Travel Tips for the Introverted Traveler
Sometimes it feels like it’s an extrovert’s world, although almost a third of the population is introvert. There is a common connotation that an introvert person is a weird traveler who is happy being on his/her own. Another biggest misconception is that introverts hate being around people which isn’t true at all. It doesn’t mean that they’re shy or isolated. . . So with that in mind, here some truths about being an introverted voyager and some tips on how you can have a better travel experience:
Never Travel Without Headphones, a Sleep Mask and a Book
Unless you’re actually interested in talking with someone, small chat can be killing. If you’re bothered about looking impolite, the easiest way is to avoid a dialogue and put on your headphones or hide yourself in a book ASAP.
Try a Retreat
Retreats are just the thing for introverts. Go for what inspires you whether it is yoga or writing. Retreats are by and large set in pure natural location, which offer calm spaces for thinking and meditating and above all, you’re bounded by likeminded people who will also probably stay to themselves only.
Order Room Service
Eating out for three meals a day can be very tiring. If you’re uncomfortable for the societal dealings, order room service or pick some of your favorite snacks from local grocery store so that you can enjoy it in your room when you need a silent, easy meal.
Travel sometimes is highly stressful and even though you desire to see as much as feasible when you’re out. But, at the same time, you also need to take time to revitalize. After a lengthy day of sightseeing, in the very next morning take a trip to a local cafe and just enjoy the moment of solitude. If you are unable to schedule down time then it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed.
Don’t Be Afraid To Travel Solo
Sincerely, several studies suggest that introverts are better at traveling solo because they are perfectly happy to entertain themselves for long periods without any expectation with anyone. When you travel by yourself, you can do whatever you want to do and don’t have to worry about others. Sometimes you’ll sense like you are missing out the ‘true’ travel experience, which is often represented as long, deepest conversations with locals.
Be Open to Conversation but Don’t Be Shy about Ending an Encounter
The word introvert is seen as synonym of anti-social, prove this wrong and no matter how much you love your solitary time, it’s equally essential to have some social interaction to keep from getting forlorn. Random conversations can lead to invitations to parties or sometimes may be a casual travel companion. At the same time, never feel embarrassed or uncomfortable to say ‘NO’ if you’re not feeling it. Then again, say ‘YES’ sometimes too as you never know what might be waiting for you.
Choose Your Destination by According to Your Energy Level
If the notions of late night partying and packed subways make you feel sick, then opt for peaceful locations such as Iceland or New Zealand. Think about a more secluded destination that lets you experience a new culture in your way without having to worry about getting towed from one night club to a further. Travel slow, as this is a great way to spend more time in a place instead of rushing to every tourist bustle in just one or two days.
Take Your Hobbies with You
Yes, the point of traveling is to get familiar with new things, but that does not mean that you have to leave all your little joys at home. Gear up with your camera and toil upon your photography skills. Enjoy the sight from behind the camera lens, put the scenery in a creative manner in the sketchbook, or bathe up some sun with a fine book. It is seen that people are less likely to bother someone if they are busy doing something or creating something. Your love will put you in a good mood instantly.