So, one day I asked a friend if she had any travel tips. And, oddly enough, her tips were things I do (and maybe you do as well) that we hardly consider a tip. This doesn’t make them any less helpful!
Obscure Travel Tip 1When you are planning your trip, build in a leisurely day here and there so you don’t get too worn out to enjoy the rest of your trip. Even the most experienced traveler has had to come to grips with overbooking their time. It looks great on the schedule! It looks fun on the schedule! But, in real life, you’re just a person looking for some downtime. Too much planning can overwhelm you before you know it, so for myself as well, I’m saying – be kind to yourself. This is your vacation. Maximize enjoyment of it!
Obscure Travel Tip 2I’ve harped on this before, but you know you don’t have to pack two or three weeks worth of clothing. Especially if you’re going to a place that has laundromats. I love laundromats for several reasons:
- Downtime. You’re not doing much other than watching the swish swish of clothes in the washer and reading a book.
- You get to meet the locals or other travelers in a normal setting. I’ve had some great conversations in laundromats.
- I just like the zen of laundry. The smell of clean sheets. And the ability to wear clean clothes after several days on the road!