I have been nominated by Giulia blogger of ilgustodigiulia , for this lovely tag named ” My travel rules”! Thank you Giulia, I love your blog and I was very glad when I read about your nomination 🙂
The tag was originally ideated in italian by Daniela from thedazbox.blog, the main point of it is to describe which are the aspects that you consider mostly important or things you’re used to do when planning a travel.
It actually made me think for a while since when I plan a trip is so automatic for me doing certain steps that I do not consider them that special.
HOW DO I ACTUALLY GET TO THE PLACE?
Once I (or we – I usually always travel with someone) chose the destination, the research of the best (and cheapest if possible) way of transport starts. I usually use skyscanner.net , expedia.com or edreams.comedreams.com for plane tickets, the national train company website if I intend to go by train or if I’m going by bus (yeah, it’s way longer but WAY cheaper – ideal for student budget 😉 )I’d check megabus.commegabus.com or nationalexpress.com 😉
WHERE AM I STAYING?
After booking the tickets I immediately look for the accomodation. I’ve often stayed in hostels (again, great for student budget 😉 ), Bed&Breakfasts or AirBnB apartments, which is actually the solution I prefer! BUT in any case the main ruel here is to check how far the place is from the centre of the city AND from the position where I arrive.
HOW DO I MOVE AROUND?
The next research I’d be doing from home is gathering information about the best way to move around once there, if there are any special turist deals or if it’s actually more convenient to buy daily tickets , since I tend to prefer walking rather than taking any kind of transport 😉
WHAT DO I MUST NOT MISS TO VISIT THERE?
Of course, as a blogger, the first place where I look for the best things to do while there/what not to miss is by visiting other blogs and reading about their experience! Also if I have friends who went there already (or even better who live there) I’d definitely ask for advice especially about the customs and habits 🙂
Another thing that I love doing, is taking a free walking tour. Once I booked everything I always check the website of neweuropetours.eu if they have tours in the city I’m visiting. The association is present in many European cities and works on a “tip” policy, at the end of the tour you are entitled to rate how much you’d pay for the tour. What I like about them is that all the tours are done by people who live there since a long time and they do not tell you the “usual boring stuff” but they actually dig in the stories behind. Also, besides these free walking tours they offer other tours which are usually cheaper than other companies or associations. I usually do this tour the first day I arrive to the place so that I can have an overview of the city, orient myself and eventually evaluate which are the attractions I want to see with more attention.
Thanks again Giulia for nominating me, it was a very fun tag!
- Nano from travelwithnanob.com
- Tay from tayonthemove.com
- Jenny from sitbackandjustlive.wordpress.com
- Vivien from girlontheplane.com
- Serena from sognandoviaggi.wordpress.com
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