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How to be a happy traveller in 6 steps

Greece ● 17 April 2017
 

Joy and happiness is found in simple things and in experiences, where you forget your worries and you enjoy the moment. Travel is the perfect time to do that and also step outside your comfort zone, explore new approaches and form new habits. Below are some tips to push your limits and cultivate more joy during your trip.

1. Get familiar with the food story of each place

Food reflects the culinary culture of its civilisation, and it is also a great delight. Learn the ingredients, products, recipes, techniques and traditions that make a cuisine special, and taste all dishes in traditional, local restaurants.

2. Add new experiences in your calendar

Having new experiences is the ultimate goal of each trip. Each destination has many things to offer to you, and you should take the most out of it, if you want to feel happy and complete, when you return back home.

3. Be flexible

Flexibility is everything, when travelling alone or with company. Don't waste your energy trying to convince the others to follow your program or trying to find a solution for every problem because you want things to be exactly as you have imagined. Feel free, reschedule the program and do things you have not thought about.

4. Don't take too many photos

We understand you. You want to take as many photos as you can in order to catch the moment and have every detail of your trip in your camera and your computer. But the thing is that the camera can't see better than your eyes and can't feel deeper than your heart. By trying to photograph everything, you miss the magic of the moment that can easily be imprinted in your mind.


5. Connect with other people

The best way to know the culture and the mentality of each country is to speak with local people and make friends, if possible. If you travel solo, it may be easy to meet new people, but if you travel with your friends, your other-half or your family, you can also have the opportunity to get a little closer to local people. Introduce yourself to an elderly person, speak with the other tenants of your hotel or hostel, or just discuss with a cute guy you have met on a bar.

6. Lose yourself in the music

Music is, together with food, another essential part of each place's culture. Turn on the radio and find local stations, visit a bar or a live stage with local music, and try to understand how the music is connected to the mentality of the country.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Hotel Olympia
Hotel Olympia
65, Olympou Str., 54631 Thessaloniki, Greece

Hotel Olympia is centrally located hotel in Thessaloniki, right by the Ancient Roman Forum and within a 5-minute walk to Aristotelous square, the main square of bustling town of Thessaloniki. The hotel is located in a very short walking distance to shops, restaurants and all historic monuments and places in the center of Thessaloniki. The distance from Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is 16 km.

Studio & Appartment in Leros, Greece Angelika Studios
Angelika Studios
Alinda, 85400 Leros, Greece

Angelika Studios is located in the popular tourist resort of Alinda, just a 4-minute walk from the beach. Agia Marina harbour is 3.2 km away. Lakki port is 7.5 km away.

Appartment in Skiathos, Greece Pension Danaos
Pension Danaos
Papadiamanti, Skiathos Town, 37002 Skiathos, Greece

Pension Danaos is centrally built in Skiathos town, just a 5-minute walk from the port. Megali Ammos beach is a 10-minute walk from the property.


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