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Why You Should Always Ask a Traveler

There are certain people in the world who have become synonymous with some distinctive roles in society, especially when it comes to the social scene. If all sorts of people have a tendency to just open up to you and perhaps seek advice from you, you would probably be said to have missed your calling as something like a barman or barmaid. So someone manning a bar sort of becomes a counselor of sorts and the advice they often have to offer is very good.

This is the case even if you take things beyond the typical scenario in which they’d play out, so it would make for some good advice given even if it’s not advice in response to the ramblings of a drunken customer who is being served. The barman might be playing along perhaps just to account for a good customer experience, or indeed to get some extra tips, but often what they have in the way of advice is genuinely good.

What if you’re not into the bar scene though? Where do you go for this sort of advice?

If you have a friend who is known to be a frequent traveler, you’ll probably find that by default, you and everybody else in your social circle go to this friend for advice that goes beyond the realms of the traveling world and there are some very specific reasons for this. Your traveler friend should officially become your equivalent of the advice-slinging barman.

Even if the advice you seek has nothing at all to do with traveling, you should never hesitate to ask a traveler.

Travelers apply a world view to everything

So going beyond the world of travel and tourism itself, travelers inevitably develop an inherent operational methodology to everything which takes into account their broader view of the world. So their thinking is somewhat lateral and has them considering pretty much everything from many different points of view – view-points which were partly shaped and enriched by their travels.

Travelers know how to make a plan

When a frequent traveler is busy mapping out their next travel plan, naturally this encompasses the main issues we all have to deal with in our lives and so they get lots and lots of practice in simply organizing things. Travelers know how to make a plan, so ask one about irish paving of dublin, whatever it is you need a fresh perspective on and you might very well walk away with the best plan ever.

Travelers offer value by default

Because of the fine margins they often have to work with, by way of value and the money they have to spend to get that value, travelers inherently know how to sniff out real value. This seeps into everyday life and is not confined to booking cheap flights and finding the best deals on accommodation. If you want to know where to find the best personal injury attorney in Austin, TX, for example, you’d be surprised to find that the best recommendation of such a seemingly unrelated service could very well come from a traveler.

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