It is Friday, and I’m tired and ready to have done what I need to do today. I’m also tired of discussing what’s opened and what’s not. So today let’s look at some more general travel tips.
- A lot of cities are going to have free walking tours. You are going to want to go on those when you get to a new city. This will help are you to get your bearings in a new city. It will also give you ideas of the places you want to return to. And going on these tours may also help you meet new friends. But even though they are free, your guide is going to want to be tipped. Think somewhere between five and ten dollars.
- When you are going to be traveling for a good while, remember to check in with family and friends from time to time. Call them. Write them e-mail. You may even want to send postcards sometimes. You are going to meet people while you are traveling to be sure, but these are likely not going to be as close as the friends you have at home.
- However, don’t be afraid to meet new friends. Meet your fellow travelers. But you will not want to stop there. Do your best to meet the locals too. Make eye contact and smile.