These Travel Bloggers Reveal Their #1 Tip for Your Next Overseas Escape
Are you planning on escaping this winter to defrost in a balmier, sunnier destination? Or maybe you’re saving your pennies for an adventure later in the year? Either way, we have rounded up the most practical and inspiring travel tips from the country’s top travel bloggers for you to adopt on your next escape abroad. It’s clear that these well-travelled globetrotters know a thing or two about exploring the world. Read on for some of the best travel advice you’ll ever receive.
“It has never been so easy! With the internet now in our pocket, finding the cheapest flights, accommodation, and food recommendations has never been so accessible. It truly is the most diverse and useful recourse available. However, don't let new tech stop you from interacting with the locals, which is always a terrific way of learning about the land, language, and culture. Sometimes the people you meet know of the hidden gems the internet knows little of, or is yet to discover!”
“Do your research! Off-the-shelf travel guides are one thing, yet there is nothing more beneficial then speaking with like-minded travellers who have done it all before you. A lot of people contact us at The Vista for these kinds of tips on accommodation, great eats, or walking trails even, and we help where we can. Plan a tea date with a friend to grab some first-hand tips which could set you in the right direction. Social media, blogs, and particularly Instagram are also great tools for travellers—have you checked out the hashtag in relation to your destination? You may just find a hotel or a restaurant that catches your eye.”
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“Leave all of your expectations behind. I feel like that’s something we don’t really do anymore when we travel, it’s like we subconsciously create a note that this is what it’s suppose to be, this is how it should be, and if it’s not fulfilled on a trip we feel a sense of disappointment. Perhaps it’s because, more than ever before, we have so much access to travel information that we already set our expectations before even arriving to our destination to experience it in the present, fully. Plan, by all means research and plan, but leave a little room to just wander, get lost, experience, live. That's when the magic of travel kicks in. The most horrible things can happen unexpectedly, but the most beautiful things can happen, too.”
“When travelling to a new city, one of my first concerns is working out how to reach points of interest on my itinerary, and later, how to get back to the accommodation after exploring on a whim. There are specific apps, such as MAPS.ME, that allow you to load maps ahead of time for the locations that you’ll be visiting, but I’ll save you the trouble of downloading anything new, since most people already have the Google maps application on their smart phone. Using this application, you can save your map ahead of time to avoid exorbitant mobile roaming costs, that way you don’t need to waste time peering down at guidebook or impossibly hard to fold paper maps.”
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