There is a big question on “how to travel the world” in a suitable way for yourself. It is not that easy to find the right way and it takes a bit of time. You can travel in many different ways, but in my opinion you have to have some attributes in order to experience life to the fullest while you travel…I am lucky, that I have already found the way I want to travel the world. I know what kind of mindset I want to conquer the world with, what kind of stuff I want to do or see and how I want to do it. So the following tips are based on my opinion and experiences. It might not be suittable for everyone, but maybe it helps you a little bit to find your way on how to travel the world 🙂
How to travel the world in your own way
Have the right attitude
I have learned most of what I share in this article during my time in Australia, South East Asia, Fiji and New Zealand. There are so many ways on how to travel the world. I have done most of them, but one thing had to develope first… the right attitude! In my opinion you have to have the right attitude to travel around the world. You will learn a lot along the way, but I think you got to bring some attributes to the table before you even start.
You need to be very curious. It’s crutual to be open minded. You need to be willing to explore something completely new. You need to open up to other people, cultures, ideas and ways of living. It’s also important to be spontanious. You need to be able to handle bad situations. There are much more things you should call being a part of your personality in order to have a great time while you travel, but the most important one for me is definitely a solid and positive attitude.
Have an open heart
I guess you want to meet new people and learn about other countries and cultures while you travel, right? In order to do that, you need to have an open heart and an open mind. When you open your heart, beautiful things will happen in your life. You basically almost only attract positive stuff. Good things will happen a lot more than you are maybe used to. And when you have an open mind, you will maybe find a way to integrate and adapt these wonderful things into your own life. Whatever that might be or look like.
Get out of your comfort zone
How to travel the world was the question that I asked myself a lot of times. I figured that I need to get out of my comfort zone as much as I can in order to live life to the fullest. And not just a bit. I think you need to get far out of your comfort zone in order to grow and to experience incredible things that you can still talk about when you are old. For each and every traveller that means something different.
Maybe it means for you that you get you ass up and talk to the girl right next to you in a bar even though you are scared. Or it means that you do a skydive. Or it means that you go to a country where nobody speaks your language. It could mean a lot of things, but you should definitely try to leave your comfort zone as much as you can. It is the only true way to reach to your goals and get closer to freedom!
Just do it
The Nike slogan is something that I truely believe in as well. During travelling you will always get confronted with situations where you can either take a risk or step back and watch things happening. I found for myself that it is almost always better to say “just do it“, because that is the reason for great things happening in your life. Before I travelled New Zealand I was in a dilemma.
I did not have that much money, but I really wanted to see this country and do all the adventures activities that I have heard of. So I said “fuck it, just do it” (solved the money issue later) and it was the right decision once again. I had an awesome time there. I went white and black water rafting, I saw Hobbiton, I swum with wild dolphins, I did the Tongario crossing, I sailed through Milford Sound, I met a Maori tribe, I have seen Cape Reinga, and so much more. And only, because I did not hesitate and took action.
Do not judge people
One of the worst things you can do when you want to know how to travel the world in the best way possible for you, is to judge people to straight away. We all tend to judge people from the way look, speak or what we heard of them. Never ever do that again! You never know what kind of person is in front of you. They could have the coolest stories to tell and advice to give.
I would not have travelled to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and New Zealand, if other travellers would not have told me to do so.I did not judge any of these persons and the advice they gave me was worth so much. Only because of them I had the best time in these countries. Before I travelling I would not have spoken to them for many reasons, but I now I would never judge anyone anymore before I really had longer converation with them.
Do not be afraid to ask
Only when you ask people for something you will get an advice. I learned that in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh. The former capitol of Vietnam. I bought a motorbike there and drove through whole Vietnam for a month. I ask the local motorbike salesman for an advice which road to take from saigon to Hanoi. It came out that he did this joruney 4 or 5 times at least. So he knew, which road is the coolest and most adventures. I followed his advice.
You would not believe what I have seen and where I have been 🙂 Just brilliant! And only because I was not afraid to ask. You do not have to know everything. You just need to know where to get the information from. So keep asking and keep being curious and you will have the best stories to tell 😉
Travel in different ways
There are various ways how to travel the world. You can with friends, with a partner, travel solo, travel low budget, travel high budget, with working in between, without working in between and in many more ways. My only advice on that is you should try them all out and see what fits you best. I have done them all and they all have something positive and something negative. It is not easy to say, which one is the right one for you. But, if you want to find out how to travel the world and live life to the fullest in your specific way, than I guess you will have to try all of them 🙂
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