We only have a finite amount of time to see all of the world. And alas, it’s not a place you can see in a weekend. It’s a big old planet out there! As such, you need to get savvy about how you travel if you plan to see as much of it as possible. Fortunately, in this day and age, it’s never been easier to pack your bags and head off to explore new surroundings. Below, we take a look at a few options for ticking off as many destinations and cultures on your bucket list as possible.
Leave Big Destinations Behind
Yes, you’ll want to eventually visit places like New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, and so on, but there’s nothing to say that you need to see them as soon as possible. The thing about the biggest destinations is that they’ll always be there; they’ll come up on your radar again and again. More obscure destinations, however, will fade into the background over time. It’s a good idea to strike while the iron is hot, as they say. If you’re drawn to a place that’s a bit different, then don’t hesitate: go. You might not always have the chance.
Join a Group
The problem with visiting places that are slightly off the beaten path, however, is that they’re slightly more difficult to visit. You can’t exactly get a package holiday to, say, Greenland. And some places can be more difficult to visit because of language barriers, as in the case of Japan; it’s an awesome country to explore, but it can be difficult to get around. Luckily, you have an option for exploring the slightly more difficult destinations: a tour group. Join a tour like those offered by Wheel & Anchor, and you’ll be able to explore corners of the world that you might visit if you have to arrange everything by yourself. It’s an excellent way to see those more secluded corners of the world.
Here’s an issue that many people might not even realize that they have: they’ve visited plenty of places, but they don’t know the first thing about those places. That’s because they only spent a day or two there, before they moved on to somewhere else. If you’re going to really see a place, it’s better to stay there for a longer period. Instead of zipping from city to city, choose one destination and stay there; by “traveling slowly,” you’ll get to know it much better.
Closer to Home
Some people spend all their life exploring far-flung destinations, yet have no idea what’s going on within an hour’s drive or so from where they live. If you want to see as much of the world as possible, begin by discovering your local area. Travel doesn’t become exciting just because you’ve boarded a plane; it’s always exciting!
Don’t confine yourself to only your own fun adventures. Say yes to all invitations to travel, visit friends and family, and so on – it’s a surefire way to see more of this beautiful planet!