When people visit a new country, they want to see the attractions and also have lots of fun. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as they respect the culture, the values, and the environment. If you’re oblivious to your actions, you might be another person who’s contributing to predatory tourism.
You might have heard about the “travel bug,” the elusive insect which carries the condition that afflicts hundreds of thousands of travelers. It usually only takes one trip (or one bite) for you to catch it, but once you do, it’s, fortunately, incurable. You’ll live the rest of your life with it, only thinking about traveling, saving money to travel and hopefully, traveling a lot!
If you’re planning on traveling for two weeks or even longer-term, like several months, it might be wise to take care of your body while on your adventure. You don’t want to end your trip by finding out that you’ve packed on 20 pounds. Surviving off pot noodles and alcohol every day might sound fun, but it can lead to health problems down the line.
It’s common for inexperienced travelers to visit popular cities and capitals as these places are used to tourists, easy to get to, and offer a diverse number of attractions. However, little do they know that off-the-beaten-track small towns are the real gems.
The majority of people believe traveling is akin to pleasure – you’re essentially just having fun or relaxing. While that’s correct to a certain extent, the experiences you have on your journeys affect you in a much more profound way. You’re constantly learning, and hopefully becoming a better human being.
These men and women who came before us were the characters of great stories. Some of them were the first ones to visit new lands and have contact with unknown civilizations. We’ve got to give it to them for instilling this passion for travel in all of us.
Authors from all over the world, and from different times in history, had one thing in common: they needed a quiet place to create their masterpieces. Their houses, family and friends, and political situations contributed to the plot, characters and locations you’ve come to love when devouring their books.