The Single Best Thing to Do on Vacation
A wise woman once said, "Vacation all I ever wanted. Vacation all I ever needed."
Really, is there anything greater in this world than getting to take a break from it? I think not (unless you're able to get a little somin' somin' while you're on it). For some it's easy to meet people on vacation, but really this should be true for all. You're out of your element, you're relaxed, most likely more open. And when all of these things radiate off of you, people take notice. Mostly because everyone else is in the same (possibly literal) boat that you are. The trick to any successful getaway is to leave every expectation you have at home. Removing the idea of hooking up or meeting someone special is about the best thing you can do. The last thing you want to come out of a long planned trip is to be disappointment. And if you're able to take time off of work, isn't the whole point to not have to do any? The same applies for meeting people, you shouldn't have to work hard to make a connection. Instead, focus on being in the moment and enjoying your surroundings, friends, and activities and chances are the rest will come to you. That friendly, carefree attitude that comes with being on holiday (that's for you Europe) can be seen from a mile away and it's ever so inviting. One of the greatest joys of travel is making new friends. Throw a smile at someone or a playful hello. Ask for directions, advice or comment on some of more unique characteristics of wherever you are. These are tiny, easy ins that will take you a long way while you're away from home. Being open and spontaneous can lead to some of the greatest adventures, friendships, and memories of your life.
Can you tell I'm excited to head to mine? Provincetown, here I come!
But what about you, what's your best advice for meeting new people while traveling on vacation?