Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Holiday



If you have the trip of a lifetime booked, then you might be anxious about seeing everything you want to in a relatively short space of time. Some countries are clear in what they have to offer: endless sunny days and soft sandy beaches with delicious food in every restaurant. However, while this might be the tourist angle on what makes them appealing, the locals will have a few ideas on how to enjoy the secrets in their country.

Eat local cuisine

If you’re a die-hard foodie, then it can be hard to imagine the idea of not trying local cuisine or staying safe while on holiday. However, many people prefer the feeling of comfort and familiarity when traveling abroad, meaning they seldom get to experience what the locals are eating. While a margarita might have a timeless appeal or a chicken korma might have the familiarity of what you eat at home, asking your server for some recommendations on what’s best to try might just open up a new favorite for you. For example, trying Wanton Mee in Singapore instead of trying something that rings familiar to an Asian dish you’ve tried before will open up a whole new world of taste.

Explore new areas

If you’ve booked a package holiday, the itinerary might be a little on the tame side. While lazing by the pool all day and going on a pre-booked walking tour might feel like easy bliss, it’s good to see what the locals do to make the most of their country. Asking about local hiking areas, the best bars, and local hot-spots will ensure you have an adventure that other tourists might not get to experience.

Take back souvenirs

Hunting for souvenirs in any country will illuminate a new side of their culture that you might not have considered. For example, finding souvenir items in Singapore will find you some beautiful orchid scents, jeweler and toiletries. The reason for this is because the orchid is the national symbol of Singapore, meaning this elegant and lightly perfumed flower can be found in many shops – tourist or otherwise.

Travel with friends

In the same way that writers get travel block, there comes the point during every holiday where you run out of ideas with where to try next. Traveling with friends and family means you get a wide variety of opinions and tastes –this ensures that you get a decent spread of local activities, some of which you might not of have thought about yourself. Another benefit of this is that you won’t necessarily have to book the entire trip yourself. As well as planning the itinerary together, you’ll get to make judgments on where you stay and why.



A short stay in any country is never enough time to make the most of what it has to offer – so don’t pressure yourself into wearing yourself out by needing to see as many sights as possible. Planning well ahead of your journey and asking friends who have been to the same destination is the best way of finding out where to go and where to hunt down local secrets.

An added bonus: Another benefit of this is that you won’t necessarily have to book the entire trip yourself. As well as planning the itinerary together, you’ll get to make judgments on where you stay and why.

A short stay in any country is never enough time to make the most of what it has to offer – so don’t pressure yourself into wearing yourself out by needing to see as many sights as possible. Planning well ahead of your journey and asking friends who have been to the same destination is the best way of finding out where to go and where to hunt down local secrets.

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