May 2, 2014

Top 5 Things That Make the Best Travels

Travelling is fun, fun, fun! Given that you know what to do, that is. We travel to have fun; not to worry. Worries are a result to being unprepared. To give you a heads up on the things that you need to bring, you can see one of our previous posts, Essentials in You Need WhenTravelling Overseas. For first timers, that may have been too helpful, but for backpackers, a little refresher won’t hurt.

When you travel to enjoy the different cultures, people, and views, how do you make the best of it? Do you simply visit the places you’re supposed to visit just because they are in the itinerary? I dare myself to go a little further than that when I step into a different country.

It is the effort of how much you immerse in the culture of your current location that matters most. When you decide to visit a lake, you won’t appreciate it unless you try how your skin feels when it touches the water- metaphorically speaking. That’s why all my travels (for the sake of vacation and a sense of getaway) are all memorable and worth it!

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All You Can Eat

I’m not saying the All You Can Eat buffets at famous restaurants. Well, you can start off with trying restaurants exclusive to that place, but I’m not solely referring to that. Do you know how fun it is to enjoy street foods? It’s the experience in general that makes everything perfect: the bustling sound of people walking around, the sound of vehicles, the smell of different foods overlapping each other, and the foreign taste of that food (which you are still trying to acquire and appreciate) you bought from a cart.
Even Paris has street foods. Let’s take away all our impressions of the exciting, sophisticated Paris. It may be all that, but for those who are living humbly, street foods are one of the top choices. Worth it? Yes, they are!


Have you ever stopped and listened to a band of street musicians? If you appreciate music, you’re certainly in for a treat. Nothing beats stress than the sound, full of enthusiasm and passion, produced by these brilliant musicians. If you think recording artists are great, you’d realize that there are more brilliant musicians on the loose!

Of course, you have to give them a little of your charity. A guitar case or a hat is laid open in front or beside them where you can put a dollar or dollars in. They appreciate that gesture, and you can even request a song. You’re lucky if they know it. And since you’re in a place where no one really knows you, dance! I dare you! If you don’t, you’ll end up regretting why you missed the moment when you get home.

Meet People

You’ll surely meet people in excursions. However, it is also best if you made friends with the locals. This way, you’ll be able to bask in their cultures and traditions. No one can explain those like the locals. Oh, yes, one more thing: you need to smile. A smile is the gateway to meeting new acquaintances. They can be from transits, clubs, and other places. Don’t forget to take photos of and with them.

Try Something New

Get a tan, get a tattoo, dye your hair, and get a piercing... do whatever! It’s something to remember by. Be friends with change. You can even pose for a street painter. When you get to a place, try studying what’s “in”. Think of trying it. Bring a little something from the place with you when you get home.
And most of all...


Every country is different. Each one has its own culture, beliefs, and ways of living. You will never have the best travel if you don’t bring with you an open mind. This is true especially when you travel to countries in Asia where there is a big difference in culture and language can be a big barrier. There are a lot of wonderful things in store for you, but if you don’t keep an open mind and try what the new place has to offer you, you will never enjoy your trip no matter how prepared you are.

The experiences you’ll get out of travelling to different places are priceless. And don’t forget to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunset, especially when you’re in the tropical beaches in Bali or enjoying the bricked walk of Paris. No matter where you are, it’s always beautiful.


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