Holidays are meant to relax, reenergise and rejuvenate us after working so hard all year long. We are often reluctant when it comes to flying home and returning to work after our holiday because we don’t feel like we had enough time to relax, explore and take in all of the sights of our travels.
How to have the best holiday yet!
Making the most of your travels is important if you want to experience everything your next holiday destination has to offer. Here are 8 tips to help you do just that:
Holidays are all about relaxing and being flexible will ensure that nothing gets in your way of enjoying your travels. Plan for delays, expect imperfections and don’t try to keep too strict of a schedule. Patience is important when travelling!
Turn Off Google Maps
While you might be tempted to use Google Maps to show you where to go, why not turn it off and find your own way? Wandering aimlessly through an unfamiliar city is a good thing and it can help you get off the beaten track and discover some hidden gems that you might have missed letting AI create your route.
Learn The Lingo
While you might not have the time to become completely fluent in a new language, knowing the basics can really help you enjoy your holiday and communicate with the locals.
Talk To The Locals
Speaking of the locals, don’t be afraid to talk to them. You will gain some insider knowledge including the best places to eat, out of the way sights that aren’t on the maps and maybe even some fun activities that are typically ‘locals only’!
Add Room Number And Hotel In Phone
Something that is more of a safety tip is to add your hotel and room number into your phone. That way, no matter where you are or how far you travel that day, you will always know the way back to your hotel. It can also be incredibly useful in the event of an emergency.
Do The Free Stuff
It’s not all about spending cold hard cash! Take part in free activities that are typically available in many cities. From climbing a mountain, watching the sunset, or sunrise, from an incredible vantage point or just visiting a local market or park, there are plenty of things to see and do that won’t cost you a thing.
Use Public Transportation
Skip the taxis and short flights and opt for public transportation. Travelling the way the locals do means that you will get to see the city like the locals do and there are many interesting things to see and do when you look at your destination through someone else’s eyes
Yes, you are on holiday and, yes, you do want to see and do as much as you can, but slowing down a bit can make your holiday that much more special and help you to feel well rested when you return home. Remember ‘Travelling is like life, it’s the journey that’s fun’.
This way of thinking will ensure that you discover more of the world around you wherever your holiday might take you.
Do you have any tips for making the most of your holiday time? Let me know in the comments box below.
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