With the world truly at your feet, it can be difficult to know what to do first. When you’re travelling across a country, visiting a string of cities or even volunteering to improve living conditions for locals, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed by the choices available to you. So, we’ve put together a list of goals, activities and memory making moments that you should definitely try at least once whilst travelling. Whether you’re away for two weeks or two months, read on for a little inspiration and add these to your travel to do list.
Don’t forget your memories
The world we now live in, is a digital one, and many of us have thousands of images on our phones, online, stored on our laptops and on social media. But many of us are guilty of locking these images away and losing them within the depths of technology. So, when you’ve completed your travels, don’t forget to set free all those incredible images you took on your trip. Stick them in a photo book or a photo canvas from Hello Canvas. The possibilities are endless, just make sure you have plenty of wall space and photo frames at the ready!
Sleep under the stars
Wide open spaces, endless night sky filled with glittering stars. You’re going to see a lot of this on your travels, so why not make the most of it? Whether you’re making a night of it and camping out with your new travel buddies or grabbing some blankets, pillows and sleeping bags and roughing it one night in the back of a car – you’re guaranteed to never forget this amazing experience.
Keep it wild
Sharing your paddleboarding trip with some passing dolphins, watching an elephant herd rally around a newborn in Kenya or admiring the lions from afar in South Africa, having an animal experience during your travels should be at the top of your list. Just make sure you’re viewing animals in their natural habitat and avoid places that advertise animal rides or the opportunity to have photographs taken in close proximity with them. You don’t want to contribute toward animal exploitation.
Having the opportunity to give back to those less fortunate than you widely available when you’re travelling. From a community development such as helping to build a school or an orphanage, to assisting with education or wildlife conservation. All you need to do is volunteer for a project that is close to your heart.
Forget the travel guides, the tourist booklets and the popular haunts of fellow travellers. Explore a city via local transport, walk the streets and follow in the footsteps of the locals, you never know where it might take you. It’s the best way to see a new city or country. Just remember to do this safely, use your common sense and don’t put yourself into a dangerous situation.
Good luck on your travels!