For the last part of the travel tips you can use at home series, it’s a short post about some life lessons. The photo is from my trip to the beautiful Taormina, Sicily!
On the last day of your trip, collect your change.
You can use the currency you may not need anymore, and give it to people in need. You can do this once a week or once a month at home too.
Keep an open mind. Lifestyles and customs may differ from yours.
Listen to others, even if you don’t agree. Embrace the different possibilities, opportunities, people and interests out there. Don’t assume your views are correct and others are wrong. You don’t have to agree, but you may be surprised at what you can learn. I find this lesson equally, if not more important at home.
Say hello to people.
If you feel uncomfortable talking to strangers, or think people seem unfriendly, try making eye contact with them and smiling. If they smile back, say hello in their language and take it from there. Do this at home too. How many times do you walk by the same people and never acknowledge them? Next time you see someone, say hi or smile.