How To Make Your Next Trip The Best Ever!

Do you have a trip on the books?  Whether you have one scheduled or are thinking about one in the future, you need to read this now! Vacations cost money and time.  Way too often, we see money spent and wasted.  Sure, you may see some amazing things and even experience something no else you know has experienced before, but the truth is if the trip didn’t change your life, then you didn’t get your moneys worth.  So, how can you guarantee a life changing trip?  Learn from a couple who has wasted their time and money and now vacation differently!

Go deep with people!

Prepare to ask locals questions about their life, what they eat, kids education, work. Make it a goal to learn something new each day.

This man inherited the elephant tusk earrings from his great grandfather. They are hundreds of years old!
This man inherited the elephant tusk earrings from his great grandfather. They are hundreds of years old!

Read inspirational books, quotes, and listen to uplifting music to guide your mood!

Next time you head for the Rockies, read this book to learn more about the great grizzly!

 

Remain flexible even when plans change, its all part of the experience.

You never know what kind of transportation you might need to take!
You never know what kind of transportation you might need to take!

Value their culture and make it a goal to learn something new from them daily. Leave ethnocentrism home!

It always helps to smile when you work!
It always helps to smile when you work!

Experience each day with all of your senses and make a note of each.

Get dirty!
Get dirty!

Get off the trail!

Pick a day to spend off the normal tourist path and learn more about their daily life.

Taking the subway in Thailand to where the locals shop!
Taking the subway in Thailand to where the locals shop!

Give back. Read about volunteer projects you could help with!

One of my kids favorite memories was feeding baby monkeys whose mother had been killed.
One of my kids favorite memories was feeding orphan monkeys.

Take all your family, even if you fight, you will grow closer together.

National Parks with my family! Great memories.
National Parks with my family! Great memories.

One more note, pack minimally but smart! I have a never leave home without it for you women and for both men and women:

Must shoes for the tropics! Chacos! Longest lasting shoe.  They even replace them if they break!


And all you women must get this to prevent the “tired, puffy, wrinkly, didn’t sleep on my own bed last night” eye look: Reborneye – Rejuvenating and Repairing Eye Cream – Advanced Anti-Aging Formula – Fill In Wrinkles & Crow’s Feet – Deflates Eye Bags – Reduces Dark Circles – Diminish Puffiness

Now, book your tickets. But before you do, comment here and tell me where do you plan on going? and what will you do differently after reading this?

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10 Comments on “How To Make Your Next Trip The Best Ever!

  1. As I might have mentioned yesterday we have plans to drive up the Red Centre of Australia and the Kimberley’s next June. Can’t wait. This is a great post, lots of good tips. Happy adventuring! Where are you now?

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