10 Travel Lessons I’ve learned from Video Games

My blog just turned five months old today! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a few travel tips I’ve learned from years of playing video games, which apply to real-life travel.

Photo sources: The Legend of Zelda, Silent Hill, StarOcean 2: The Second Story, Final Fantasy VII, Spyro, Final Fantasy VIII, Left4Dead, Final Fantasy IX, Okami, Super Mario Bros.

19 thoughts on “10 Travel Lessons I’ve learned from Video Games

  1. Hi, Kara! It was nice meeting you last Tuesday. Great blog. You captured amazing photos and I think it’s the first time I found a travel blogger who’s also into gaming. I hope you can visit us here in DLSU-D on Sept. 12 πŸ™‚ happy writing!

  2. i love this post!!!im not a gamer but im a big fan of a few games… and indeed we could learn great things from virtually anything πŸ™‚ even in games…

    among the ten here’s my fave –

    “You may not always find what you’re looking for in every destination, but it’s the journey that matters.”

    simple yet profound… same goes as with “life”… we may not get nor achieve everything that we had hoped for but at the end of the day we will realized that it’s the entire journey that matters…

    • Hi Flipnomad. Thanks for the comment. I’ve been to some places that at first glance didn’t seem that great, but at the end of the day, there’s always something about traveling where you meet new people or learn something new that somehow makes sense later on.

  3. Nice article! Hindi ako mahilig sa games pero i love how you related some videogame scenarios sa real-life travel πŸ˜€ more games and travels for you! πŸ˜€

    • Thanks Micamyx. I thought only gamers who recognized the screenshots would appreciate this post, but am glad to know that others liked it as well. πŸ™‚ Just checked your site and natawa ako sa Kid Kat and Hotdog Inasal! Aliw! :p

  4. Hi Kara!

    I love this post! I just revisited my childhood while reading this. I felt like I was thrown into an RPG (Role Playing Game) while reminiscing my experiences on travel. πŸ˜€

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  6. Hello po!

    Adik din po ako sa RPG Games (e.g. Diablo, Ragnarok, Flyff, Pokemon (^_^), Final Fantasy A2)…

    Paborito ko yung

    3. Explore off-the beaten paths, side-streets, and alleys. There may be hidden treasure where you least expect.

    hehe…NICE ONE PO!

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