10 Simple, Free or Low-Cost Things to Do For More Authentic & Adventurous Travel (125 Words)

Here's my mental cultural checklist for each country I visit. I'm not super strict about it. I just try to let things happen naturally and I've rarely regretted it! 

• Ride a public bus and/or train

• Eat something local from a street vendor (preferably cooked/avoid meat)

• Buy & try local fruits, veggies (preferably peelable) 

• Learn to say Hello and Thank You in the local language

• Talk to at least one new person each day 

• Visit at least one museum

• Visit at least one park/green space 

• Look for local street murals and/or public art

• Drink a local beverage (non-alcoholic, usually tea) 

• Participate in local events/festivals or volunteer for local organizations when possible

 Holi is celebrated in Nepal and India in March

Holi is celebrated in Nepal and India in March

 Local produce in Cairns, Australia

Local produce in Cairns, Australia

 Local fruit shake with a new friend in Nusa Penida 

Local fruit shake with a new friend in Nusa Penida 

 Riding the local Circle Train in Yangon, Myanmar

Riding the local Circle Train in Yangon, Myanmar

 Street Art + Yoga in Singapore

Street Art + Yoga in Singapore

What's something you enjoy doing to enhance your travel experience? 

Much Love,