Making a local friend while traveling can really boost your experience – especially if you are sticking around the same location for a couple days or even studying abroad. And making a positive first impression that sticks will really up your chances at gaining a buddy.
In this video, I give tips for those very initial social encounters – like starting at hello! If you use these simple suggestions you’ll find yourself opening your own doors to conversations and interactions that might not have been available to you.
The real magic behind these tips is a subtle shift in your own consciousness to being sensitive to the culture and experience of the people you encounter during your travels. These tips can help turn you from a tourist to a curious traveler.