Regardless of which part of the travel spectrum you fit into, a few ideas on how to get the most out of your travels will help:
Organize an itinerary
Having an itinerary is a good idea, especially if there are certain places or things you want to see. But don’t be too inflexible or unwilling to throw your plans out the window and head in a new direction.
try new things
The goal here is new experiences, so try to get as many of them as possible, you will be surprised what you will learn about yourself.
meet new people
But don’t expect people to approach you, you may have to make a little effort or leave your comfort zone a little to make the first contact.
Take lots of photos, keep a journal, or write a blog.
Remember money makes the world go round, and running out of it at the wrong time could really ruin your trip. Keep a record of what you spend, also setting a daily or weekly amount of what you are willing to spend will help you avoid problems. But don’t skimp on a potentially unique experience for financial reasons.