How to be a RESPECTFUL traveler?

  We have talked a lot on this blog about traveling and how it can help you gain new perspectives and experiences. Although most of the travelers are careful and respectful, I have come across a fair share of people who are disrespectful towards other people and the place they might be visiting.  I have come across tourists who have had way too much to drink and spoil the experience for everyone else. Similarly, I have also seen someone writing on the walls of an ancient burial ground (who was reprimanded btw.) and so on. Going somewhere new, especially to places where they may not speak your language, can be pretty exciting, but at the same time, it can also be overwhelming, and you may even be worried about how the locals treat you. However, there are things that you can do to ensure your experience abroad is rewarding for everyone involved.  Not everyone speaks English  - There are thousands of languages that are spoken all across the world. The majority of the people are bilingual

12 Travel First Aid Kit Essentials You Need

  When you are packing for your travel – be it leisure or for professional purposes, along with your essentials and identity documents like passport, visa, and other essential stuff, you shouldn't miss packing your first aid kit. A compact yet a well-equipped kit is a must-have. Of course, you can buy a pre-made first aid kit from a medical store - However, we would recommend building your first aid kit with the essential medicine as per your requirements.  Essentials Hand sanitizer Cream for rashes/ Neosporin Antiseptic liquid Cough syrup Digestive Medicines or Aids Pain killers  Antacids Medicine for allergies Small scissors Tweezers Medical tapes/bandage Alcohol wipes If you have any pre-existing health conditions, make sure you carry a copy of the medical report along with, which might come in handy in case of a health situation while traveling.  While traveling abroad, ensure you have: Travel insurance  - A comprehensive travel insurance may come in handy if a challenging situ

Yes, travel can improve your mental health!

"Not all those who wander are lost." – J.R.R Tolkien (English writer and poet) Traveling has the power to change your life in many ways. When you travel to someplace new, you open yourself up to new experiences and extend your comfort zone.  Travel  has been clinically proven  to  reduce anxiety and depression by encouraging gratitude and boosting happiness and satisfaction. Because travel changes who we are for the better.  Stepping outside of your comfort zone is something we talk about a lot because it is a vital tool that makes you grow as an individual. It breaks down barriers and old patterns that are holding you back. Once you let those barriers down or conquer them by doing something that scares you or makes you feel uncomfortable, you are letting yourself develop into a more experienced version of yourself.  With every trip you take, you explore yourself  - Once you explore different places, cultures, and lifestyles, you will feel the vastness of this planet, and thi

The best solo travel tips

Eleanor Roosevelt, the famous American political figure, diplomat, and activist, once said,  "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."  We fully agree with her, and based on our experience traveling to a new place alone is one of the best ways to follow her advice. People who have never traveled alone often describe their first solo trip as an almost religious experience. Again, we couldn't agree more. As humans, we are so busy in our daily lives and mingling with people around us that we often forget the most important relationship of all, the one with ourselves. Going into new surroundings unfiltered by the prejudices, tastes, or preferences of a traveling companion can be the most incredible way to know yourself. Solo travel gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully as well as grow. Traveling solo can be one of the most exciting, liberating, and eye-opening experie

Top 6 most beautiful places to visit in Italy

Italy, located in the south of Europe, is one of the most popular travel destinations of all time. And rightfully so. Italy has an array of experience and nature to offer tourists, including art treasures, charming towns, museums, people, food, and so on. It is one of the most beautiful places where you can see some of the world's most iconic sites – The leaning tower of Pisa, Trevi fountain, Colosseum, etc. Only in Italy can you see renowned Renaissance masterpieces and shop for high-end fashion, probably on the same day. Italy offers natural scenery and numerous visually stunning wonders to wow explorers. Cinque Terre, Sardinia, and the Dolomites all boast incredible landscapes and fantastic hiking routes. Italy offers so much to see and do that it would take a lifetime to explore.  Naples  - One of the busiest metropolitan cities in the country, Naples is the capital of the Campania region in Southern Italy. As it is nearby famous sites like the Bay of Naples and Pompeii, Naples