Bekka Palmer had set up a few rules of wandering in her wonderful blog. I thought I might want to do a few myself. So here they are, in no particular order, or some of them are, or not, I don’t know, let’s just see how it goes:
- If you see some fancy cafe or restaurants, go!
- Focus on only one method of documenting. Photos or writing or doodling - not all of them combined. It would take too much of your time documenting and you will lose all the fun wandering.
- Try to walk as much as you could. You will be able to explore more that way.
- Be friends with the locals. You have no idea what awesome stuffs they might be able to offer.
- Pack along extra clothes in the backpack or the trunk of your car in case you have wandered too far and have to stay somewhere over the night.
- Pack along a kite and a frisbee too (if you go in a group). You never know if you might stumble upon a beach or an open field!
- If the locals could eat it, so could you.
- If you decide to take a train, try picking a random stop or creating a game where you will be able to disembark at any random stop and explore what’s in the area. For example, Sharon devised a game with her kids for NYC subway lines.
- Listen to your instinct. If you are hesitating about going to some place, there is a probably a reason your conscience is trying to tell you.
- Also, if you could, as Bekka said, just ignore the rules.
Of course, safety measures applied. But above all, have fun!