1.-Travel in low season.
When work permits, it is better to travel outside rentals. The prices are affordable and much less crowded. Eye! Not all destinations have the same seasons. Spring and autumn are excellent times in most destinations.
2.-The hotel fits you.
Do not always look for cheap. One must know how to spend the money and take advantage. The hotel is perhaps the most important decision is a journey. If you visit a city make sure you have a good location and preferably have breakfast and Wi-Fi included
Here are extra tips for choosing a good hosting.
3. Go Local.
Leaning local products is a smart decision to end further ecological. Transporting products from other countries or localities always contaminates and the price paid at the end the visitor.
Discovering local wines and dishes of the region is part of the travel experience. Forget the chains and visiting the local coffee shop and classic restaurants each site.
4. light travels.
Carrying a backpack or suitcase industrial-sized is never recommended. Besides how heavy it can be many factors to consider.
Weight allowed by the airline.
If traveling in a group will have to accommodate those bags in the car and often end up paying another taxi to take only the bags.
If they are in route is impractical carry large luggage.
Bring necessary and if it is a long journey choose to wash clothes while on the road.
5. Use WiFi.
Many people ask me about the data packets of the telephone companies. I’ve used and are often useful if you need to connect to the internet all the time, but they seem very expensive. For me the best option is the WiFi. In many countries the free WiFi is very common in hotels, restaurants and even parks. The WiFi finder app can help you find open networks to which to connect and share your trips on social networks.
6.-Do your homework.
Planning is the best way to save money and time on a trip. The more you know your destination before walking over to enjoy the experience. Find many hotel options, decided before reaching the places you want to visit and always have a plan B in case things do not happen as planned.
At least one night during your trip, give yourself a treat and visit a good restaurant. Dress up, book and enjoy. Look for places that offer a unique dining experience and let go. The flavors are also a journey.
I’ve talked to you before my mind about the souvenirs. My advice is to steer clear of the typical souvenir “Made in China” and look for something more original and special. Some local clothing designer who offers you will not find anywhere else. Crafts made in front of your eyes. The possibilities are many but usually are not at first sight.
9.- More cities.
Although I know that not everyone has the opportunity to travel regularly. I strongly advise you not to visit more than two countries in one trip. Make those tours where 6 countries visited two weeks I seem outrageous where you do not know anything and just go see it.
My recommendation is to focus preferably in one country to the extent possible. Soak up the culture, touring several cities and find little known corners. See it all in stride and enjoy.
10. Not look how famous, look for what you like.
It’s hard to resist the picture in the most famous places in the cities. Visit famous museums or places they talk books. But in reality it is a personal travel experience and has to do with taste.
If you love the unique look and focus on recommended restaurants food. If you love art Dedicate more time to a museum that you like or join a temporary workshop. Do not be afraid to get out of the traditional way of tourists and looking for something that is special to you.
11.-Use coupons and discounts.
Many attractions, restaurants and even hotels have promotions and discounts. Use them if you find them useful. Most museums offer free admission one day a month and all have special discounts for students, elderly people, etc. Visit the websites of the places you want to visit and learn.
Many attractions and hotels also have best rates online so you should consider buying some tickets in advance and / or reserve your room online.
12.- Take advantage of loyalty programs.
If you are a frequent traveler and accumulate miles or points in hotels do not hesitate to use them. Generally expire and is good use of them. Take full advantage of loyalty programs informing about all the options with which accounts and have it as an option when looking for a hotel or flight.
13. Be responsible.
The most important thing I think is to be responsible when traveling. The biggest difference between a traveler and a tourist is that the former is usually generous and selfish second. Let me explain. The tourist is generally not very aware of the impact of their presence in places and try to do everything at home. Total are a few days or hours that happening in the city and does not know if he will return sometime in their life, so what if it does not perform up to par. The traveler instead is more respectful and seeks their presence is helpful.
I know many people who have stolen a “pebble” of the Roman Colosseum, I saw a woman embracing a statue of two thousand years old to take a photo. As travelers we should endeavor because our presence with the least negative impact possible. Respect local customs, do not take pictures of people without their permission and especially to preserve our heritage so that future generations can enjoy them as we have done.
Here are my tips that I hope to be a help.
After all, viaiar is a very personal experience and everyone is magic in different places. The worst that happens to the industry is irresponsible and uninformed tourist. Let us all be as intelligent and responsible travelers.