If like me, you love to travel, it makes sense to squeeze as much out of every travel experience as you possibly can. There is nothing better than a trip or experience that blows you away, and offers you life time memories you’re unlikely to replace.  It’s pretty easy to do, but you have to put a little more thought and consideration into your travel plans, especially if you want to experience everything possible. 

Here are a few hacks to consider on your next travel adventure. 

Invest in a Top 10 Travel Guide

This is a simple tip, but it’s one that’s worth mentioning because if you have a Top 10 travel guide to the towns and cities you’re visiting, you can carry it round easily (they’re pretty small) and you’ll have information about the must-see places right at your fingertips, so that you don’t miss a thing! What could be simpler?

Try Camping

Even if you don’t think camping is for you, when you’re travelling to places like Australia and the USA, which are home to some stunning national parks, you’ll have a much more fulfilling experience if you spend some time in the great outdoors.

Check out this website which sells top-notch camping gear at reasonable prices, book a pitch and start exploring more of the natural landscapes at your top travel destinations. It might take some getting used to, but it will be worth it, and you don’t have to camp the whole time – even spending one night per trip under the stars will enhance your experience, and it could save you some significant money too!

Go Off the Beaten Track

Kind of related to the above, you should always try to go off the beaten track a little and see out sights and experiences that the average tourist wouldn’t know much about. https://www.atlasobscura.com/ is a great resource for finding such attractions. If you’re out and about and want to wander, consider asking a local. You’ll get a great experience and they might know about a few places that even Atlas Obscura doesn’t.

Lunch at the Best Restaurants

If you’re usually on a budget, which means that you don’t always get to sample the finest cuisine at the best restaurants when you’re on holiday, you’ll love this simple hack. Go out for lunch, not dinner. That’s it! ~If you eat out at lunchtime, you will often find that those expensive eateries offer a cheaper A la Carte option, which means you can eat there and experience fine dining, but for less.

Drink with the Locals

Drinking a pint of Guinness with the locals in Ireland or having a pint or three at the surf club when you’re in Australia is a great way to meet interesting people, hear some great stories and find out more about the local culture. You may even make firm friends with the people you meet and have a free place to stay during future visits!

Push Your Boundaries

Instead of spending all of your time on the beach or at the local museums, push your boundaries and try things that make you a little scared or apprehensive. Things like swimming with sharks, skydiving or hiking the Ho Chi Minh trail – things you could never have imagined you would do – and you travel experiences will be all the richer for it.

Put these simple hacks/ideas into action on your next trip, and you will have one of the best, if not the best, holidays of your life, guaranteed!

Charlotte x

One response to “How to make the most of your travels”

  1. I’ve never been very good at pushing my boundaries but I want to try!! Love this post, hopefully going camping in the UK this year so start with that then it can be a better consideration when we travel abroad 😂

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April 5th, 2018

If like me, you love to travel, it makes sense to squeeze as much out of every travel experience as you possibly can. There is nothing better than a trip or experience that blows you away, and offers you life time memories you’re unlikely to replace.  It’s pretty easy to do, but you have to put a little more thought and consideration into your travel plans, especially if you want to experience everything possible. 

Here are a few hacks to consider on your next travel adventure. 

Invest in a Top 10 Travel Guide

This is a simple tip, but it’s one that’s worth mentioning because if you have a Top 10 travel guide to the towns and cities you’re visiting, you can carry it round easily (they’re pretty small) and you’ll have information about the must-see places right at your fingertips, so that you don’t miss a thing! What could be simpler?

Try Camping

Even if you don’t think camping is for you, when you’re travelling to places like Australia and the USA, which are home to some stunning national parks, you’ll have a much more fulfilling experience if you spend some time in the great outdoors.

Check out this website which sells top-notch camping gear at reasonable prices, book a pitch and start exploring more of the natural landscapes at your top travel destinations. It might take some getting used to, but it will be worth it, and you don’t have to camp the whole time – even spending one night per trip under the stars will enhance your experience, and it could save you some significant money too!

Go Off the Beaten Track

Kind of related to the above, you should always try to go off the beaten track a little and see out sights and experiences that the average tourist wouldn’t know much about. https://www.atlasobscura.com/ is a great resource for finding such attractions. If you’re out and about and want to wander, consider asking a local. You’ll get a great experience and they might know about a few places that even Atlas Obscura doesn’t.

Lunch at the Best Restaurants

If you’re usually on a budget, which means that you don’t always get to sample the finest cuisine at the best restaurants when you’re on holiday, you’ll love this simple hack. Go out for lunch, not dinner. That’s it! ~If you eat out at lunchtime, you will often find that those expensive eateries offer a cheaper A la Carte option, which means you can eat there and experience fine dining, but for less.

Drink with the Locals

Drinking a pint of Guinness with the locals in Ireland or having a pint or three at the surf club when you’re in Australia is a great way to meet interesting people, hear some great stories and find out more about the local culture. You may even make firm friends with the people you meet and have a free place to stay during future visits!

Push Your Boundaries

Instead of spending all of your time on the beach or at the local museums, push your boundaries and try things that make you a little scared or apprehensive. Things like swimming with sharks, skydiving or hiking the Ho Chi Minh trail – things you could never have imagined you would do – and you travel experiences will be all the richer for it.

Put these simple hacks/ideas into action on your next trip, and you will have one of the best, if not the best, holidays of your life, guaranteed!

Charlotte x

One response to “How to make the most of your travels”

  1. I’ve never been very good at pushing my boundaries but I want to try!! Love this post, hopefully going camping in the UK this year so start with that then it can be a better consideration when we travel abroad 😂

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