First let address Vanesas depression. She is freaking sad every day and I need her to snap out of it. Listen to the podcast.
With the help of a very eye-opening article by David Allan from the Wisdom Project, we help you become a traveler and not an annoying, selfie-taking tourist. We loved this piece and we hope you do too.
Please write to us with your questions, and/or comments. Complaints should be directed to Vanesa.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/travel-smarter-wisdom-project/index.html By: David Allan https://twitter.com/davidgallan?lang=en
This is a great podcast. Nice to have you back.
You guys have traveled all summer and I bet it is hard to come back to normal life. I would be depressed too!
We are very sad! lol.
I love all of your tips! Great pics too!
I love to travel this way. Connecting with locals is the best way. And yes, travel teaches us so much!
I love all of your tips! Thank you!!
Such good stuff – connecting with locals always makes for the best memories!
I hate hitting that wall after long travel. Feeling your pain over here in Winnipeg, Canada. But, I’m about to hit the road for a few months in November so I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak.
Awesome Love the tips!
We really try HARD to not be tourists when we travel, which is why we aren’t a fan of a fast paced trip. Connections with locals, even if it is just a casual conversation in very broken French, is so enriching. When we’ve lived overseas, it’s those relationships we developed with local people that made the richest memories.
Great tips! Long distance travel is so hard. Connecting with locals is part of the whole travel experience.
Such great advice to immerse yourself into a culture rather than checking off a to-do list…so much more meaningful.
We too try not to look or act like a tourist. There’s nothing wrong with being one but after traveling full time we find ourselves giggling at the elephant pants we see being worn by tourists and backpackers, or the Chinese selfie takes who block photo ops for 20 minutes while the set up the perfect selfie. Good tips
Thats funny! lol 20-minute setup for selfies is real though!
Great tips! I agree connecting with the locals is always a great way to find out some of the best local gems.
I love the distinction between traveler and tourist
I live in NY and I’m so much NOT a tourist that sometimes I forget that NY has so many great places. So we recently visited the World Trade Center and we acted so much like tourists!
Those are some great tips. Thanks for sharing.
Great tips and advice! Locals are the best anywhere you travel. Especially when it comes to food! They always know the best!
Thanks a lot. Yes, food makes the world a better! lol
thanks so much