While it is true that every traveling experience is unique, there are certain things you should do every time you travel that will make your trip more enjoyable and you a more respectful traveler.
If you really want to make your trip unforgettable, ask local people about where to go and what to see. They will give you much better recommendations and tips that the ones you find in travel guides. Talking to strangers might be a bit scary, but there is also a chance you find a great friend along the way.
Remember your trip forever
Memories fade, but luckily, there are many ways to remember your trip forever. One thing you should always do is take a lot of photos. You can also keep a travel journal, or buy souvenirs for you and your friends. Just make sure you buy something special that will mean a lot even after many years.
When traveling, one of the best things to do is try local cuisine. If you followed our advice and asked locals for tips on where to go, you probably got many recommendations on where to eat. Every city has hidden gems when it comes to restaurants, so this is one of the things when you should really listen to the local people.
When traveling, try to avoid taking cabs. You will get a fuller experience if you walk around the city, or if you are more adventurous, use public transportation. It will not only be cheaper than a cab, but there is no other place where you can feel like one of the locals than a bus.
This applies to life in general but is especially important when you are traveling. Don’t forget that when you travel to a different country you are a guest and should act like one. A good idea would be to learn about local customs and behaviors so that you know what to expect and how to act in different situations.
If you are in a different country, do not be tempted to go straight into familiar shops. Take this opportunity to visit local shops and markets that you do not have back home. This way, you make your trip more authentic and you get the most out of the city you are in.
If you like to plan things to the last detail this might not be so easy for you, but being spontaneous can be so much fun when traveling. Explore the neighborhood, go into different coffee shops you see along the way, and be open to any adventure that might come your way. That is the best way to get out of your comfort zone and experience something you would never do otherwise.
Take a day trip
If there are more interesting places around your destination and you are afraid of missing out on them, you can take a day trip. That way you can dedicate a whole day to another city and fully experience everything it offers.