Apparently the theme I’ve been using for some time in this blog has been chosen as the default theme for the latest release of WordPress and beyond, which is great because Twenty Ten is excellent, clean, sober and highly configurable, a needed evolution from the former default theme.
But that also means every new WordPress blog, either self hosted or created at wordpress.com, will look the same. And that’s not that great…
So it’s time, yet again, to change this blog’s theme, even if I was kinda forced into it.
Uncornered Market, one of the nicest travel blogs out there, came up with a very interesting list, beyond the common ” The best X coolest places” or “Y things to remember while traveling” post found in travel blogs:
- Seek First to Adapt, Then to Complain (a.k.a., Adaptability)
- Plan With Multiple Outcomes in Mind (a.k.a, Planning)
- Work a way in. Leave a way out. (a.k.a., Problem Solving)
- Find the Common Ground (a.k.a., Negotiation and Compromise)
- Tune In, Filter Often (a.k.a., Observation and Perception)
- Have Less, Do More (a.k.a., Resourcefulness)
- Find a Common Language, Create One if You Must (a.k.a., Communication)
I’m not a veteran traveler like Audrey and Daniel (yet…), but in the end all these seven tips can be condensed to just one: a bit of common-sense to always remember being away from home/culture/language/routines or, at least, away from the comfort zone. A must read!!