For many people who have a potent thirst for adventure, the point of travelling is to visit a country and leave feeling like you really experienced the true spirit of the destination. Unfortunately, unless you know a lot of local people, it can be easy to get looped into a more manufactured, “touristy” experience while you’re out there. Despite what you may think, there’s no set personality type that will lead to a more authentic experience. Anyone can get closer to the heart of a destination with the right approach. If you want your next travel experience to be more raw and authentic, here are a few pointers to help you along.