Search
Recommended Products
Related Links


 

 

Informative Articles

Car Insurance Issues for Travelers
There are several insurance coverage issues when you drive a vehicle that you do not own especially when traveling. Here are some examples: 1. Even if you decide that your predominate means of transportation for traveling will be by either...

Great Tips For Hong Kong Travel
Tips for Travelers Who are Going to Hong Kong Hong Kong is a key destination for many travelers. It has a population of more than seven million, scattered all throughout its more than 200 islands. It is located in Eastern Asia, near China...

The Ultimate Traveler's Day Dream Come True
More than a few times, I've caught myself sitting at work day dreaming about dropping everything and just jumping on a plane. In October of 2003, I did just that. Life can grind you down when you get in a rut. In my case, I had a particularly bad...

Travel Kits - Basic Guide
A BASIC TRAVELLER'S KIT GUIDE Never be caught unprepared during a trip. Plan ahead and stuff your bag with essentials things you need. The better prepared you are, the more fun you will have on the trip. Here's a checklist of what should be...

Travelling in the Arabian Peninsula
It may seem in the days of mass tourism and cheap worldwide flights that no stone has been left unturned in our pursuit of the unexplored. However, Arabia still offers much in the way of mystery and exoticism. If you are brave enough to venture...

 
Are you a Traveler?

Iím making an assumption that at want point in your life youíve been a tourist. Youíve carried a map, a camera, maybe even had a tour guide. Youíve traveled to different destinations, relaxed on remote beaches, climbed stairs in buildings you see on television. Youíve done all of these things but some how when you get arrive home, all your left with is a short memory, and a few photographs.

Vacations are nice every once in a while, but it doesnít make sense to me why we will travel thousands of miles to sit in hotel rooms and watch movies, or lie on a pool deck and catch some rays. These are all things that we can do where we are from, I want you to think about being a traveler not a tourist. You want to soak in as much of the new country and culture that you can rather than bring as much of your culture to them. Itís really quite simple. In one step you need to forget about your way of live, and adopt theirs.

Itís simple things like the mindset that we have when we go abroad, and what we bring. Donít bring all of the things that we depend on in America. Bring what it is that you are going to need to survive and


stay healthy during your visit. The more comforts you have, the more you will depend on them, and the less you will step out to become the traveler you ought to be!

Put yourself out there. Locals are always interested to interact with foreigners, and itís best to take advantage of this. Meet people that you can share life with while you are in their country. Immerse into their culture and be open to new ideaís. A lot of times we are closed to new ideaís and we miss out on opportunities for better things to come along. Be open, willing and accepting.

If you want to be changed, and to experience you need to leave the tourist at home. Bring out the inner traveler in you and see the world in the way that it was meant to be seen.

--

Feel free to reprint this article as long as you keep the following caption and author biography in tact with all hyperlinks.

About the Author

Ryan Fyfe is the owner and operator of Travel Area. Which is a great web directory and information center for Traveling, Trips and lots of other related topics.