive your RV or camper to a secluded spot and set up base, between heaven and ground, with no one around.
Put Yourself in the Middle of the Action
While it can be an awakening experience to get away from it all for a while. You might also come across unique opportunities to be part of something special. No matter where you go, there will be something happening all the time. Maybe you happen to be in Rome for Beltane. Or in Rio De Janeiro for “Carnival”. It can be hugely exciting and eye-opening to place yourself right in the middle of the action when a celebration of some kind is going on. It allows you to absorb some of the rich cultures of where you are staying, understanding the people more.
Try Somewhere New to Indulge Your Passion
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Whatever you love to do in life, some places are like a beacon calling you. A chalet holiday in the Swiss Alps is a dream if you love to ski. Perhaps animal photography is your thing, and then an African safari will definitely be on your list. The point is that many places in the world will help nurture your most profound passion as you do whatever it is you can’t get enough of. It’s not everyone’s idea of a holiday to sit by a pool all day. You might want to get out there and make something of your time away from home and work, where it counts.
Pick a Place to try a New Hobby
You may not have found your niche yet. And there’s no better way to find something you like to do than dive right in and try. Travelling the world means there’s an abundance of opportunities to try new things. For instance, if you have never fished before, there’s no better place to begin than the gentle lochs of Scotland. Or, if exercise is more your thing, you can find hundreds of studios offering yoga alone in the health-obsessed Southern California. Everywhere you go, there’s something that everyone seems to be doing, making reasonable grounds for a visit.
Enjoy Your Travel with New Culture
According to the United States Travel Association, almost 800 million vacation days go unused each year. Because most Americans are afraid to request the leave to which they are legally allowed. Not using your vacation days no matter where you live means you miss golden opportunities to get out, explore and take in a new culture. Even in your own country, regions can differ in what people eat, local customs and annual celebrations. Across the world, there’s a world of differences in traditions just waiting for you to experience them.
Eat Where the Locals Eat
Local cuisine is one of the biggest things you might look forward to when travelling. Sure, you can buy a French baguette from your local bakery at home. But it’s guaranteed it’s not the same as one from a petit boulangerie just off Bois De Boulogne in La Ville-Lumière. Yet while most tourist destinations cater to out of towners, try not to be enticed by high street eateries. A good trick for the best food is to watch where the locals visit on their lunch break or evening supper. However, these will be native-speaking cafes and restaurants, so brush up on the language.
Remember to Stay Safe
Of course, there isn’t a place in the world untouched by the darkness of crime. And as a tourist or traveller, you are a prime target. So remember to stay safe when you travel. You can do this by securing your valuables at your accommodation. Put things like your passport in a safe if you have access to one. Also, get insurance. This cannot be understated. Insurance will help you immensely in all kinds of situations. It’s also good to know where the safe areas are in any city you visit. For instance, you don’t want to accidentally stroll into Vinegar Hill, NYC.
It’s always a stroke of luck to get out and experience new things when you have some free time. Two years of restrictions mean the travel industry is in a sombre state. But if and when you get back out there, you can enjoy your experiences more. Perhaps you could consider hiring or buying an RV or vacation home so you can feel right at home while away. Or you could try living the trendy digital nomad lifestyle to earn money as you passionately travel.