When it comes to traveling, there are so many things to consider: figuring out what you need in your suitcase, getting the best rates on flights and hotels, and planning out where you’re going to go. There’s one important thing that many people forget about, though—how you interact with other people while traveling. Your body language can affect how people interact with you, which will impact whether or not your travels are as smooth as possible! Here are 10 tips to help you use body language cues to be a more effective traveler while abroad.
People can pick up on scents of strangers without realizing it. Research shows that humans can identify one another based on smell alone, and that’s mostly because of pheromones. When you travel, bring along some body spray or perfume (scents are often more noticeable when you’re sweating from physical activity). If your clothes don’t smell clean and fresh, people may take notice.
How you sit or stand is an important clue to others, especially when in conversation. Pay attention to how someone else is seated, as well as your own posture, and you’ll be able to tell if they’re interested in talking with you or just want some peace and quiet.