What does the concept “lazy traveler” mean?
All people want to be happy, and most of us see happiness in material goods. Of course, we get some kind of pleasure from a new car or mobile phone, but this feeling is very fast.
Research shows that a truly happy person becomes not because of things, but because of feelings. Just mention how you bought a ticket for the planned vacation, booked the hotel, and noted in the calendar the desired date. These feelings made you happy. Or perhaps you haven’t been at home for a long time, where your loved ones were looking forward to you? Do you remember the way you felt when you saw their happy faces through the window of a car or train?
Another moment that makes us happy is traveling. Thanks to them we have memories that can warm the soul even in the worst colds. We all dream about traveling, the simplicity of the tourist’s life, and the testing of our forces. But a lot of people stop at the “I want” stage, and with the reasons known just to them, they don’t take the next step to start full life adventures.
What exactly holds back the wandering souls? Is that their laziness? Why do they fit on the sofas, and connecting with nature is just a picnic in the forest belt?
Lazy travelers usually have 5 main reasons for not trying an active style of learning something new:
- I don’t have time;
- I don’t have/don’t know with whom to go;
- I don’t have enough money;
- I have no equipment;
- I don’t have health/power/energy.
Traveling is one of the options to see the world, enjoy its beauty and uniqueness, and charge with energy to radiate internal heat. They improve our mental well-being as well. That’s why we want to provide you with the best way of making your travel comfortable. Read about them below.
Top 8 smart tips and travel hacks for lazy people
If you don’t like to have an active rest, don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are millions of people who prefer having rest in the same way. Just take a look at the next top of smart hacks and tips for the lazy travelers:
1. Avoid museums
It sounds weird, but let us explain.
When you visit the city first time do not attend the museum. It is much better to investigate its present rather than past. It is a type of tradition to go to museums as it is the main reflection of the culture and history. It does not make sense.
Surely, it is nice to see some exhibitions but you, as a tourist should decide what you want to see. Of course, it’s important to go to the museums, but you have to decide what you want to see and do not waste the time in vain.
And besides, you need to walk a lot, that’s what we’re trying to avoid.
2. Go to the bars
It’s a place where you can rest, and see the city life as well. We don’t mean discos, but the places where local people meet, drink, talk about God and the universe, and always are opened for a conversation.
Just buy a newspaper, sit with it and look at those, who come or go away. If someone starts talking, join the topic, even if the topic seems uninteresting. You will not see the beauty of the road if you look at it through the open door.
3. Travel alone or, if you are married, with a partner
Only in this way, you can leave your country and do whatever you like. If you travel with a group, you can only simulate a trip to another country, while continuing to speak your language, following the directions of the guide, and thinking more about chatting in the group and your fatigue, than about the place you came to.
4. Don’t make too many purchases
Spend money on such things, which don’t take up a lot of space: tickets to the theater, visiting restaurants, excursions.
5. Don’t try to see the world in one month
It’s better to stay for four or five days in one city than to visit five cities a week. The city can be compared to a capricious woman, who needs time to show herself from all sides and give herself a chance to seduce.
6. Travel is an adventure
Henry Miller said: it’s best to discover an unknown church, which nobody has heard before than to go to Rome and feel compelled to visit the Sistine Chapel. Drive or go there, and feel free to relax any time you want, and find something you haven’t known yet and that may change your life.
7. Don’t walk too much
Some people are afraid to get lost during traveling. The only thing you need is to have a business card in the pocket of the hotel and in extreme cases take a taxi, putting the business card under the driver’s nose.
8. Use a chance to rest from everything
We are used to be in touch, answer phone calls, check mail, post photos, but during traveling, this opportunity may become inaccessible, and it’s wonderful.
A truly happy person becomes not because of things, but feelings. So travel as much as you can, enjoy every moment, learn and collect memories. After all, they don’t expire and have no expiration date.
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