Leave the guide book at home
Researching a destination is key, sure, but avoid lugging around a heavy guidebook by compiling a simple list of places you want to see before you go. You’ll find that stumbling across a great local bar or a secluded stretch of beach is much more rewarding and exciting.
Eat the Street
Be adventurous with the local cuisine by visiting markets and food stalls, where you can get a real sense of the flavors and smells of a destination by sampling tasters and mingling with local traders. To wow your friends back home book yourself onto a cooking class and bring the flavors of the world back to your kitchen with you.
Meet the locals
Talk to the locals. Don’t bury your head in internet guides on your iphone. Put down the mobile and talk to people. You get the best insight and adventures that way. Talk to taxi drivers. Get to know local
Try not to cram in too many flights and transfers to avoid your trip becoming a logistical nightmare. Keep it simple and remember, it is a vacation after all.
One of the most rewarding aspects of traveling are the people you meet on your journeys. Take time to stop and talk, find out about local customs and cultures, share stories, and create your own global network