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How to Improve Your Travel Experience (Ep. 260)

When inspiration is lacking, travel is almost always a great way to jumpstart your brain back into overdrive.

Unfortunately, it can also be a bit overwhelming. It can be expensive, overwhelming, and difficult to plan around the rest of your obligations.

But with as many benefits as travel can bring, it’s worth taking a look at how one can make things a bit easier to manage.

One of the most memorable experiences of the last couple years for me actually took place staying at an Airbnb in another neighborhood in Denver. Hardly a grand vacation, but still fantastically refreshing and inspiring.

On the other hand, the few road-trips I’ve taken and the one trip I’ve now flown for were worth every bit of time and money I gave to them.

Either way, if you’re looking for a way to break up your routines and see things differently, here are a few ways we’ve found to make traveling a bit more manageable.

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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Timestamps:

  • 0:04:29 – Making travel more fun and not planning it too much
  • 0:23:21 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:25:10 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:17 – Learning the language and traveling to a different part of your city
  • 0:34:59 – Making the trip more affordable
  • 0:48:51 – Planning your trip more efficiently
  • 0:58:13 – Conclusion

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How to Improve Your Travel Experience