Traveling for a Hobby
One way to take your vacation to the next level is to align your travel plans with events catering to your hobbies and interests. This is a surefire tactic to catch a glimpse of authentic, real life in another place, participate in it and make new friends along the way.
Here are some examples:
Are you a music lover?
If your favorite band is playing in Amsterdam, Sardinia, or Buenos Aires, that’s the time to plan a trip. You’ll be rocking out with locals in a positive atmosphere where you’ll likely find it easy to make friends.
Are you a Comedy seeker?
Private Cenotes and Jungle Lodging in Mexico (Video)
That’s what I found when delving a little deeper into life along the Mayan Riviera.
You are probably now wondering, “Ok, how can I stay at that place?” (Continue reading…)
A Unique Experience in Mexico (Video)
Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum are popular destinations in Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Along the Mayan Riviera, as it is called, the main attraction is the beach with it’s picturesque, white sand and turquoise waters. Then there are ancient Mayan ruins to check out and quite the nightlife scene in Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
But there is something else you really shouldn’t miss when you visit the area. Here is a video from my trip to Tulum.
If you are planning a trip, you are probably now wondering, “Where are these cenotes and how do I get to them?” Here you go… (Continue reading…)
Sunrise in Tulum, Mexico (Video)
I am not sure what it is, but on my recent trip, I was compelled to get up for sunrise almost every day. And I am not normally an early riser.
One morning I brought my camera out to capture the beauty.
Travel Tips: Travel and Politics (Video)
Engaging in political conversations while traveling can provide you with different world views and also reveal surprising cultural misunderstandings. Personally, I think it is fascinating to learn about how American culture and politics are viewed by foreigners. I also find it interesting to learn about the different relationships people in other countries have with their own governments in comparison to my experiences at home.
That said, here are some tips to keep in mind before you jump into any politically charged conversations while abroad.
Travel Tips: Getting a More Authentic Experience (Video)
Here are some quick travel ideas about how to explore the local culture on your next trip.
But remember it is all about your perspective and how you take advantage of each situation. Here is what I mean…
Travel Tips: Mastering the First Impression (Video)
Developing relationships with new people you meet along your journey is often a big part of travel. Making local friends and acquaintances can enhance your trip on many levels from providing you with good company and itinerary suggestions to teaching you about the native culture and how to stay safe. To me, making local contacts is paramount.
As it is anywhere, you only have one chance to make that first impression. And while traveling, you’ll be making a lot of first impressions. So here goes…