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Be A Traveler, Not A Tourist (Part 1)

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People usually try to make the most of their vacation and then they end up seeing everything, but did they truly experience their long-awaited journey? We’ll try to show you how to ne a traveler and not a mere tourist.

Let’s see if we can make a difference between the two categories. A tourist is someone who will try to make all the right moves. He’ll visit all the popular destinations, see all the famous buildings and take as many mediocre photos of these monuments to prove it.

A traveler, on the other hand, will want to truly experience the essence of another culture.

Being Spontaneous

Forget all the generic plans and the all the must-sees and act spontaneously.

We’re not saying that you shouldn’t have any plans, but make sure you dig deeper and do not just scratch the surface.

The basics like booking flight times and accommodation should be planned in advance, at least for the main checkpoints of your journey, but leave the room for thinking outside the box.

If you later feel like canceling some of the bookings and going with the flow, do just that.

Avoiding The Stereotypes

Don’t end up having a generic and stereotypical travel experience by trying to squeeze in all the highlights in a short period of time. Ask the locals about the less known places and destinations often forgotten, for therein lies the true fun of the city or town you’re visiting.