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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 Aegina, Greece Liberty II
Liberty II
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Hotel Liberty II is located in the popular sea-side resort of Aegina, Agia Marina, just 3 minutes walk from the longest beach of the island. The main port of the island and the town is at 13.2 km. Aegina island can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Appartment in Pelion, Greece Nikolaou House
Nikolaou House
Tsagkarada, 37012 Pelion, Greece

Nikolaou House is centrally located in the picturesque village of Tsagkarada, Pelion. The popular beach of Mylopotamos is 6 km away.

Appartment in Agios Nikolaos, Greece The Traditional Homes of Crete
The Traditional Homes of Crete
Mavrikiano, 71202 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Combining rustic and modern features, The Traditional Homes of Crete are situated in the peaceful village of Mavrikiano, just a 5-minute walk from the center of Elounda and from Elounda Beach. Nikos Kazantzakis International airport in Heraklion is at 70 km. The port in Agios Nikolaos town with a ferry connection to Piraeus, Athens is at 10 km.


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