I’ve taken many trips in my time, and the issue of travel always comes up once we’re settled into our hotels. How are we going to get around? Obviously, you want to see as much of the place as possible when you’re only visiting for a short time. They are plenty of ways to do this, but circumstances often dictate the best methods. Take a look at some of our hints to help you along the way.
The most obvious way to get around is to walk. Obviously, this has its advantages and disadvantages. The best part is that you can enjoy the great outdoors and take your time to explore everything. However, if the places you want to visit aren’t in the near vicinity, this isn’t going to be very beneficial. Only you will know if walking is a valid option.
One of the very best ways to get around is to cycle. You can hook a bicycle up to the back of your car if you’re going on a long road trip, or you can rent one from a foreign country if need be. This will give you an opportunity to explore more areas than you can by just walking. If you’re visiting somewhere far from home, make sure you take the time to learn where cyclists are allowed to ride. Also, make sure your insurance will cover any potential damages abroad. It’s a good idea to have cycle claims information to hand in case an incident occurs.
#3 Take the bus
Getting on the bus is an easy task, even if you don’t speak the same language as the locals. What it does require, however, is lots and lots of preparation beforehand. You’re going to need to know exactly what the routes are and what time they arrive at your location. You also need to have an idea of where to get off, or you could easily become lost. You can’t get everywhere by bus, but it’s definitely one of the most attractive options.
Taxis are amazing. They’ll take you anywhere with very little fuss. What’s not to like? Oh…the cost. Yes, taxis are incredibly efficient, but they’re also anything but cost-effective. That’s fine if you’ve got money to burn, but if you haven’t, you’re going to need to figure something else out. If you can, try and save that taxi money for when you really need it.
Of course, if you’re taking a long road trip, you’ll have that car to hand. Ideally, you don’t want to be using it while you’re trying to relax. However, if you have to, it might be the best idea. If you’re in a foreign country, an alternative might be to rent a car. This will give you more freedom than any of the ideas on our list, but it’ll come at a cost. You’ll also have to make sure you study the local road laws extensively.
Think about your circumstances, and pick a method of travel to suit your circumstances.