How to take a break on an active trip without feeling like you're missing out
I have such a guilty conscience and spending more than a few minutes on my hostel bed in the afternoon makes me feel bad, like I'm letting myself and everyone down by not being out and about. I probably sound a bit crazy, but those of you who know me, know that it is hard for me to sit still or - God forbid - take a nap. So I've found ways to relax that work for me and my crazy New York 'must-be-productive-always' mindset (which is fading slowly but surely).
- Take advantage of free wifi and research where I am or where I'm going next
- Update my blog!
- Write notes in the notebook I always carry around about my experiences and feelings from that day's travels
- Sit back and people-watch (it is one of the best ways to really get to know a culture)
- Talk to a stranger sitting next to me - you never know what kind of conversation, advice or random connection may come out of it!