Vacations are the times when we should be enjoying ourselves the most. They shouldn’t be the time when you become self-conscious about your body, or where you get caught in tourist trap after tourist trap. There is so much to discover off the beaten path, but first, you need to do more to be prepared. If you go in without a clue as to where to go, you’ll be caught in a tourist trap and expensive meal after expensive meal. Follow this guide, however, and you’ll have a great, unique time abroad.
Create the Perfect Travel Wardrobe
The first step to having the best vacation this summer is to pack less. Being burdened by a large suitcase when you are not doing anything other than staying at one hotel is a hassle and one that can be easily avoided. Not only does packing less make it easier to move around and enjoy your trip it, but it can also help you look better while doing it. This is because instead of mindlessly packing all of your summer wear so that you have options, you can instead pack meaningfully, meaning you have outfits planned in advance and that what you bring is useful for more than one outfit. It is particularly important if you are going longer than a week. The only difference is that you will have to wash your clothes on the go.
To create this travel wardrobe, a shopping trip is first needed to fill out what you are missing. If your bathing suit has seen better days, for instance, it’s time to buy a pretty new plus size bikini to rock your summer beach look. If your bathing suit can also be paired with a cute skirt for a fun and easy summer look, then even better! Choose pieces that complement each other and fabric that is breathable, so that you can enjoy your fashionable summer as best you can.
Find Hidden Gems with These Tips
Now that you’re looking great, it’s time to improve your vacation experience. This will primarily mean getting off the beaten path. Yes, tourist hot spots are hot spots because they feature some of the greatest sights and experiences, but there is so much more to a city or a country than its most famous landmarks. Explore on your own or create a list of places to go and see before you go. You can find these places by searching travel blogs, joining travel groups online and asking for suggestions, or simply searching through pictures that have been posted publically on social media. There are so many ways you can find hidden gems, and even discover your own.
Tip: To enjoy and experience the notable landmarks and destinations without the crowds, try to go early in the day. If you are going to a destination whose main tourist population is from cruise ships, any time in the morning or evening is your best bet, as this is when the cruise vacationers won’t be on land.
Your vacation should be spent how you like it. By packing less, you can enjoy your trip more, whether you are a practical traveler or a fashionista. Similarly, by preparing where you want to go and what areas there are to explore in advance, you can enjoy your trip on your own terms.