People really are creatures of habit. We like to go back to the same places we’ve been to before, eat the same food we grew up with, and hang around with friends who are often a lot like us. We’re more at ease in familiar surroundings and feel as though we have greater control when we’re following an established routine. We may pass a gazillion Starbucks locations on our way to work, but we always stop at the same one.
Welcome to your comfort zone.
Traveling within your comfort zone is about maximizing your pleasure while minimizing the risks involved in doing and seeing new things. That often means only vacationing in countries that speak your language or sticking with a tour group. It also means, however, that you could be missing out on some of the best things traveling has to offer such as unique experiences that lie off the beaten tourist track. Local cuisine and exotic meals. And most of all, truly interesting stories to tell your friends when you get home.
Tips to Expanding Your Comfort Zone If you want to push the boundaries of the familiar and wander outside your comfort zone, here are a few things to get you started.
Traveling outside your comfort zone doesn’t have to involve jumping out of planes or backpacking in the wilderness. It’s about increasing your capacity for embracing the unknown and discovering that the greatest adventures always happen just out of sight of the tour group.
Sooner or later, you’re going to get fed-up. Tired of paying exorbitant fees for checking your suitcase. Sick of waiting at the baggage carousel. You’ll probably hit the end of the line when the airline loses your luggage (again) and you’ve spent three days in a foreign city with only a toothbrush and ill-fitting underwear. Sooner or later, you’re going to move to carry-on only.
The thought of packing your entire life into a box that barely reaches your knee may seem daunting, but you’ll be surprised at how much you can get in there – and how much you don’t need. Here are a few basic tips to help ease your transition to check-free travel.
You’re going to love the freedom of breezing through the airport, taking public transportation, and having everything you need at hand without lugging a big suitcase around. Just remember to pack your Brave Era travel sheet. There’s a reason it packs up to the size of a cell phone and weighs less than 6 oz. Happy travels.
People travel for many different reasons. A lot of people love to spend their vacations in comfort and luxury by checking into five star hotels in beautiful locations. Some love to immerse themselves in nature or culture. Others travel for adventure, to find thrill and experience new and exciting things.
These adventures aren't always easy to plan, but here are a few tips that can help make it easier and give you a great travel experience filled with adventure: