1. Work alone.
Although you’ll never be alone with the SGT family, learning the wonders of solitude can be good for any venturer. Order lunch for yourself at a local cantina, or spend an hour out catching waves for your own glory.
2. Make new friends.
Being in a foreign country doesn’t stop random acts of kindness. Be gracious to strangers, and bring back common courtesy. Whether you’re downing rum punches at the brojito with a fellow globetrotter, or even waiting on a set with locals, you’ll be presented with many an opportunity to meet kind-hearted folks.
3. Live with less.
Travel lightly for a more easygoing experience. Not only does it save on fees and complications, but simply heading to a convenience store in a new land can lead to a unique encounter that can’t be replicated at your local CVS.
4. Plans change and you can adapt.
With the major recent delays from to the Polar Vortex, itineraries are just basic guidelines rather than a strict agenda to be followed. Often, the greatest experiences of the trip come from unexpected breaks in the schedule. Learn to roll with the punches, and you will be a stronger traveler as well as a more versatile person.
Travel can flip your perspective. Photo: Ben Girardi
5. Enjoy the moment.
Put down the iPhone, head to the beach, and enjoy the sets rolling in. Technology is not a replacement for real world experiences in exotic locations. Enjoy the simple things that come from traveling, like a bluebird day on the slopes, or a quick trip to an open-air market.
6. Get out of your comfort zone.
Your years of Spanish in high school comes to use in Buenos Aires when it’s time to order a café con leche in the local coffee house. Break away from the gringos, use your cojones, and try the traditional fare down at a dance hall or even follow the locals into their favorite watering hole.
7. Be patient.
Don’t rush through your meals, don’t yell at your buddy for missing a turn on a road trip, and don’t worry, you’ll make it there. Island time is a real thing, and you can become accustomed to it all with a little patience.
8. Don’t make assumptions.
Ask your guide questions. Open your mind to a new way of life that doesn’t revolve around checking emails. If you don’t try out new customs, you’ll never be able to receive the full enriching experience of travel.
Travel can make you feel young again. Photo: Matt Milone
9. Miss home.
When you’re abroad, you’ll be able to more thoroughly appreciate the loved ones you left behind. In this manner, you can more easily appreciate the life you feel so obligated to attempt to escape. If you’re still fully inspired, consider making a new home.
10. Goodbye’s not forever.
Family goes beyond blood, and friends can go beyond casual acquaintances. Cherish the moments and the new families and homes you’ve gained over your travel experiences. Keep in touch, and remember the memories.you
The recently opened Japanese backcountry trip provides a snow trip of a lifetime in an enriching environment, where fresh pow turns are found in the land of the rising sun. Alternatively, if you’re seeking an unforgettable never-summer experience, then come grab a spot in Argentina, where unique cultural experiences mixes with backcountry booters. Also, the Rincon Surf School can get everyone from the advanced to novice surfer into the right conditions.
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Modified from original source: [http://thoughtcatalog.com/scott-percelay/2013/10/10-reasons-why-traveling-makes-you-a-better-person/]