How to Cope 3 Ways to Deal with Inevitable Travel Annoyances
You will face rude people, but never take it personally. Their rudeness has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. Relax and accept this as part of the travel game; you will meet people from many different cultures who practice different social behaviors. They may not place as much importance on respecting a line, but just remember that your social rules are different and you probably do things that others find irritating too. You must be willing to embrace any situation if you are to avoid annoyances. Be at peace. Accept that traveling comes with some upsides and downsides, and if you are willing to embrace the downsides of hitting the road you will see that these negatives are not so negative after all. Plan Ahead I ran into more than a few annoying situations during my current trip because I did not plan ahead. I did not take the time to research or to learn more about a location, and in the long run it hurt me and created agitating moments. Do your research. Some taxi drivers might have no clue where you want to go, even if it is a smaller, local town. You must expect that not every driver knows the town like the back of their hand, as they should, so pull out a map and gain an idea of where you would like to visit before visiting. Do not assume. This basic idea will save you a world of headaches down the road and now because thinkers, or people who do at least a bit of mental and physical legwork, save themselves precious time and energy, especially in the travel world. When you know how to get to a location, sticking to a few basic roads, you can tell your taxi driver or you might even be able to take public transport for a cheaper alternative. Most of all, enjoy your trip. If you can afford to travel life is not so bad, or annoying. About the Author: Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who enjoys sharing travel tips to help make the journey more enjoyable; if you are traveling through VA, she highly recommends staying at the Tazewell Hotel Downtown Norfolk Virginia..