How To Have the Best Vacation Ever

Going on a vacation usually means a lot of planning: spending hours on the internet, curating specific travel tips and going on a binge-reading session of travel reviews. While this can certainly help in improving your trip, it can also sometimes negatively affect your expectations of your trip. Go beyond the screen and change the […]

  • November 13, 2019

Going on a vacation usually means a lot of planning: spending hours on the internet, curating specific travel tips and going on a binge-reading session of travel reviews. While this can certainly help in improving your trip, it can also sometimes negatively affect your expectations of your trip. Go beyond the screen and change the way you travel with these simple but refreshing ways:

Go beyond the online reviews

go beyond online reviews

There’s never been an easier to time to look for that badge of approval, especially with the popularity of travel blogs and Instagram. Unfortunately, these reviews can sometimes dampen your experiences as you’ll see them through the filter of positive reviews you’ve seen online. Let yourself go beyond what you’ve read or seen online and allow some room for spontaneity. You never know what you might find!

Hire an expert

hire a guide

Contrary to popular belief, a tour guide is not just for amateur tourists. Tour guides often have the best knowledge of your destination, and they can provide more tips or information that you will find handy when you’re out exploring.

Slow down

slow down

It’s only natural to want to do a lot of activities during your trip, you hope to make the most of it after all. A jam-packed itinerary will initially look like a good idea, but it’s often a one-way ticket to travel burnout. The next time you’re planning your vacation, skip the filled to the brim travel schedule and try to spend more time in fewer stops instead. This will leave you more opportunities for authentic, intimate experiences that will make your trip more enriching.

Take the road less traveled

take the road less traveled

There are many options you can do to do it: travel during low season for cheaper rates; visit attractions that are lesser known for a smaller crowd; ask the locals for their favorite spots. A picnic in Parc du Champ can be more fulfilling or rewarding than lining up for hours just to climb Eiffel Tower’s viewing deck.

Be respectful

be respectful

Remember that you’re a visitor in somebody else’s home. Life in your destination is designed to be comfortable for them, not for you – whether it’s the commuting options, the way the food tastes like, or even their public toilets. Their customs can be confusing or maddening to you as a tourist, but make the necessary effort to be mindful and respectful no matter how different they may be to what you’re accustomed to.

Photo Credits: Angely Dub

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