What’s the difference between a tourist and a traveler? Tourists are only on vacation while a true traveler is in it for the learning and the experience. And after four-and-a-half years and 16 countries, I’ve learned a few things.
What have you learned while traveling? Don’t forget to share your advice below.
When on a road trip it is important to remember that roads are not required. Abandoning them often starts the real adventure.
Just be sure to have a trusty GPS with you. My Nuvi has racked up nearly 150,000 miles and counting.
Living life the unexpected way is always better than living a predictable life.
Don’t be so focused on plans, itineraries, and schedules, just go with the flow. Trust me, that’s when the real adventures start to happen. I once left for a weekend trip that turned into a six-month 32-state cross-country USA road trip.
Sometimes you must get lost to find yourself, even if its just in a parking lot.
Throw out the map! Just don’t throw out your common sense.
If you ever come across something that you are uncertain about doing (or eating), drink a few beers first and then go for it.
Don’t be a victim of your own ignorance and/or fear, just go for it! Not only will it make a great story but look at it this way: whether it goes good or bad, given enough time everything becomes funny in hindsight.
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