When I was young, my father said to me, Son, the world isn’t divided into good people and bad people. It’s divided into those who want to live an interesting life and those who don’t. The first trip I took alone around the world was after his death in 2008, at 19 years old. At that point I wanted to see as much of the world as possible, so that when it was time to die, I could die happy, knowing that I lived an interesting life and met fascinating people along the way.
I have been traveling for 8 years and I have learned that there is no secret formula to traveling. You just need to find what works for you and stick with it. It’s not hard once you get into it, but it can be overwhelming. You just need to pick your priorities, ignore everyone else and make it happen! So here are my tips for planning your first trip: Decide where you want to go before booking any tickets or accommodations. There are so many places in the world and if you don’t know where you want to go then how will you know when you get there? Plan ahead of time so that when it comes time to book travel plans all of your research is done. This way you won’t be spending hours on end looking at different sites trying to figure out how much things cost and whether or not they will work with your schedule.
The morning routine is an essential part of starting a journey. It’s your last chance to unwind and relax before plunging into an exciting new experience. A morning routine can help clear your mind, and give you peace before traveling. Here are some things I do to prepare for my trip.
What to bring with you on your travels will depend on where you’re going and how long you plan to stay, but there are some basic things that everyone should have. A good first aid kit is an absolute must—pack bandages, antiseptic cream, and possibly even some painkillers. A Swiss Army knife or multi-tool is also handy for fixing things that go wrong, as well as for cutting rope and cordage.
Day Time Routine
Once you’ve arrived, set up camp and start to unpack. As soon as you’ve settled in for your first night, it’s time to get out and explore. After all, that’s why you came here—so go find it! Plan on spending your day exploring somewhere nearby or farther off, depending on how much time you have. If there are trails around camp, I like to walk them until I can find a nice place to stop for lunch.
Night Time Routine
Having an efficient nighttime routine before you start exploring is going to make all your travels easier. After you’ve taken care of everything that needs to be done during your day, it’s time to relax with a book and a glass of wine. Take some time to prepare for sleep by dimming lights, turning off electronics, and starting up some low-volume music or audiobooks.