Tips to making your vacation more exciting.
There are many different reasons why people travel.Sometimes, people travel in order to get away from the stress of everyday life, and to relax by the pool – or on the beach – in some beautiful locale.Other times, people travel in order to “find themselves,” and to connect more deeply with their own inner thoughts, feelings, and dreams.Easily one of the most common reasons why people travel, however, is for a bit of excitement and adventure – a break from the everyday routine, and an opportunity to form some new memories that stand out from the rest.
Here are just a few tips for making your vacation getaways more exciting.
Try a mode of travel that puts you more “at the heart of things”
Different modes of travel will, automatically, put you either more or less “at the heart of things,” and will, therefore, be more, or less, adventurous. If you fly directly to a resort, and then do any subsequent travel in a rented car, the experience will feel a lot more “familiar” and “ordinary” than if you were backpacking around, or venturing off on a motorcycle, with the wind whipping against you.
At least since the release of the classic book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” and probably well before then, people have realised that more “hands-on” forms of travel – like riding a motorcycle – are also likely to be more adventurous and exciting.Of course, make sure to insure your motorbike, pack appropriately, do your research, and to take adequate safety precautions if you are planning to travel this way.
Leave social media and other distractions behind, and absorb yourself in the experience
There are all sorts of scenarios you might find yourself in, in everyday life, which would seem quite exciting and interesting if only you actually noticed them for what they were, and gave them your full attention. Unfortunately, however, it’s frequently the case that – even when travelling abroad – people remain so perpetually distracted that they miss out on an adventure when it’s right in front of them. In order to experience each moment more fully, and to enjoy the adventure of the trip more deeply, leave the social media, web surfing, and other commonplace distractions behind you, and work to absorb yourself in the experience head-on.
Be more spontaneous with your planning and decision-making
It’s obviously necessary to do some planning and research before every trip – and it’s especially important that you make sure to do sufficient research and planning before you head off to any destination which might be particularly dangerous, unknown to you, or tumultuous. All the same, though, there is definitely a sweet spot. If you plan things too exactly, and keep a schedule that is too dialled in and unyielding, you will naturally remove a lot of the spontaneity and adventure from your trip. Instead of allowing this to happen, make a point of proactively and intentionally being a bit more spontaneous with your planning and decision-making.