1. Travel isn’t an excuse to get shit-faced.
Get a little sauced after a big day and definitely sample the local libations, but don’t make the whole trip about drinking. No matter what the Australians say.
2. Travel isn’t an excuse to get laid.
Romance is a byproduct of travel, not the reason to travel.
3. Don’t fall in love — travel romances are supposed to end.
You won’t visit. You won’t meet up in X. I’m grateful for the experiences, but those fleeting, foreign relationships are best left as memories.