Whether this is your first trip abroad, or if it’s the 5th time you’ve circled the globe, getting ready for a big adventure still brings on the feelings of excitement, nervousness, and naturally, anticipation. While on the road you’ll meet and discover new faces and places, taste different foods, and hear all sorts of strange sounds. Traveling brings on all sorts of changes, whether they’re dramatic or subtle, but during this chaos JustFly reviews how these three habits are the ones you should practice every day while you’re away to make sure your trip is the best on possible.
Sleep well and get rest
Ask any seasoned traveler their opinion about sleep and getting rest, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: They can’t get enough of it. The benefits of sleep have long been studied, and science shows that lack of sleep can lead to a number of things that you definitely don’t want to deal with on your trip. When you’re sleep deprived on the road, the chances of you catching a cold are greatly increased. You’re your immune system experiencing a radically different environment, coupled with your lack of sleep, your body becomes compromised and susceptible to catching a nasty cold! But if the sniffles don’t get you, then the migraines and headaches might: research demonstrates that lack of sleep promotes tension in the head and brain, prompting an onset of migraines and headaches that will end up leaving you aggravated and irritable. All things that will probably put a damper on your trip.
Traveler see, traveler should do
No matter how well rested you’d like to be, being honest about your party expectations is a good way to plan and coordinate your trip according to JustFly. That being said, pay special attention to the country you’re in, and how the people there party. In large, urban cities, you’re sure to find bars, clubs and restaurants that cater to a variety of different tastes in music, drink, or general “scene.” If, however, you find yourself on the coast of a sleepy, seaside village where people’s lives are dictated by the work they do, throwing ragers into the wee hours of the morning won’t score you any bonus points with the locals, and will immediately brand you as a brash, drunk tourist. If locals here get drunk during the day rather than at night, follow suit!
Eat where locals eat
Much like the previous paragraph, going where the locals eat is the best way to experiencing any country or city you’re visiting. Putting aside your notions of what food you think you don’t like is also a great way to get past your comfort levels: if you’ve never tried something, how do you know you don’t like it? Expressing interest in the culinary traditions of a country actively dictates your willingness to blend in, absorb the culture rather than passively engage with it, and bond over a shared meal. A good motto to live by with food is that you should always try everything twice!