Travelling the World in Your Comfort Zone
While some would say that the point of travelling is to move out of your comfort zone, there is nothing to prevent you from travelling the world, seeing all the sights and still remaining in your comfort zone. After all, different people have different subjectivities and there is nothing wrong with indulging in your favourites and necessities on a trip abroad. Here are some suggestions:
Pick a Favourite Hotel Chain
No hotel company in the world has a hotel in every country, although Hilton comes pretty close. But there are some hotel chains that cover entire regions and once you get onto those, you will find pretty cushy tourist deals in each one. For instance, you can travel all across Asia Pacific by moving from one hotel to another within the same chain and go to all the countries. This way, you will always have the amenities that you are used to, although there will be some differences in each hotel. This also applies to food and drink; certain fast food chains have outlets even in the remotest of locations so if you have a preference for a burgher or pizza made a certain way you can always find the familiar sign boards.
Go on Specialty Tours
If you are one of those people who get bored quickly in a new place, find specialty tours like golf holiday packages or religious pilgrimages that will take you around the country and give you something to do as well.
For instance, if you take golf holiday packages around the Mediterranean, you can easily intersperse “touristy” things like sightseeing in between the golf games that are your first priority. That way, you will always have something to look forward to on days when you are not ‘seeing the country.’ Similarly, even on religious pilgrimages, the organizers usually set aside a few days in the itinerary to let the pilgrims see the sights and get some shopping done. That way you get to explore the country while indulging in your comfort zone: an activity that you love.
Pay Top Dollar
The more money you have to spend, the less inconvenienced you will be when you travel. This is not to say that all backpackers and budget travellers have financial limitations; most of these globe trotters prefer seeing countries this way, as it allows them to see the country as it is without the veneer of comfort that the tourism industry puts on it. But if you are willing to spend top dollar on your accommodation, transport arrangements, flight details and guides for the tourist spots, you can spend the entire trip cocooned in the familiar comforts of home such as air conditioned vehicles, wifi facilities and tour coaches that literally take you 20 feet above the ground as you drive past.