The First Step
The first step in becoming a "world traveler" is to come to the realization that nothing is like it is at home. Travel to another country should be to experience the local culture. This cannot be done with "all inclusive" travel packages. In most cases it not only isolates you from the local culture, it also harms the local economy. Even when traveling within the United States try to avoid "chains". Whether it is restaurants or stores immerse yourself into the local scene.