The modern way of life, no matter how hectic and unforgiving it can be at times, has opened up numerous possibilities for global travel, adventure, and exploration. So, it’s no wonder that new and exciting travel trends are constantly emerging, aiming to satisfy the unquenchable thirst for knowledge, cultural exchange, and mindfulness.
Avid travellers and self-proclaimed explorers are coming up with exciting travel trends that will inspire new generations to travel and see the world, while at the same time sparking a true desire to safeguard Mother Earth and reinvent themselves as human beings in the process. Here are the top five travel trends you want to be on the lookout for in 2018.
There is rarely a feeling as satisfying and rewarding as lending a helping hand to those in need. Whether you travel to a destination impacted by a natural calamity or poverty, you have the chance to help the people affected to regain their livelihood and rebuild what was lost.
This is truly a rewarding experience, and it will teach you to never again take the things you were blessed with in life for granted, but to always be grateful for what you have. It will also instil positive values in your heart and mind, turning your into an avid humanitarian always ready to help others.
Another popular travel trend that’s swiftly taking over the world is green travel. Essentially, green travel means that you are doing everything you can to minimise your carbon footprint while trotting the globe - from the things you carry in your backpack to the type of transportation you choose, and the accommodation you book.
So look for efficient and eco-friendly ways you can reach your destination, and be sure to lodge at hotels or apartments that enforce strict eco-friendly policies, such as recycling, reusing and repurposing, and water and energy efficiency. Be sure to walk or cycle your way around town in order to further your cause.
One of the most popular travel trends destined to take over 2018 is travelling for the purpose of learning new skills and enriching your mind palace with useful knowledge you can take back home with you and share with others. This is truly one of the most rewarding things you can do and it can have a profound impact on your future.
Numerous countries, the US in particular, are picking up on this trend. So, if you’re travelling with your friends or colleagues, you can get in touch with a reliable DMC California consultant who will provide you with all the information you need and organise a great learning vacation in the Golden State. The possibilities are endless, and by taking a learning vacation, you are destined to come home as a changed and improved earthling.
Traveling like a local
While it’s not exactly a new concept, traveling like a local still remains one of the most popular travel trends as it allows you to truly experience the essence of foreign cultures and appreciate a deeper understanding of foreign ways of life.
Start by avoiding hotel brands and instead choose to stay at a local’s house in exchange for work around the house, babysitting, dog walking, etc. If you have a friend who can familiarize yourself with your surroundings and teach you the ways of their people, you are bound to experience what travelling like a local is all about.
Mixing business and pleasure
Finally, the digital nomad trend is rising explosively among young, aspiring individuals too wild and free to be chained to a desk in a stuffy office all day. Instead, they are taking matters into their own hands (or rather their laptops) and combining travel with business.
After all, in a digital world, what’s stopping you from taking work with you and working remotely from an exotic location halfway around the world? Absolutely nothing, so grab your computer, make sure your destination has Wi-Fi, and get going.
Travel is on the rise across the globe, however, it’s certainly not what it used to be just a few years ago with the rise of technology, environmentalism, and mindfulness. Which of these exciting travel trends are you going to try this year?
Guest post by Olivia Williams Jones
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Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. She is a mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is a passionate writer, a traveller and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
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