Post-trip tip 2: adopt a new travel attitude

Travel is a state of mind. It doesn’t matter where you are. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy to maintain.

This list of post-travel tips will help to keep you going when the time between holidays seems to stretch out interminably!

Post-trip tip 2: adopt a new travel attitude
Just because you’re home doesn’t mean you’ve seen everything the area has to offer. Check out the, erm, rather novel approach to travel and tourism recommended by Joël Henry: Experimental Travel.

Don’t travel to see things, stupid. Travel for an experiment, on a whim. Need a few examples?

Expedition to K2
Explore the area on your town plan or map that sits in the square marked K2. Take full advantage of all cultural attractions, gastronomic delights and watering holes in that area.

Insider Travel
Explore a place following the suggestions of the locals. Do exactly what they say. Try doing this in your home town, on the pretence that you are a foreigner.

Or how about the slightly more wacky Alternating Travel? Leave your home on foot. Take the first road on the right, then the next on the left, then the next on the right, then the next on the left, etc. Carry on until something – a no man’s land, a building or a stretch of water – blocks your path.

I personally tested the concept of By-Night Travel in 2006 with  very short trip to Dublin, no hotel required…

Find out more
Laboratory of Experimental Tourism 
The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel


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