THREE THINGS TO LEARN FROM FULL-TIME TRAVELLERS

Three things to learn from full-time travellers

 Life as a full-time traveller is dynamic. The people and places are ever-changing, and you need to be prepared for all situations. But it’s this constantly shifting environment that makes the life of a full-time traveller exciting. Travelling broadens the mind, or so the saying goes. The range of experiences and diversity of people means that people who travel have the opportunity to learn so much.

These lessons don’t just apply to full-time travellers, however, but are useful to everyone and should be incorporated into your daily life. Here are three things to learn from full-time travellers.

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Me at a beach in Koh Mak Island. Thailand. Pic by Amrita Sen

1. Travelling is increasingly becoming a way of life

Even if you don’t travel full time, travelling is increasingly being incorporated into daily life. Increasingly, younger people are valuing travel more and more, with 39% of people classified as ‘Generation Z’ and ‘Millennials’ being unwilling to take a position at work that wouldn’t allow them to travel. What might be even more surprising is that 30% of people in the workforce would take a pay cut if they received more business trips in return.

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Me on a solo trip to Pattaya, Thailand!

This clearly shows that travel is rated as more valuable than money for these people. Full-time travellers show us just how easy it is to integrate travel into normal life, and it’s likely that in the near future not travelling will become increasingly uncommon.

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Me during Gorilla Safari in Uganda, Africa!

2.Allocate time for packing

Packing isn’t something that should be done in a rush. Choose what you will need on your travels takes thought and planning – packing quickly and without forethought means you are likely to miss something vital. Imagine your plans for each day, and allocate clothes and other items for that section of your trip.

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Me on a dhow, local boat in Bur Dubai aka old Dubai! United Arab Emirates

Once you have considered every day and every activity you will be doing, then it’s vital to pack spare items too, factoring in the environment. This doesn’t just apply to people travelling though. Being prepared for all situations is just as important if you are on your way to work as it is if you are catching a flight. Full-time travellers know the importance of the art of travel packing, and this mindset and methodology should be incorporated into everyday life.

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I clicked this portrait of Sadhu in Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj, India

3.Always question the price shown

Haggling is common in many different countries and cultures, and full-time travellers know that whenever a price is given to them, there is usually some wiggle room. This helps them to get the very best deal at all times, and being efficient with money means there is more money left over for new experiences. While haggling is less common in the UK and America, the mentality is the same, so it’s important to learn to haggle.

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You can see both Bhutan and Bodoland, Assam in this picture! India

Everyone loves getting a good deal, and with the internet, you can quickly find out if there is a better deal to be had. Instead of haggling, one of the most common ways people find the best deal is through online codes and deals. With a quick search you can find discounts on a whole range of items and services.

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The magical Wangala Dance I saw in the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland. Wangala Dance is performed by the Garo people who live in Meghalaya. India

While these are just a few lessons you can learn from full-time travellers, there are so many more that could be mentioned. Take these tips, incorporate them into your daily life, and see how quickly you start feeling the benefits.

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Me at the picturesque Cocoscape Bridge in Koh Mak Island in Thailand. Pic by: Arthur Adiswong

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5 thoughts on “THREE THINGS TO LEARN FROM FULL-TIME TRAVELLERS

  1. What a cool post.
    So true.
    Especially point number one.

    I got my travel dust from my mum who was a global traveller. Always shopping in that glam city or other!
    My type of travel is more organic having already been to 68 countries and many of those same 68 countries, many times more!

    As a result, when our son was just 6 weeks old, my husband and I incorporated him into our lifestyle so that at 5 years old, he had already been to 35 countries. He’s 17 now! 😀

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