Take a break. Travel often. You don't always have to travel with a strict itinerary, make the most out of your adventure by letting yourself free to explore. Don't focus on meeting the requirements of an itinerary if you don't want to miss out on unique experiences.
We love spending time in a busy factory and learning the manufacturing process of our shoes so once a week, we travel to Marikina, to a family-run factory we are working with to see how our shoes are made.