Looking For Something Different The Next Time You Travel?

by - 1/08/2020


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Travel really is a wonderful thing. It broadens the mind and can open you up to new experiences that you'd never otherwise have. Which makes it all the more unusual how often people tend to get themselves stuck in something of a routine when they travel. Far too often people find a single travel destination that they fall in love with, and then they visit that place over and over again until it loses so much of what once made it so magical. It's amazing that many people can take something as wonderful and exciting as travel, and actually find a way to make it boring! Of course, things don't have to be that way! Here are a few ideas for some different things that you can do on your next trip.

Get off the grid

One of the things about traveling is that it takes you out of your comfort zone a little bit. This can be one of the very best things about it. If you go back to the same hotels and resorts time after time that feeling can fade away, leaving things feeling stale and pedestrian. If you really want to turn that on its head then why not take a trip where you're completely and totally off the grid. Strip yourself of all of the typical comforts that you associate with a vacation and get back to basics in a big way. Doing this allows you to learn more about survival, remind yourself that you don't need to be glued to technology all the time, and remind yourself of how it feels to be alive when everything isn't constantly provided for you. Sure it might not be the most relaxing trip, but it will certainly be one that you always remember. 

Go somewhere where you don't speak the language

Another way to really shake things up and sweep out the cobwebs is to go somewhere where everything is completely foreign to you. Of course, there are many destinations where English isn't the dominant language, but many of those have dedicated tourist areas that make allowances for you. Instead, try going places like countries in Asia that don't make those concessions. Take a phrasebook with you and really engross yourself in a culture that's completely alien to you. It won't take long before you come to understand it better and you'll often come away with a much greater understanding of the world around you and the different cultures in it. Of course, you might find that a little intimidating so if you're looking for a more balanced approach then why not try something like Southeast Asian tours. That way you get a balance of guidance while still being able to throw yourself into the local experience.

Choose the opposite to your normal destination

If you want an immediate shake-up to your normal travel plans, but you don't really know where to start, then start with what you're used to, and flip it on its head. If you usually travel in cities and enjoy a degree of luxury, take some time out in the wilderness, if camping is usually your thing then get stuck into the incredible energy and culture that cities have to offer. By going in the exact opposite direction to what you're used to, you can discover a whole new world of possibilities that you might never have even considered before.

There's nothing wrong with wanting something a little more comfortable and familiar for your travel destination, but if you are looking to do something different then remember that there are always plenty of options available to you.

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9 comments

  1. Wow that's a brave thing to do. We love going to off beat places too but sometimes only.

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  2. You have changed my perspective, i am also going to look for something different now in my upcoming vacation.

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  3. You have given me so much to do different this upcoming vacation!!! I was actually planning something different to do and this post comes on time!!

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  4. It was a pleasure reading this article. I am so finicky before travelling and make sure that I should get all the comfort. I guess i need tk take tbe ither route now.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this amazing idea with us. Each and everyone is amazed with this idea including us and we are planning to do something different in our upcoming journey for sure

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  6. That's a interesting post. Loved the idea to go to a place where people don't understand our language

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