Travelling is one of the most incredible ways to enlarge your perspectives. Being in a new environment gives you new connections and a different view on various things. Unknown to many people, a majority of the entrepreneurs got their ideas from trips. Travelling makes you incredibly happy, and that is the reason why it is of more value to spend on a trip than on smartphones and cars. This is largely because according to science, happiness derived from buying new things starts to fade immediately after you acquire them, but experiences remain to be a part of your life forever.
Trips are a great way to connect, and it makes us connect with our friends, who we may have shared the great experiences together. All of us dream of making unforgettable trips. However, some trips end up not being that great, and that is why this article explains how we can make our trips incredible.
Here is how you can have fun during a trip:
1. Get Out of the Car every 2 Hours
Many of us spend a large part of our trip inside the car, which is okay because you can still view everything from the comfort of your car. However, regardless of how beautiful the scenery is, incredible and memorable trips rarely take place in the car seat. Never wait for the call of nature or exhaustion to get you out of the car. Get out more frequently and walk, shop, stretch, have fun and visit places. This is also important for your energy and health and above all, it makes trips interesting.
2. Play Active Games
Whenever you mention outdoor games, people think of soccer, hockey or basketball, which are all excessively strenuous and a bit intimidating for adults, since they stopped playing such games a long time ago. During a trip, you could opt for gentler games like lawn bowling, table tennis and badminton in the course of your trip. You could possibly stop over at places that offer these games and play before proceeding with the trip.
3. Explore on Foot
You can get new locations using the tour bus, travel agents, maps and travel guides. However, it is only through getting out and walking that you can get a feel for the place you are visiting. Walk around the area, pick some restaurants if you are in the city and make reservations for the same, and don’t forget to locate shopping areas, museums and parks.
4. Beware of Food Obsessions
Honestly speaking, trips to most of us are about eating splurges. We pass by amazing restaurants in the big cities, sea food from the ocean and buffets from the hotels. These stuffs are for great trips and its unfair for you to deny yourself the pleasures. The best option is to limit yourself to one indulgence a day, since more of it makes the uniqueness fade away.
5. Schedule an activity-based Trip
Plan your entire trip around some activities like swimming, hiking or cycling. You need not be an expert; you only need to be willing to take a new challenge. There are vacation packages for adolescents, older people and experts, families and singles. For instance, a skiing vacation that has lessons for different ability levels and ages sounds perfect.
6. Get Into the water as much as possible
During your trip, do not stay out of the water all the time. Whether it is a swimming pool, tree-lined lake or an ocean, make sure you get to the water for swimming, walking or gaming. Even standing in waist-high water is incredible for workout.
7. Create Some Silly Tournaments
If you have children on the trip, it is advisable that you engage in some in some games such as daily competitions on holding your breath under the water, splash contests or swimming between people’s legs. Ensure that the activities are ‘silly’ and not serious so that they are more fun.
8. Reacquaint yourself with sunsets and sunrises
It is always rejuvenating to walk at dusk or dawn. During your trip, ensure that this is your daily ritual for spiritual and physical replenishment.
9. Fly a stunt kite
During your trip, if you are privileged to be in a place with some good wind, take a stunt kite with you to the open spaces and beaches. Controlling the kite makes your upper body struggle, which is a great workout.
10. Play Miniature Golf
Sitting burns more calories than lying, standing burns more than sitting, walk burns more than standing. Miniature golf won’t incinerate fat, but it obviously burns more calories than lying and gives your kids a great time.
There goes some 10 ways through which you can have fun during trips and make them more enjoyable. Try a combination of more than two of those activities and the trip will be forever unforgettable.