14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

3. They Know Phrases in Many Languages

Although frequent travelers know they can probably get by with English anywhere in the world, they always make an effort to learn the basics of the local language. In that way, they can create a deeper bond with the local population.

As soon as they set foot in the new country, they try to learn how to order food, introduce themselves, and most importantly, how to say “please” and “thank you.” More often than not, they fall in love with the language and decide to really learn it.

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4. They Pack Smartly

You’ll rarely see a frequent traveler carrying a massive backpack struggling with its weight. In fact, you might even think they’re a local as it seems they’re not carrying anything, just a small unassuming rucksack.

They know that nowadays it’s possible to find any item they might need in any major capital, so there’s no point in carrying it around everywhere. They know how to travel light, taking only the essentials and versatile quick-drying clothes.

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5. They Have Crazy Stories to Tell

Travel in itself creates the ideal environment for funny stories to happen. Sometimes, you just need to take one wrong bus or order the wrong dish in a restaurant to unleash a sequence of unfortunate events.

Most of the crazy stories you only see in movies tend to be part of the day-to-day life of the frequent traveler. They might talk about a near miss on the Bolivian death road, the time they got scammed in Cambodia, or when they were super sick in India and felt like dying.

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Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

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Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.

15 Hidden Gems in South America

If you’re planning a trip to South America and are researching your itinerary, you’ll probably see the same places over and over again. Destinations such as Machu Picchu or Salar de Uyuni are indeed amazing, but if you’d like some hidden gems, you’ll need to dig deeper.