Jet-setter lifestyle is so hyped nowadays. With the rise of so many travel bloggers, it’s impossible not to get jealous with the places that they’ve been. Almost everyone’s dreaming of globetrotting and to be honest, I sometimes get swayed with the way the countries are being marketed by social media influencers, that there were times I just wanted to book a ticket to somewhere.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Agustine
Travelling can be a source of happiness, learning and relaxation and seeing the world with your own eyes is really a great experience.
My first leisure travel experience was a combined trip to Bintan, Indonesia and Singapore with non-Ig-husband and my sister in law. Though I have been traveling back and forth to Dubai, I don’t really count it as I was there for work and not for leisure.
My second leisure travel experience was a trip to Maldives with non-IG-husband and because we both fell in love with the country, we went back several times prior to my move here for my work assignment.
Though non-IG-husband and I have only visited just several countries, there were things that we’ve already realized about traveling:
- We are LAZY Travelers
Our visit to Singapore was fun but also exhausting at the same time. We realized that we don’t like to visit cities anymore. Though exploring a county’s cultural heritage and tasting their authentic cuisine can sound so wonderful, non-IG-husband and I are not really explorers. I guess Christopher Columbus didn’t pass on his genes to us.
We easily get tired and we don’t want to keep walking around, looking for new stuff and all.
What we want is to go to a place, eat, sleep, swim, lie down on a sunbed and repeat. So whenever we think about a place to visit, it will always be a place where we can see the sun, sea and sand.
2. We visit places for a PURPOSE
Even though we are not big fans of city tours, we also visit places that pique our interest just like our trip to Abu Dhabi just to see the Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque. We have been wanting to see this magnificent structure so bad that we went from Dubai all the way to Abu Dhabi just to see it. We didn’t do any side trip to any other places in Abu Dhabi. We went there for this sole purpose.
3. Visit a place that is worth your TIME & MONEY
Even though you can now travel on a budget, traveling still takes up some sum from your wallet. Sometimes even if you have loads of money for a trip, it is time that you don’t have. So when planning a trip, make sure it is worth your time & money.
4. Just because I am a HOTELIER
For me, accommodation and service matters. I am not picky but I know what I expect for the price I pay. I easily get irked with bad service especially when I paid a fortune. Forgive my being a hotelier, I just can’t help but be extra critical about the services and products that I receive. I also notice small details because, like I said, I am a hotelier.
How about you? Do you like traveling? What are your take homes from your travel experiences?