Wednesday, 4 April 2018

6 Things Every Traveller Must Do

7 Things Every Traveller Must Do
I constantly think about travelling. It's one thing that I love researching and undoubtedly my favourite way to spend my time. Since we're currently trying to plan our next few getaways, I started thinking about the things you can do on each trip to get the most out of it.

Plan ahead I know some of you will be screaming at your laptop that you're more go-with-the-flow type people but even if that's the case, it's nice to have an idea. I touched on this briefly in my post on travelling as a couple but making lists of landmarks/restaurants and anything else you want to do ensures you don't leave anything out. 

Sample local food and drink I'm a massive foodie and one of my favourite things to do whilst travelling is try out the local cuisine. Spanish and Greek cuisine are at the top of my list but the traditional food we tried in Egypt was absolutely delicious! I prefer seeking out a small, local restaurant as oppose to chains mostly because they're usually family run, using the best recipes passed down through generations and to me, that's so amazing.

Sightseeing It sounds pretty obvious when you think about it but sometimes, especially with more beach-vibe destinations, it's easy to laze about by the pool all day to give yourself a break. However, no matter how tempting the bottomless margaritas are, it's well worth exploring every destination you are lucky enough to visit. When I was younger, we travelled to Cyprus and though a visit to the ghost town of Varosha wasn't high on my to do list - hello tanning? - it turned out to be so incredibly interesting and I'm so glad my family dragged me away from the sun lounger for a few hours to experience something I'd never seen before.

A roof down road trip If the roads in the US weren't so terrifyingly confusing and busy, we would have 100% done this by now. Something about driving down the open road with some great music on the radio is just everything I'm currently lusting after however there are so many cool places to stop along the way that it'd probably take us weeks to get from A to B.  As well as the US, France and Spain are high on my list of places to drive around.

Socialise with the locals If you've read my posts on reasons why travelling is good for you or why I fell in love with Kos you'll know that the locals make up a huge chunk of why I love travelling. In Kos, we dined at the same family run Taverna a few times during our trip and what made it so special is how much the owner, Romeo, loved to chat and talk about his family and his life in general. He also pointed us in the direction of other amazing places to visit that we probably wouldn't have found otherwise. 

Treat yourself Like me, many travellers are on a small budget which means we never get to experience the luxury of five star hotels and apartments, celebrated restaurants or expensive shopping destinations but even while on a budget it's nice to splurge a little. One of my colleagues gave me a great tip of booking into a small luxury hotel for a few nights of a trip. That way she saves money by not doing it for the whole time but still gets to rest her head in some incredible places. 

I love the thought of some of these things and as we speak I'm trying to fathom how to afford a luxury nights stay on a weekend trip to Paris. A girl cal dream right?


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