How to travel like a local

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They say that travel is pretty much the most important thing a person can do these days, and we have to say we totally agree. Jetting off to see the world, and experiencing other cultures is something that is such an important part of shaping who we are and the things we love. When you arrive at a new destination, you will have plenty of choices for how you’re going to get around.

Now, we know you’re pretty new to the area, but there’s no reason you can’t travel like a boss! Getting around like a local is the best way of blending in and having a more organic cultural experience. There are plenty of things you can do to travel around the city like a local, and you need to think about the tricks of the trade. These are some of the best ways that you can travel like a local!

Use Airbnb

Hotels are just so passe these days, are we right? Guys, it’s 2018, get with the times! We want more space, and more opportunities and the way to get this is to go with Airbnb. Renting someone’s home for the duration of your stay gives you a much more authentic experience than simply staying in a chain hotel. You will get to experience how locals live, and you’ll find yourself blending in as though you are a local yourself. And, if that wasn’t good enough, it’s often significantly cheaper to use Airbnb than to use a hotel.

Use public transport

There’s nothing that makes you feel more like a local than negotiating the public transport system. Locals will cruise around on the public transport with consummate ease and efficiency, and you can join them. It will, of course, help to get a feel for the public transport systems in advance, and this may well mean a bit of research before your trip. But, if you can nail this, you will find it a fast, efficient, and cheap way to travel around, and to blend in with the other locals as well.

Eat local

Nothing says tourist more than flocking to the overpriced chain restaurants and getting hoodwinked by the tourist trap places. If you want to travel like a local, it means eating like a local and sampling the local food. One of the biggest highlights of international travel is making sure you enjoy new and unusual foods. We recommend getting a guide before you travel and researching some of the best local eateries. That way you can eat much more like a local, and you won’t feel like such a tourist.

When you travel to a new city, there are so many things you can and should experience, and it’s important to get a handle on what these are. If you want to travel like a local, a lot of this involves knowing and understanding the tricks of the trade. Understand how to get around the city via public transport, check out the best restaurants to sample local cuisine, and stay in local people’s homes. These are all excellent ways of improving and increasing your experience while you’re abroad, and opening your mind to new things.

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