Pack the amount of clothes you think you might need, then remove 5 articles of clothing. Seriously… I packed waaaay too many clothes this weekend!
Try and book accommodations via Air BnB or a hostel in a foreign city.
We took a few weeks off, I would like to say because we were beefless…. Well, actually, I was beefless because I was on a trip to England and it was amazing! My only beef is that I didn’t start traveling abroad sooner. Seriously, what have I been doing with my life? COME ON!
Well, my first beef I guess is straight up that I was working, not traveling, these past few weeks… but mainly my beef today is time. Man, there is just not enough of it. I know, I know, I have the same number of hours in a day as Beyonce, but if that’s the case, then how come I can’t get my shit together? Come on!
I love traveling, and I’m a big history nerd, so going to new cities, I always try to find out as much as I can about them.
However, I’m also brutal with directions. Not quite as bad as I used to be, but still pretty bad. (When I first moved to Toronto, I insisted to be near the Eaton Centre, because it was the only Toronto landmark I was familiar with outside the CN Tower.)
I’ve found the best way to get acquainted with a new city, as well as learn some super cool shiz, is to do a walking tour when you first arrive. Better yet? Do a free one.
While many tourists get sucked into the Hop-On-Hop-Off tours, or pay for another style, I’ve consistently found that the free ones are awesome. The guides are, more often than not, young actors or history students, so they’re very knowledgeable and inclined to show you a good couple of hours. And, they work only for your tips, so it’s in their best interest to give you an awesome tour, since you only pay what you think they’re worth.
SANDEMANs New Europe tours are the ones I normally do. While some have certainly been better than others, I’ve never had a bad one. Even if you’re not in Europe, there are great ones throughout the States I’ve done as well.
So far, I’ve done these tours in the following cities:
It’s awesome learning about the history of these places and interesting anecdotes, and by the end of the tour – which we usually try to do our first day there – we’re far more well-acquainted with how to get around, since you typically cover central areas and often backtrack a bit.
So, if you’re traveling to a new city, or even one you’ve been to before, I highly recommend taking a free tour and learning more about where you’re staying. Plus, on my Amsterdam tour, she gave us free cheese! So that’s cool too.
Not all those who wander are lost. They may just be trying to find that store that had the cool shoes and they could’ve sworn it was on this street. – J.R.R. Tolkien (mostly)
Seriously, I would love some advice.
Headed to Boston this weekend with OMGmYHuSbAnD!LOVE4EVER and I have no idea what to pack.
Here’s what I’m planning on:
Obviously I’m a really good traveller.
The road goes ever on and on, and I didn’t bring enough to wear