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The Beauty of the Journey

At some point in our lives, we’re all doomed to meet that one annoying person who always talks about how much he loves to travel.Yeah, we’ll let you in on a little secret, buddy – we all love traveling. Enjoying new experiences, meeting new people, exploring new customs and traditions, what’s not to love about it? It’s just that most of us can’t really afford to travel, not even on a semi-frequent basis.

It Is Worth It

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You know what though? It’s fine to treat yourself to it every once in a while. Go out there. Explore. Travel. Live life and all of that pseudo-inspirational baloney that’s surprisingly accurate. There’s nothing quite like it. It will help you unwind. Gather your thoughts.Put things into perspective.

Having said that, traveling is as much art as it is science. You will find plenty of guides online that will help you pack your bags. You’ll find even more information about the places that you ought to visit. But none of it will be worth a dime if you don’t enjoy your little sabbatical and we’re here to help you with that.

Stay Safe

First, you need to get some insurance. You can read all about it

Of course, there’s nothing fun about insurance. But you know what else isn’t fun? Running into some sort of a medical emergency on your trip. Being stuck in a foreign country where your health insurance plan doesn’t work or cover every expense. Ending up with thousands of dollars in debt because you didn’t feel like paying a few bucks for insurance.

Sure, we’re laying it on a little bit thick here and, chances are, nothing will happen to you or your baggage. But, as the expression goes, it is always better to be safe than sorry and, this time, we’re inclined to agree with the old saying.

It’s All About Balance

Alright, with that out of the way, it is finally time to talk about the right way to travel. The short and slightly boring answer is – it is all about balance. It seldom isn’t, we know.

Say you’re going to Paris. Every guide, every acquaintance of yours, every condescending genius will tell you to visit the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre-Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Cœur, and the usual list of tourist attractions.

But will you really get to know Paris this way? Can you really say that you’ve experienced everything that Paris has to offer without walking the streets of Montmartre?

Sure, the Jardin du Luxembourg, also known as the Luxembourg Gardens, is a fantastic place and you should definitely pay it a visit. But so is La Promenade Plantée. Only this way, you will be able to experience a completely different Paris. Less extravagant but no less charming.Less grandiose but just as inviting and intriguing.

Modern art gets a bad rap. And Louvre is remarkable, breathtaking, and often awe-inspiring, don’t get us wrong. We still recommend visiting this place, even knowing full well that you’re going to be stuck in there with thousands of people in a cramped space, which isn’t the best feeling in the world as far as we’re concerned.

At the same time, Palais de Tokyo offers over ten thousand works from Pablo Picasso, Jean Metzinger, and Henri Matisse, to name a few.

Aside from the most monumental pieces of contemporary art, you’ll be able to explore thousands of dazzling installations, puzzling expositions, and outstanding examples of everything that the world of modern art has to offer. And if you feel so inclined, you can even choose to attend a lecture on contemporary art.

The Right Way to Travel

The Right Way to Travel
Now, you might say in response that the underlying theme here is more or less obvious. And, you know what, you’re absolutely right.

But, as it is often the case, while the simpler messages may be easier to understand, they also tend to be the ones first forgotten. You’d be surprised how many people end up wasting their vacation on places they don’t really care for and things that don’t really bring any excitement to their lives.

Don’t be one of these people. Create a balanced schedule, mix sightseeing with various activities, give the underrated and often far more interesting places a chance and your next vacation will be an experience to remember.