30Travel can open the mind and heart to new experiences. The memories you will create may just be once-in-a-lifetime ones. Cherish what you see, and keep an open mind to the different cultures around you. You don’t want to miss a thing. While traveling to a new location, always remember to keep some perspective, as in being polite and respectful of the local culture, especially when it comes to haggling because you may get an amazing deal, but the merchants still need to make a living. There are times to be frugal and times to just splurge a little on something fantastic that you can bring back home with you. Once-in-a-lifetime trips should be memorable. Remember that even though you may feel like you are spending a lot because of the currency difference, you really aren’t spending as much as you think. Be sure to know how the currency works so you can use your money wisely. Also, it is always a good idea to get home safe, even if that means you need to get a taxi in a foreign place; you will be glad you did.
Sometimes while traveling, we tend to forget about everyone that was left back home. It can be nice for your family or close friends to hear from you every so often if you are going to be gone for a while, even just to hear your voice of excitement for all of the amazing sites you’ve visited. Making new friends is also great. Be open to a new experience and accept kindness when warranted. Try something new today. There are so many amazing things you can do and learn while traveling. Maybe help out with your time to build a home for the needy, or play sports with the local children, and maybe just have lunch with someone that looks sad. Remember that your kindness can possibly be the thing that changes someone’s life forever. Smile often and have fun. Explore around you and take lots of pictures. Relax and be free. You will have the time of your life.