The build up to a trip is one of the most exciting elements of travel. But how do you ensure you’re making the most of travel? Other than reading other people’s experiences, you have no real knowledge of what your experience might be. Will you enjoy the entire experience? What will you learn? What will you wish you would have done after the trip is over? There are hundreds of questions that may pop into your head before a trip. These questions help your planning, but they can have you trying to ‘force’ an experience rather than making the most of your trip. While doing your research is important, we’re going to help you spend more time making the most of travel with some of our insight.

Get Travel Insurance

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Live Like a Local

One of the best ways to make the most of travel is to live like the locals. This enables you to experience things that tourists would never get to experience. Things like small restaurants, local shops, and hidden hot spots. Using a service like Airbnb helps you live in a regular neighbourhood in an apartment during your trip. It’s usually cheaper to book an Airbnb over a hotel. Plus, you get the benefit of ‘local’ pricing at restaurants and shops as tourist areas generally charge more.

Make the Most of Travel as a Tourist

It may seem counter-intuitive based upon the previous point – but you SHOULD be a tourist when in a foreign city. Don’t be afraid to ask people for help! Most people around the world will be happy to help you out. You can even let them know you’re Canadian in polite discussion, and thanks to our stellar reputation – they’ll be even more apt to help. As a tourist, you’re not going to always figure it out yourself, so getting someone local to help you can be a great way to make the most of your time there.

Be Open to Experiences

If you go somewhere with a set mindset, you’re not going to have as good a time as if you went in open minded. Part of the reason we travel is to experience new places, people, and things. If you’re a picky eater, make it your mission to try new things at every meal. Not a fan of art galleries? Try to visit one. If you don’t like getting drinks at a small pub, do so while you’re away. Life is short, traveling times are shorter – make it memorable!

We would love to hear your own suggestions on making the most of travel! Any tips, tricks, and advice you have, share them in the comments below!

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