Blue_Peter started his adventure with travelling in 2004 and hasn’t lost the travel bug yet. When travelling, he particularly enjoys hiking and watching sporting events, particularly football, no matter what the level. For scenery and hiking, New Zealand probably tops his list of destinations. For friendliness, it would be Bangladesh, and for laughter anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa.
Get up early in the morning as this can be the best time to avoid crowds in busy places. It’s also the best time of day for taking photos due to the light, and it’s often the coolest part of the day too. These factors can be quite important in many parts of the world such as Asia and Africa, especially if you are planning on going hiking.
Don’t try to do too much in too short a space of time. Trying to pack a lot of things in often means that you end up rushing about, leaving little time to appreciate the places you visit. Sometimes less is more.
Even if you have your own wheels, try to spend some time walking about the places you visit. Often the best places and the most scenic views are only accessible by foot. It is also a lot easier to meet people and interact with locals if you spend some time on foot.