Monday, January 6, 2020

3 Tips For Making Your Vacation More Of An Adventure

There’s something about vacations that just helps to make life seem more exciting and magical – almost
like the feeling kids get on Christmas Eve.

Many of us spend the majority of each year waiting for that precious moment when we get to disappear for
a couple of weeks and say goodbye to work, familiar surroundings, and many of our everyday obligations,
in order to enjoy something completely different.

Of course, that’s the dream – but probably almost everyone has also had the unfortunate experience of
procrastinating, getting lazy, wasting time, and finding that their vacation has passed by entirely without
much to look back on.

Here are a few tips for making your vacation into more of an adventure, instead.

Really push yourself out of your comfort zone, and do things that make you nervous (within reason)

We all have our comfort zones, and usually also a pretty clear sense of what types of activities make us
nervous or uneasy.

Of course, it’s important to always act in line with your values and not to do things that make you feel
uneasy in a moral sense. But, when it comes to things that make you feel “uneasy” in terms of making you
feel a bit nervous, anxious, or self-conscious, it’s often best to push yourself to cross that threshold.

When you are on vacation – and especially when you’re travelling to exciting locales such as those offered
by the BP Privilege Club – one of the best ways of having an adventurous experience is to do things that
make you nervous (within reason, of course.)

Try local foods that seem strange to you. Go SCUBA diving. Get out of your comfort zone.

Be “in the moment” as much as you can, and leave the technology behind

Travel photos are more popular and accessible today than they’ve ever been, thanks to various social media
sites. But it’s strange to consider that, for those pictures to exist, someone usually has to find themselves in
an extremely beautiful environment only to then spend a decent amount of time disregarding their
surroundings and trying to get the right selfie angles.

As much as you can, you should try to “be in the moment” on your vacation, and preferably leave most of
the technology behind. 

You’re going to find far more magic in the moment itself, if you aren’t distracted by your newsfeed.

Visit new places and let the atmosphere “reveals itself” to you

When you visit new locations, it’s pretty much inevitable that you are going to go into the experience with
certain expectations. Anyone who visits Paris, or Rome, for example, is likely looking for a romantic
postcard scene to unfold before their eyes.

The problem with expectations like these is that they can often be confounded. What’s more, having big
expectations often doesn’t really allow the actual atmosphere of the place to “reveal itself” to you, directly.

Next time you’re travelling, get into the mindset of someone looking to “discover” what a location has in
store. Not the mindset of someone who already knows exactly what they want to experience, and who is
going to be deeply irritated if things don’t go according to plan.

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