100 little things that travel has taught me

Travel has been one of my most valuable teachers. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn about the world through a someone else’s eyes, I did it through adventures and misadventures, tears and laughter. I know I still have so much to discover, but here are some lessons that sometimes I had to learn the hard way. Some of them I already kinda knew, some I are silly, some are serious, some are obvious, and some are embarrassing. Maybe this collection will help open up new doors in your own life and own travels, and although we will all learn our own lessons, I hope maybe I will help someone avoid some of my mistakes (example: #14). Happy travels!

  1. Travel is about the journey, not the destination. The destination is only the means for the journey to begin.
  2. Laws prohibiting durian on public transportation are there for a reason.
  3. Walking is the best way to explore a new city, and to burn off the calories from those cocktails last night.
  4. There are some tourist destinations that are “must-do’s” but they rarely really show you what a place is about.
  5. What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.
  6. If you can’t pick up your bag, you probably packed too much shit.

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