How to Acclimatize to a New City

10. Ask for recommendations

Before you move, do some research into the amenities of your new neighborhood. It can be helpful to arrive with some sense of where things are, and how to get around. Another thing you can do is ask for recommendations from new people that you meet.

Whether you consult your colleagues at work or the friendly teller at the bank, most people won’t be shy about telling you about their favorite restaurant, or what traffic is like around rush hour. Asking real people for their opinions on their neighborhood also gives you something to talk about if you ever run into them again.

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11. Give back

Another great way to get to know your neighborhood and meet people in the process is by volunteering your time with a local organization. There are always charities and non-profit organizations that are looking for eager volunteers — just pick one that aligns with your interests and get to work!

Putting effort into improving your local community will give you a sense of belonging, and will help you meet like-minded people that could eventually become friends.

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12. Don’t try and replicate past experiences

Leaving your home is always difficult. Settling in a new place becomes even harder when we seek to replicate everything that we loved about our old house or neighborhood in our new city. It’s not possible to make a clean swap, so instead of putting all your energy into pining for your old home, focus on what makes this new place so unique and interesting.

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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.