I enter a new place, a brand new destination, like a kid in a candy store. Soaking up any and everything I can get my hands on. I treat it as if I will never get to go back again. That way you are truly living and experiencing the beauty. I understand that it can be intimidating traveling far from home to a place where the food might be different. Or to a place where they speak a different language. There is no need to be afraid. The locals anywhere care that you care to be there. Be curious, be respectful. Try to learn what they have to offer. They will respond so much better than for you to be timid or conservative about your actions. Travel is about the chances we take, and the desire to want to grow from that experience. Happy travels!