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When you are a long-term traveler who has been on the road for a while, it is easy to become jaded, It can feel like you’ve seen and experienced everything that there is to see and experience and you can start to become bored of the whole travel thing.
When that happens, you can either give up on traveling altogether, or you can try to fall back in love with the process. If you would prefer to do the latter, here are some of the things you can do to make travel exciting again:
Get off the beaten track
If you are the kind of traveler who sticks to the guidebooks and visits all of the most popular attractions in every destination you visit, an easy way to fall back in love with traveling is to start heading off the beaten track more often.
When you take the road less traveled, you often find landmarks, attractions, and people who you would never have encountered otherwise, and it can be far more interesting and exciting than hitting the usual tourist traps.
Try new activities
If you are the kind of traveler who rocks up to a new place and then immediately hits the beach, try visiting the mountains instead, or if you are the kind of traveler who always works in bards to fund your trips, why not check out working at the surf camps instead? Basically, do whatever you can to sake to your usual routine, and there is a very good chance that you will reignite the spark that traveling has always held in your heart.
Start a travel blog
If travel has lost its spark, perhaps you can reignite it with creativity? Instead of traveling simply for the experience, use your trips to fuel your imagination and start your own travel blog or vlog. Not only will it have you looking at the places you visit with fresh eyes, so you can produce great content, but it could also provide you with a solid way to earn money while you are on the road.
Connecting more with the people you meet on your travels, finding out their unique stories and experiences, and immersing yourself in the local culture, is a great way to make travel exciting once more. Everyone is unique with their own story to tell, and you can be a collector of those precious stories as you backpack around the globe. How exciting is that?
Take some time out
If nothing else works to reignite your love of travel, then taking some time out, heading home, and getting back into a regular routine might give you the time and space to recoup and show you what you are missing before you hit the road again.
If you want to fall in love with traveling all over again you need to be willing to shake things up, try new things and make an effort, but it will be so worth it when you can continue your trip with renewed vigor.