20 Ways to Add Spontaneity Into Your Travels

7. Try different food

Cuisine is part of a country’s treasure and should be explored in depth. Don’t shy away because it looks weird or you don’t know what it is — just dive right in!

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8. Rent a bike

This is like the step up from walking — you’re just moving faster. When you cycle, you can cover more ground, but still have the day-to-day local experience.

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9. Attend a local event

It could be a Spanish guitar presentation in Barcelona, a Muay Thai fight in Thailand, or a Maori dance in New Zealand — you won’t forget it!

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If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

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.