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1.12. Key advice about life on the road

The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Travel Marketplace

from The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World

and The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Travel Marketplace

by Edward Hasbrouck


  • Choose your traveling companion(s) at least as carefully as your destinations. Consider how you want to travel, not just where, in choosing your companion(s).
  • Travel responsibly and sustainably. Consider the impact of where and how you travel on both the physical and cultural ecology of the places you visit.
  • Travel in as local a way as you can. You'll spend less, learn more, and do less ecological damage.
  • Don't worry. Things will work out. Most pre-trip nightmares don't materialize. The necessities of travel are the necessities of daily life; everywhere in the world, you'll find that people have ways of dealing with them.
  • Expect more severe culture shock when you return home then while you are traveling. "Home" may not have changed, but you will have, and your home will seem different to your changed self.

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