10 Ways to Not Travel Like a Tourist

Life Out of the Box

Life Out of the Box

To kick of this week’s theme of “Exploration”, here’s a list of things to do when traveling that will ensure you have the true local experience. We have found that the best way to learn as much as we can as we travel is to immerse ourselves  into each new culture we travel to. As Andrew Zimmerman says, “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people and look beyond what’s in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” Here, we share 10 of our favorite ways to make sure you do just that.

  1. Live with the locals

    Life Out of the Box in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

    We definitely recommend living with a local family. You don’t have to live there forever, but try it out for a while. Not only will you learn the small intricacies of a new culture, but you will also make deep relationships with people who…

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A US Map Of Romantic Comedy Settings Or Storylines Based On Location

Thought Catalog

A US Map Of Romantic Comedy Settings Or Storylines Based On Location Nothing is worse than starting a movie and having the feeling that you’ve seen it a dozen times before. One of the biggest offenders in recycling similar ideas is romantic comedies. It’s probably why we’re seeing less and less of them every year. To put the tired plots and settings into perspective, here’s a map showing the typical rom com settings in each area. It’s not perfect and doesn’t apply in every setting, but it’s far that far off base either.  TC Mark

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