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Tag: CULTURE SHOCK

The Wonder of Being a Damn Tourist
04/13/2017

Eyes wide open and out of place in the world, exhilarated by all these new things like a foolish but observant child... oh to be a tourist.[quote text_size="small" author="Max Lerner" link="" author_title="Journalist"]The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.[/quote]What's the cure for boredom?...

Culture Shock is a Thrill Ride
06/08/2015

The most provocative, intense and rewarding part of travel is culture shock and with the right mindset, it can be an engagingly thrilling ride.[quote text_size="small" author="JOHN V CAIN" author_title="FOUNDER OF VINJABOND" link=""]Culture shock is an adrenaline rush that should be treated like an action sport.[/quote]As a vagabond and perpetual world traveler, I've developed a taste for being culture shocked.It's a...

ASK: How do You Deal With Culture Shock?
04/13/2014

ASK is a series of posts answering questions asked by readers about vagabonding. Contact me to ask your own or view all ASK posts.QUESTION:[quote text_size="small" author="Lori Aleksiewicz" author_title="Prospect, Connecticut"]I've lived in America all my life and never left until I started travel backpacking through Europe for the past 2 months. Because of the similarities, there wasn't really much culture shock but I'll be flying...

Experience + Embrace Culture Shock
09/09/2013

Culture shock is a feared and negatively thought upon experience for both professional and novice travelers but I say embrace it.Look forward to it. Learn from it. Enjoy it. After all, it is one of the 3 parts of experiencing world travel; attractions, food and culture. Experiencing culture shock makes you wiser and stronger.[quote text_size="small" author="Merriam Webster Dictionary"...

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