In the world we live in today, it’s undeniable how much the internet has made everything so convenient for us. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway in La Union or a week-long vacation abroad, the internet has made exploring the world just one click of a mouse away, from creating travel plans and itineraries to actually booking flights and accommodations. Travel bloggers who share their travel stories online have also helped a lot in making travel plans more convenient and comfortable for many of us, even if it’s just to make sure that we’re on the right path.
Needless to say, planning is essential. It’s always a smart choice to be prepared, especially when you’re planning for your next adventure. To make sure all bases are covered and all possibilities are considered, some of us wouldn’t just have a Plan A but a Plan B as well. You can never have too many plans because you hope that,more often than not, one of these plans will work.
Throughout and even prior to our journey however, we will encounter situations that will test our character and patience. These situations can ruin our plans, leaving us feeling screwed, hopeless and helpless. When we reach this point in our journey, it’s time for Plan C. It’s time to think creatively and think out of the box. This is where the real adventure begins.
Open yourself to new people and let the locals help you out when you need it. You’ll be surprised with what the locals know that the internet doesn’t. Open up your mind to unfamiliar surroundings, take a deep breath and allow yourself to connect with the things that you feel most uncomfortable with—may it be booking the last room in a hostel, eating at a karinderya, riding a habal-habal, or catching that last flight out. All of these things are meant to liberate you. When it does, I hope you’re able to gain something good out of it.