2) Share what you enjoyed,saw and captured! While you enjoy your travels do make it a point to capture and remember every funny,knowledgeable moment/fact.It could be about that place you visited, a tradition following, about people, a legend, a story typical to that place or anything. Then share it with people,friends and family. They say sharing is an act that makes one happy. Believe me it works. You never know this act may bring friends to you from your community or from the other corner of the world. It is an act that opens up a forum for discovery. An act that definitely enhances on your individual outlook and philosophical perspective. Like I discovered the world of memes only because someone shared it with whosoever they could share it with. Thanks to fellow bloggers Indrani & Magiceye for introducing me to the world of memes through their posts. Also,to my blogger friend Don, that I discover beautiful nuggets of life & wisdom in various shades in his posts.
3) Don't be judgmental, don't presume! Open up, be experimental while you travel. But respect the boundaries of nature, be gentle towards people you meet during travels. They may teach you something worthwhile through their interaction.I have observed that life's small learning lessons come to us like this only. So be open to receiving them. Do not presuppose or judge before hand just because you thought so or people think so. Don't stop your self from visiting a place because it doesn't have modern amenities like television or internet. Trust me such places are worth discovering and are worth discarding the modern amenities for a few days. This world will not end if you are living without television or mobile phone for some days:)
4) Spend time with loved ones, make your trips with people you love and like to be with. Be it your family, friends or colleagues. All my trips so far have been with one or the other such company and all these have been memorable ones. As it is we have created our world into a harsh and a competitive place to live in. Knowingly or unknowingly, we become a part of that rat-race. While in this rat-race we forget to invest on relationships and happiness of others. Making trips with your loved ones lets you understand them, care for them and respect them. Trust me caring for others/understanding others is the first thing we lose and we don't even realize it .So visiting a cousin or an aunt or a close friend once a year doesn't leave you empty handed. It helps you invest in relationships.
5)Keep travelling! Yes, be it to a nearby touristy place or a far off travel destination. Be it by reading about it or by simply watching your favourite travel programme on Discovery. Keep travelling....Like I said, it is always an investment and you definitely grow up to be a far better traveller.
What are your learnings from travelling?
Do share :)