​Simple Travel Experiences We Take for Granted


No matter how well-versed a traveler we are, we usually take part in simple routines and experiences each time we get away. There is also always an opportunity to make new experiences and learn new things. These experiences can help make an unforgettable trip, but we often take them for granted while we are away.  

Meeting New People 

Some may say that meeting new people while traveling is the best part of the trip. Sometimes just asking someone, "where are you from?" opens entirely new experiences and relationships that can make your trip unforgettable. Even better, if the people you meet are local to the area, they know all the best restaurants, attractions, and insider tips on what to do. You never know who you will meet along the way!

Disconnecting From Work 

Traveling presents the opportunity to disconnect from your regular routine from the moment you board the plane and turn your phone on airplane mode. In some cases, you may not even have access to service while traveling. Don’t let yourself become bothered by the stress of work emails or social media. Take advantage of this opportunity to take a vacation away from your typical responsibilities and really explore, relax, and refresh yourself. 

Waking up in a New Place 

After an exhausting day of travel, whether it's a long drive or plane ride, there is nothing quite like the feeling of waking up in a new place while traveling, whether you're waking up in a hotel bed with a view of a new city or waking up in a sleeping bag in a new campsite. The new day brings an entire host of possibilities to experience while traveling. 

Getting Lost 

Odds are, you are bound to get lost or take a wrong turn somewhere in your travels. Turn that into an experience by discovering a new place you probably wouldn't have ended up had you gone the right way the first time. If possible, take the local public transportation to immerse yourself in a new place or a place you've traveled to before. Take a walk around a new city with no set destination and see where you may end up. 

Trying New Foods 

When you travel, find out what food that place is known for and try it for yourself. There is no better way to immerse yourself into the culture of a destination than by trying authentic food. If offered, grab a quick snack or full meal from a street vendor or food stand. You never know how much you will miss a particular destination until you return home craving that lobster roll you ate in Maine or the pizza you enjoyed in Naples.
Posted: 7/2/2021 3:31:52 PM