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October 14, 2020 2 min read

If you love to travel, you likely see the world through a different lens than most people you know. Things are exciting and imaginative because you make them that way. Even if you don’t have a lot to spend or a strict itinerary to follow, you can enjoy every detail of your life.

The following list of suggestions includes ten incredibly amazing things you can do wherever you travel:


Sunrise over olive field, Tuscany, Italy

 Watch a sunrise or sunset. This simple act can radically change your life. Considering the sun rises and sets everywhere on the globe, it can be a transformative experience to watch it take place in your hometown and every city or continent you visit. You can use an app to learn the precise time of sunrise and sunset based on the geographic location where you’re at.




Try one of the strangest items on the menu.People are creatures of habit. Take time to step outside your comfort zone and order something you’ve never tried before. For bonus points, make it be an ingredient you can’t get where you live. Jot down its name and ingredients to recreate in your home kitchen.


Send a postcard to family and friends back home. 

Postcards from Abroad

Let them know that you’re thinking of them. Write a few lines about your day so they can live out the experience with you.


Visit a marketplace to buy gifts for your loved ones.  Pick something specific and special for each person. Make it a point to make it a gift from the heart, not a cheesy souvenir.





Give back to the community. 

Street Musician

 Do something to pay your respect to a land that you’ve longed to visit. It can be a task as simple as cleaning trash up out of a park or putting fare in a traffic meter for someone else.

Support a local artist or musician.  Buy their art. Tip them well for playing music that you’ve enjoyed.

Travel on foot. You see and experience so much more when you do. To change things up, take a different route back.



Go on a photo scavenger hunt. Create a list with very generic items on it. That way, it can be used on every trip you take. What you find that is spiny at home can be very different than what you find on the beaches of Hawaii or Jamaica.


Grassy Meadow Near Mountains Sunset

 Convene with nature. Get a healthy dose of vitamin sunshine. Take in your surroundings by sitting peacefully among them.


Keep a journal.Refuse to go anywhere without it. Jot down your thoughts, overheard conversations, and details about the weather. Find your perfect travel journal right here at Push Pin Travel Maps. 




None of the activities listed above are location-specific.

They can be done anywhere, including your hometown. If you’re unable to travel due to time constraints or travel restrictions, you can still evoke a sense of adventure wherever you are. Life is what you make of it, and there is no time for regrets!

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