When exploring somewhere new, it can be overwhelming to think of all the different things to see and do while there. Regardless of how much planning and mapping you do ahead of time, there are usually countless things you wish you’d had more time for or factored in had you known about them earlier. Popular vacation and tourist destinations are often known for specific landmarks, food restaurants, works of art, festivals, or cultural vibes. So how exactly does one “see it all?”
Picking up city guides at the local visitors center can give you the chance to pick up a map that will save time en route, and help you make the most of the areas you cover. Walking into local shops and asking the employees working there for suggestions on what to see and do usually yields positive results from those who work in the area day in and day out. Getting a City Pass that can be used at several popular attractions, like those offered in New York, Toronto, Chicago and other cities, are often cheaper than paying the regular ticket price to see them independently, which can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.
If you’re into the arts, stopping by a local coffee shop to scour the local publications or newspaper for upcoming events will be well worth the time. Going on architectural tours, boat tours, and walking tours are also a good way to get an overview of the top sites and history of a particular location. Family Duck Tours and other silly spin-offs have invaded many cities like Philadelphia and Seattle, offering tourists a chance to see city skylines by water and by land.
Perhaps the best way to make the most of your travels is simply by finding tour apps that are specific to the place you’re visiting. Tour apps often allow you the flexibility to see and learn what you want to without being on a time crunch to make a specific tour time at a defined location. These self-guided tour apps highlight everything from noteworthy parks, historic B&Bs, beloved shops, local fun facts, past residences of influential people, and more.
For example, Savannah has an interactive app called Historic Savannah that provides anyone with a smartphone the opportunity to take a self guided tour through the rich history of downtown. The Historic Savannah app is incredibly informative, entertaining, and easy to use, with suggested routes that allow you to begin the “tour” whenever, wherever. The app even features a pop-up virtual tour guide with site-specific information based on your current GPS location.
Regardless of where you end up or how long you stay, apps like this give you the freedom to tailor your travels to your wants and needs. While some of these travel apps cost money, most are no more than $10, and they’re considerably cheaper than taking an actual tour. No need to wait in line for tickets, make advanced reservations, or fight to the front of the group to hear the tour guide speak. Additionally, when you go home, you can enjoy having a memento on your phone with pictures and relevant information to share your experience with family and friends.
Although airport limousines are considered to being more expensive compared to the standard taxis and shuttle buses, it is possible to find an affordable limo service. Imagine how relieving it would be to be welcomed by the quality services of reputable limo company especially after that long tiresome flight.
Book for one early enough
Advance booking not only gives the limo driver a chance to be on time, but it also saves you cash. Last minute booking tends to make the traveler desperate, and they may end up picking on any limo company that comes around without getting a glimpse of other better services that are available.
Ask for any discounts
When calling various limo companies, do not be afraid to ask if they offer discounts. You’re likely to come across a few that offer bonuses, especially if your trip falls during a special occasion such as Easter holidays or Christmas.
It may surprise you to find out that the Costa del Sol is a great destination for those seeking a bit of adventure and activity from their holiday. Here, you can try your hand at a huge range of watersports, quad biking and skydiving activities. Get fit, learn a new skill and even better, do it all in the brilliant sunshine! Your wetsuits and hiking poles won’t know what’s hit them after your fun-filled holiday to Spain’s south coast…
The obvious choice of activity on the sun-drenched Spanish coastline is the diverse range of watersports such as waterskiing. Waterskiing is a popular activity in the Costa del Sol because it’s something the whole family can enjoy. Whether you just want to have a go or take a professional lesson, it’s a great way to see the coastline from the sea and to make the most of the Mediterranean water.
One of the issues many people have a problem with in regard to going on vacation is spending. When faced with souvenirs, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, or other situations, impulse shopping leads travelers to purchase more than they intended. This sometimes results in them being in a very bad financial state when they finally get back home, and consequently they may need to work hard for a few months to reverse this. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to avoid this issue. The most important of these is by making sure you are disciplined when it comes to spending in the new country.
However, if you are the kind of person who cannot do this, there are a number of other options you can try out. For instance, you cam intentionally make it difficult to get extra money when you are in the new country. One of the ways of doing this is to leave your main credit card at home.
Sounds crazy, right?
You might be excited about choosing Kenya as your preferred vacation destination, but also not sure how the vacation will go if you have never ventured there before. A wonderful vacation in Kenya is definitely possible…all you need to do is to plan ahead.
There are a number of occasions that require the hire of a special limousine, airport runs being one of them. These are normally done for pure luxury or safety purposes, or both. Here is how to get the most appropriate limousine service to and from any airport:
We’ve touched upon the subject before in previous posts, but today I am doing a lot of reflection about what travel means to me and wondering what it means to others. Do you travel to get completely away from what you know, or are there some creature comforts that are important for you to have when you go away? Continue reading “How Much Home Do You Need When Traveling?” »
OK class, I would like to start today’s lesson with a question: which of you is considered the eighth wonder of the world? Alright, alright, quiet everyone settle down. Not all at once. Let’s try this again: raise your hand if you are considered the eighth wonder of the world. Wow, that’s a lot of you. I wasn’t expecting so many. Alright, I’m going to have to narrow down the field a little bit. Seriously this lesson won’t work if there’s more than one of you. If you’re a natural wonder, lower your hand. That’s right Grand Canyon, you can put your hand down. Giant’s Causeway, you too. You know what, just get out. You reek of Guinness.
Alright, now that that is settled, let’s narrow it down some more. If you’re a wonder from Europe, put your hand down. Hagia Sophia, stop playing the two continents card, we’re sick of it. You’re not special, put your hand down. I don’t care if you live in America, Statue of Liberty, we all know that under that toga you’re French birthright is growing out of your follicles, particularly in the armpit area. Put your hand down and get a razor for goodness’ sake.
While it’s far to say most people enjoy travel, there are those whose enjoyment is cut short because of motion sickness. Car trips, train rides, amusement park rides, and more can cause someone to feel extremely ill. Motion sickness in some individuals can be triggered just by walking! Although a train trip or boat ride might sound really fun to someone, if they suffer from transportation sickness they may refrain from tagging along.
A vacation is oftentimes exactly what the doctor ordered, but sometimes traveling can be more headache than it’s worth. You lost your luggage, you crashed your rental car and the airline cancelled your flight. Now you’re stuck in Timbuktu with only a gaudy souvenir T-shirt to your name.
Don’t be stuck in Timbuktu with only a gaudy souvenir T-shirt to your name. Consider travel insurance. Continue reading “Rail Vacations Travel Insurance: Is It For Everyone?” »