When it comes to traveling, exploring a new city can be one of the most thrilling experiences. The cool thing about exploring a new city is that no city is the same; there may be similar activities or chain restaurants that you might see back at home but the whole point of exploring a new city is to try something new. It would be pointless to travel to somewhere like New York and or Papa John’s pizza when you’re in the birthplace of Brooklyn style pizza!
Exploring a new city should first and foremost be fun and exciting, so the stereotypical ways of navigating through a new city would be city tour buses or a guide book… those ways are fine (if that’s what you like) but if you want to REALLY explore a new city, you have to take the road less traveled. If you’re ready for an adventure, put on your explorer hats and take a look at the top four best ways to explore a new city!
Technology today has made it virtually impossible to get lost by way of GPS and Google Maps but if you want to really see a city for all it’s worth, turn off your GPS or Google Maps and just wander the city. The BBC states that travel is about exploring and some of the best explorations and discoveries happened when people lose themselves!
For some people, getting lost in an unfamiliar city can bring about major anxiety. If you start feeling like that, all you have to do is turn your navigation back on to get you back to your hotel or meeting point… no problem at all… but until that happens, take the city for what it’s worth and see what it has to offer!
Travel in Style
Traveling in style has several aspects to it. From fashion and suitcases to transportation with amenities, the options for traveling in style are endless.
One way to travel in style is with the right fashion. You, of course, want to check the weather so that you can know what type of clothes to pack but in packing the right type of clothes for your trip, you also need to make sure your own personal style is included as well. Whether it’s a flowy summer dress or the coolest aviator sunglasses, make sure you look good for the occasion so you can feel just as good!
Navigating through the city (depending on which method you use) can be quite costly at times but imagine the cost of navigating through the city in a charter bus when it’s split up between a large group of friends and family! It can cost little to nothing if you do it right! On top of that, these charter buses come with all the amenities to make your trip not only memorable but comfortable too because the driver will take you wherever you want to go!
Go On a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts have been fun since you were a kid and they are still fun as an adult! The cool thing about scavenger hunts is that they can be whatever you want them to be and as an adult, they can be even more fun with more adult aspects to it!
For example, a lot of people like to do picture scavenger hunts. A good way to get this type of scavenger hunt going is to first plan. Before you go on your trip, look up your travel destination and create a list of all the things you want to see and do while you’re there. Once you get to your travel destination, you can go around getting pictures of or with the goals on your list. Here are some picture scavenger hunt goals to accomplish on your trip:
- Take a picture with a cute guy/girl.
- Find a hot dog stand.
- Buy a souvenir with the name of your travel destination on it.
- Make a friend with a local and exchange contact information.
Talk to the Locals
What a lot of people tend to forget about traveling is that the people who live there (locals) are people just like you! So it’s okay to talk to them even if you don’t know them. Talking to the locals can actually be the very thing that makes your trip the best trip you’ve ever been on.
Locals know all the great eateries to go to, the best bars and coffee shops to visit, and can point you in the right direction to the not-so “touristy” locations to visit. So when you go to any location outside of home, whether it be for work or for vacation, don’t shy away from the locals… they are the ones who can really make your trip worthwhile!