7 THINGS TO DO EVERY TIME YOU TRAVEL

4.10.2018


othing is more special to me than traveling. I love the thrill of flying, knowing I'm going somewhere new, or to visit loved ones. Road trips with my family in the summer are my favorite. Exploring different cultures, and lifestyles are so inspiring to me. Over the weekend, I spent a few hours in Laguna Beach and captured some beautiful photos. 

Now, I have to add one disclaimer here and that is, I don't love every place I've visited. Some places are too crowded, overpriced, and dirty. But, these tips below can help make any trip a full experience! I did 4 out of 7 suggestions below at Laguna, and now I can fully cross it off my travel destination list! 


1. Take public transportation:  
I haven't been able to try this one out yet, but if your looking into New York, Washington D.C. or Boston try the subway. If your in San Francisco or London take a ride on a double decker bus! In Hawaii, I was able to take a boat ride and it was the best. 

2. Try a restaurant recommended by a local: 
Yes, I have the Yelp app and it works like a charm, but sometimes you gotta find the hidden gems only people can recommend. 

3. Keep a travel diary: 
This one is my favorite. I actual bought one from Anthropologie, and I write down everything I did, including tourist hot spots, eatery, or shops, along with everything I loved and disliked about the city or state I visited. It's the little things you don't want to forget.


4. Don't book a hotel: 
My favorite way to stay anywhere is to either rent a town home, cabin, or stay at a bed and breakfast. This way your able to see first hand the culture of how people live, the architecture in homes, or what certain neighbors are like. 

5. Try something new: 
It can be anything. Depending on where you are; try a new food dish apart of the culture, walk through a museum, go whale watching, or go for a hike. Do something that you wouldn't do just any day out of the week! 

6. Walk around the town: 
Walking is the best way to find those secluded areas that provide beautiful views, and perfect for photoshoot opportunities. It makes exploring super easy, and this way you won't miss anything. 

7. Bring your camera: 
A diary full of words, isn't enough for me. Thankfully this blog allows me to have an excuse for all the photo shoots I beg my family and friends to take for me. Photos are something you'll always keep and cherish, and get them developed to later scrapbook! 

12 comments

  1. I'm all about Airbnbs & Travel journals! It helps you to remember all the fun details and insights! <3
    Great tips!

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  2. I'm all about not booking hotels! It can be so fun to see what kinds of buildings you can stay in. All of these make for GREAT stories and memories to be made on trips - love this!

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    1. Haha, so true!! Gotta love those travel stories. :)

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  3. Great tips! My favorite thing about travel is finding the local's choice in restaurants. We will ask around where ever we go to see what the locals recommend.

    We did public transit in NYC via the subway and D.C. via the Metro. Both were fairly easy and affordable!

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    1. Yes!! I love to pop into local shops and ask the owners their fave places. Oh, I'd love to go to NYC!

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  4. These pictures are beautiful, and I love your tips. I always make it a point to use public transportation whenever possible--it's such a great way to get around (at an affordable price point, too!).

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  5. Such a fun post!! I’m actually leaving for Cancun with my family on Saturday and this post made me even more excited for it! Love the way you write :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, that's so awesome! You'll have to take lots of post and provide a good travel guide on your blog!!

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  6. Yes! I love walking around on trips! Also in big cities, taking the subway is the best! We are going to Chicago this summer and plan on taking the train around town where we want to go!!

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    1. Oh wow, I've always wanted to go there!! That's gonna be a blast. :)

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