– keep a diary and look away from any screens
– learn a local skill or language
– are you bragging or are you sharing? I mean: are you just consuming the landscape, the culture or are you participating and can you feel the difference?
– What can you learn that you have not read in any guidebook and that therefor you can not tick off of a list that offers 10 stages to travel satisfaction. Is travel a supermarket to you or an opportunity to create something meaningful for yourself, those whom you meet and those at home whom you will share your experiences with..?