When it comes to travel, there’s a lot for this pastime to offer us. After all, it has been one of man’s greatest passions for all of our lengthy history, so there must be something to it, right? In fact, there is! There’s so much to see and so much to do in this great, big beautiful world of ours, so there’s truly something for everyone. You can go sight seeing in Europe, for example, or you could simple pursue the most gorgeous, jaw dropping, and breath taking vistas you can find. You can also simply expose yourself to some of the many and varied cultures in the grand tapestry of human civilization. And, to beat all, all of these experiences are learning experiences, hence the somewhat literal phrase, to “broaden one’s horizons.” However, travel is often just as hard as it is rewarding, and so it requires preparation. So, before you give in to wander lust, make sure you plan and prepare for your trip. Here are some tips to help you get started.
First and foremost, you’re going to want to dress appropriately. For example, if you’re going to a tropical destination, or simply a temperate climate during the Summer, then dress to cool off. For this, use light, airy fabrics, shorts, short sleeves, etc. Sunglasses couldn’t hurt, either. For a colder trip, wear layers. This is because you’ll want to be able to withstand the biting cold, but also heated interiors. However, weather isn’t your only concern when dressing to travel. There’s also fashion. In this case, try to look good without offending any of the local sensibilities. More on that later. In most cases, however, something like that outfit you got from Aldo will do just fine. Don’t be afraid to go big, though!
Another important part of travel prep is to learn some of the basic, need to know info about the culture you’re visiting. Things like hand gestures we don’t even realize we’re doing sometimes can be a huge problem in other parts of the world, so it’s best to both know about these differences and be mindful of them. Another thing to become familiar with is social structure. For example, many Asian countries strongly emphasize respecting one’s elders, at least when compared Western nations, and so knowing that will help you out when you’re in a social situation.