The title above was to an article my friend Vinil Ramdev wrote for Entrepreneur Magazine. In he delves into some useful tips when traveling.
He talks about Global Entry, preparing properly, cutting out articles, and being creative. He also talks about credit cards, which to use and why.
And no traveler is complete without having the rights apps -- mobile apps are increasingly effective in before, during and travel. You can read his article HERE
For example, I've been traveling for years, and my side hobby was reviewing the places I've gone on TripAdvisor, where I've become one of the top 1% reviewers on that site. It's not necessary, but it's fun.
There are a lot of ways to travel. As the old adage goes,
Tourists go place to look at things; travelers go places to see things.If you want to be a real traveler, it means becoming immersed in the environment you're in, not just looking at the landmarks in a tourist guide. Get off the beaten track, explore, engage and the experience will be beyond your wildest dreams. To that end, a book that clearly spoke to what I was feeling for years, was wonderfully expressed in the book "Vagabonding; An Uncommon Guide to Long-Term World Travel". Written by Rolph Potts, a consummate world traveler. you can read my review of that book HERE.
Go forth and explore, it's in our human nature!