8 Travel Experiences Everyone Should Try

Travel is a broad church. It can involve everything from daytrips and weekends in the country, to full-blown globetrotting adventures. If you're one of the many people for whom wanderlust is a regular feeling, then narrowing down what kind of travel experience to try next can be a frustrating task. For those with a love of exploration, here are a few travel experiences that everyone should aim to try at least once.

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The World is Your Oyster - Where Do You Start?

Travel has never been easier or more accessible, but for those of us in the grips of wanderlust, it can be difficult to even know where to begin. There are so many choices and options, it can seem overwhelming - and choosing a travel option that really suits you can be tricky. 

Regardless of whether you're an experienced and world-wise traveller, or setting off on your first global adventure, choosing your next travel experience will require some time and thought. The factors that will influence this decision will be different for everyone, and will inevitably require some careful consideration. 

There are all kinds of things you'll need to think about, from your budget to how much time (if any) you'll need to take off work, and it can be easy to get lost in the complexity of it all. However, making the right travel choice doesn't need to be a stressful or frustrating experience - in fact it can be quite enjoyable. Simply taking a logical and mindful approach can help you identify the perfect travel experience for you.

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Couch Surfing Etiquette 101

The mindset of your typical couch surfing candidate is one of budget conscious survival, while also seeking a safe place to rest and local insider knowledge from the host. While couch surfers are usually individuals, there are couples and even families who take advantage of the opportunity to save money, connect and share good energy with others who appreciate the nomadic mindset. While the concept of couch surfing can benefit both parties respec...

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10 Things That Might Happen Upon Returning to a “Developed Country”

Believe it or not, there are still some places in the world without the option to take a hot shower. There are still some places without high-speed Internet connection, or Internet connection at all. There are even some places where wheat bread is a luxury commodity. Gasp! If you’re from a nation considered “developed”, for lack of a better term, and you have either lived in or traveled to a “developing country”, this list of 10 things that might...

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The Importance of Research When Traveling or Living Abroad

There’s a huge array of mistakes one can make when traveling, studying, working or volunteering abroad, and many regrets can bubble up after returning home and looking back on your experiences. The majority of them are almost irrelevant, or not worth the worry. The epic failures become great stories, and the real, detrimental mess-ups are lessons for the future. One magical aspect of getting out into the world is that you’re sometimes required to...

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The Traveller and The Ego

It is an inherent part of human nature to compare ourselves to others, be it our skills, experiences, or relationships. What this means for travelers, is that before, during and after your journeys, you will face several moments of comparison to others, potentially resulting in unnecessary pressure, discomfort and even major doubt that you are doing things ‘the right way’. It may be your hostel bunk mate exclaiming how cheap they got the room, le...

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