Here are 5 ways you can make travelling a meaningful experience for yourself and also for your family.
What is the purpose of travelling to a new place when you are going to head back to your comfort zone at night? Ditch the idea of booking a hotel and instead look for a vacant spot in the areas where the locals reside. You can even find out if any family in that city is willing to let you hire a room in their home.
Of course, a lot of adjustments will have to be done. But that is the beauty of this idea. You will live among the people of that place and will get a firsthand experience of their lifestyle.
Instead of getting a cab, walk to nearby locations. Walk to the nearest coffee shop, restaurant, mall or simply take a walk around the area you are staying at. Feel the people walking past you, heading to their workplace, running to get back to their family, living a life in routine like you did back in your city. It will make you see the similarity between the people in your city and the people of this city.
This is one of the places that usually get skipped but I’d say that if you are looking for a meaningful travelling experience then you ought to visit the local parks. This is where you will find people of that city coming from all walks of life. This is where you can get to know what it is like living in that city. This is where you will get the opportunity to observe people in their true skin.
You may be on a travelling journey with a group of people or with your family, but you ought to spend some time alone wandering in the city you are visiting. It will give you a sense of confidence in strangers. Just because you are in a different city/country doesn’t mean you need to hold onto to your own people.
When visiting a new city or a country, don’t just visit it to check out its popular attractions. Instead, get to know the people of that place. Spend time with them. You might even find someone who will be willing to be your guide in that city/country. You haven’t truly visited a place until you have made friends there.
Do you enjoy travelling? Tell me about a meaningful experience from your own travelling diary.