4 Must-have Travel Traits Every Brit Should Have on Their Travel Checklist
Packing for trips can be tough for everyone, whether you’re the traveller on your first solo trip or the seasoned globetrotter. Aside from the usual checklist of basic necessities when travelling — universal adapters, comfortable shoes, a toiletry bag and first aid kit — your attitude is important as well. The slightest change in your attitude can make all the difference. Be it when you’re in Greece enjoying the view, resting and relaxing, or you’re out there in the mountain ranges of France seeking new adventures, your attitude can make or break a trip.
As a bespoke travel planner, Anywhr sends thousands of Travellrs to various destinations all over the globe on personalised and customised trips made just for them. Here are four traits we believe are important for any traveller, wherever the destination.
Having a curious mind is vital in learning more about the country you’re in and gives you the chance to experience it fully. See a long queue or a crowd growing? Join the crowd to find out what’s going on, who knows what you’ll learn from there? Bring a camera along too! That’ll keep you on the lookout for experiences and be able to jot them down. Plus our personalised Travelogue will definitely get you snapping shots of your completed Missions!
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2. HAVING AN OPEN MIND
You may have some preconceived notions of a country before actually going there, but keeping an open mind will open you to more experiences. With Anywhr, our specially curated trips are made just for you as we send you on the road less-travelled. There may be some countries you have never heard of, but open your mind to the opportunities that await. You could further enrich your trip by opting for a homestay or hostel during your travels with us! Our Travellrs Caroline and Jamie made a new Tanzanian friend during their homestay, and if not for the local tips their new friend had up her sleeve, they would not have seen this part of the aqueduct if they were on their own.
3. BEING OBSERVANT
Travelling goes beyond just visiting famous landmarks, it’s also about watching how locals get through their daily lives. Sometimes we get so engrossed in our own personal lives as we focus on our own experience and obsess over wanting to make the best of it. Take a step back and try to observe the things around you, try sitting on a park bench or by a coffee shop, and maybe looking around you while on public transport to observe and notice the little quirks that make each country unique.
4. EMBRACE THE HICCUPS
Nobody (and no trip) is perfect. Flights might get delayed, trains may break down, traffic jams could happen. Sometimes things beyond our control happen. But don’t let that dampen your spirits, instead look out for new opportunities that may arise. Take for example our Anywhr Travellr Abdullah - he might have experienced some hiccups while on his trip with us: Although he had lost his Travelogue at the airport (which he managed to find briefly after he thought he lost it), he learnt how to let go and go with the flow, and he had a good time at the end of it all!
At Anywhr, our personalised Travelogue and Missions are curated with you in mind. With personalised and customisable trips revealed only when you arrive at the airport, you can be sure these traits will come in handy when you travel around. So stay curious, open-minded and observant as Anywhr takes you on your next trip!