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Posted on Jan 22, 2014

A- F Inspiration: 6 Travel Tips To Make Your Journey Worthwile

A- F Inspiration: 6 Travel Tips To Make Your Journey Worthwile

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It is once in a pale blue moon that I take a guest post, and usually then only when the moon reflects on me off a still lake and the breeze is just so and I feel romance in the tiniest cells of the littlest toe. And so, if I took this one, there is something there, something soft and beautiful and inspirational that got to me. I’d like to bring you 6 travel tips from Abigail Uychiat that made my heart sigh. She’s a darling wise, young thing and I adore her view on life and travel. And without futher ado, A-F Travel Tips to Make Your Journey Worthwhile.

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 Allow Yourself to Relax

 Loosen up! It’s a vacation, put your phones on silent and just take it out for emergencies. Let go of your busy life for once and let your hair feel the breeze and take a dip on those crystal clear waters. Get a SPA or even just a massage on one of the resorts.  Allow yourself to relax and calm your mind, so that when you’d get back to the city, you’ll feel reenergized and ready for another day’s work.

 

Be Open Minded

 Keep it in mind that you are traveling to another country, city or state which simply means that they might have different cultures, beliefs and religion in which you need to respect. Be open minded and try to learn from them, don’t go against the flow of whatever they are doing, its either you try it out, listen to it or just walk away, but NEVER discriminate. Respect is very important especially when you’re not familiar with the people or culture.  Open your mind while traveling, that way, you’ll get to learn something new that you would be able to cherish.

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CHECKLIST!  Of the Things You Need to Bring

ALWAYS prepare a checklist of the things you need to bring especially if you’ll travel on a limited budget. Prepare a checklist on the places you’ve planned you going and the activities that you’ve planned for the trip too, that way everything will go by smoothly and you won’t have to worry about forgetting. It is also important to prepare a list of what you’d need to accomplish before your trip that way you’d now longer have to worry about out while you’re away.

 

Do a Little Research!

Research is very important when traveling; try to be a little patent in browsing the internet.  Try to read articles and blogs that are related to what you’ll be doing. Try to research on flight promo packages as well as accommodation packages; look for the best place to dine in the area or the cheapest hotels and how to get there. Read materials about the activities available in that specific area, or read about the history and the culture of the place you’ll be travelling to.

 

Enjoy the Moment

It is VERY important to enjoy the moment and leave the worries behind. Spend time with yourself and meditate, forget about you’re busy schedule for a while and live freely. Capture every detail and preserve it in your memories for it will make you smile when you’d look back.

 

Find Time to Appreciate Everything

Appreciate your freedom and every single detail that comes along with it. Take time to smell the flowers, feel the warmth of the sun and savor every native delicacy that the place you’re traveling to have to offer.

 

With these tips, you’ll surely invest not just on traveling but on memories as well. Memories worth remembering for a lifetime and a renewed self that your colleagues will surely notice when you’d get back.

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Isn’t she precious? I love her outlook! What would be your most precious travel tips? Which of Abigail’s tips do you think would bring the most meaning to your vacation or travels? I’m going with F: Find Time to Appreciate Everything. That is totally, but totally mine!

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We’re out doing crazy stuff and making our dreams come true, every single one of them, and a few more that sort of flew into our mouths while we were smiling into the wind. Should you like what we are doing as a family, BUY AN EBOOK to support us, share this, tell any media source or local newspaper, leave a comment. Your footprint makes all the difference in the world friends. Gracias!

Gabi and Kobi, Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai

And, sweet new news loves:  In addition to parenting, family life and trauma therapy, Gabi is now offering Make Your Dreams Come True/We Wanna Travel But.. Coaching too. Engage with Gabi!

 

Photo credits: moon under bridgereddish hair on blue sky, the checklist.

 

 

11 Comments

  1. I love those – especially #1. I find it hard to relax on trips, but I really need to start relaxing more… a massage should be on the itinerary every trip…LOL!

    • it is hard to relax isn’t it. there is something ingrained in us that says we should worry all the time…. thank you. massage? totally! hugs to you gem. please find me on facebook so that i may share your site with others. gabi

  2. We will be embarking on our first long jaunt as a family of four soon. I will definitely keep these tips in mind. Xx

    • wow crystal. so nice to meet you. please find us on facebook so that i may share your new plans with my page. welcome and tell me more. how old are your kids? for how long to hope to travel? where will you go? love to hear more and thank you for writing. abigail really did a fine job. she is adorable. gabi

  3. Most often my reason to travel is to relax. I love how I roam around the place and do not rush. But adventure is sometimes what makes the travel memorable.

    • carlene. you are right. it’s the perfect personal balance between the two- adventure and relaxation/roaming. thank you for commmenting. tell me about the sports center. oh, and tell me how you found our site. gabi

  4. Hello All:

    Great suggestions! Our best suggestion is “J.” Just do it! (Sorry Nike for the copy right infringement.). Excuses are always plentiful. Sometimes, you need to ignore them and put aside logic and reason to embrace life. That is what we did. No regrets! Take care.

    • J= just do it! love it. excuses are always plentiful for a million things we hope to get around to. ignore and do it! can’t wait to see more of you online. find us online on facebook. good on you! no regrets, gabi

  5. As much as I enjoy the post the comments are also awesome. The tips from these amazing people are interesting. Will there be G-Z tips coming up? :D Thanks for the tips Gabi.

    • hi kara. nice to meet you at aruba vacations. please find us on facebook so that we can keep sharing. i will ask my dear abigail if she’ll writ emore. she is amazing.

  6. Great tips for traveling – some (like relaxing and enjoying the moment) can be too easy to forget sometimes.

    Your family’s travels are really inspiring to me and I know travel is very important to you, so I thought you might be interested in a project I’ve been working on. I’ve recently created a new series of travel books for kids to teach them about different countries and cultures – check them out at http://www.my-first-trip.com. Thanks!

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