If you have been traveling to different places for a while but you have not fully experienced the beauty of it maybe you are missing out something. A lot of people does not fully experience their travel experience due to some reasons and circumstances while some does not have the time to visit places and mingle with the locals for the reason that their travel’s main purpose is work-related while some only have one to two days of stay in a particular place leaving them with no option but to visit the nearest tourist attraction to the place where they are staying or worse, they are stuck at their hotel rooms.
However, there are tons of ways to maximize your time and find ways to improve your travel experience and bring home good memories with you. In this article, I will provide you some useful tips to improve your travel experience whether you are traveling alone or with someone.
Upon setting foot in a different country, the first thing you will notice is the airport and the first thing you should do is speak with the locals and one thing you should never forget is to initiate a conversation with them whether there is a language barrier between you two. Initiating a conversation with a local creates a welcoming sense in yourself which you could brag to your friends that you were able to speak with someone who does not understand your language but both of you were able to connect with that person just by asking either for directions, or where the taxi stand is located; it’s pretty simple but it makes a big impact for yourself that you were able to connect with a local.
Psychologists say that it is easier to speak a foreign language in person rather than listening to an audio or video tutorial because you can see the emotion and the body language of the person who is talking in front of you. The first time that a native speaker talks to you and you answered them back, it will continue for some time even minutes up to an hour depending on how both of you connected to each other. Even though there’s a language barrier you will still be able to understand what they are trying to say to you because of their actions. In this way, you are able to learn something new from them which make your travel experience much better.