Traveling is an amazing way to spend your time. You can experience new cultures and lifestyles, eat unique cuisines, and try different activities while creating wonderful memories. Keep reading for tips on ways to elevate your travel experience.
Find a different perspective
Sightseeing usually involves navigating a new city or location from ground level. While you will undoubtedly have a great time from this perspective, you will have an entirely different frame of reference if you head skyward.
To get inspiration and information check out this guide to the best rooftop bars. Heightening your vantage point lets you see your host city in a new light. You will appreciate the sunrise and sunset and marvel at the things you have never noticed before.
You can find a morning coffee and muffin in one rooftop corner of the city and later move on to mini-golf and a craft beer in another. Later in the day, find lunch and take a dip in a rooftop swimming pool. You will be amazed at how different the world looks from the top of a building. After some ground-level explorations, head back up to the top and eat a lovely and romantic dinner or heat things up with some live music and drinks.
Once you have visited the upper limits, it is time to go below ground. Across the globe, you will find underground destinations in many countries. They range from tourist attractions to breweries, and restaurants to ropes and adventure courses. These unique establishments do not succumb to the weather so try them when you need to seek cover from the elements.
The journey is just as important as the destination
If you are road tripping to your vacation destination, research your intended route along with alternate routes. Scour the internet and online maps for roadside stops, National Parks, tourist attractions, and other fun places to visit along the way. Google terms such as “the best french fries in [insert city] and be intentional about stopping there. Find bed and breakfast accommodations or plan on camping for unique experiences en route.
Here is a video with road tripping tips.
Choosing air travel can be just as exciting. Instead of getting to your location without any stops, try adding layovers that last for hours. This way, you can leave the terminal and explore a new city without reserving a hotel room. Of course, you will have to get back to the airport with enough time to go through security again, but you will be able to relax and even sleep on the plane to be refreshed for your final destination.
As a bonus, you can leave your checked luggage with the baggage handlers for transfer to your next plane. Bring your carry-on bag with you or secure it in an airport locker until your return.
Now is the best time to get out there and have an adventure. Drive, fly, go to the rooftop, and below ground. Enjoy and experience all your destination has to offer.