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The best way to explore an offbeat destination

The best way to explore an offbeat destination

Sometimes, the best vacations aren’t the ones where you only go to places with 5 stars on Yelp. Exploring an offbeat destination- be it a remote beach, small town, or distant forest, will let you explore a new place and see places you never would have. Finding your destination is a lot of fun in itself. What is your favorite thing about taking a vacation? If it’s seeing historical sites, find a town near a lot of ruins and museums. If it’s being outdoors, look up forests, not national parks. If it’s relaxing and being pampered, try a town with Roman baths.  Here are some tips for exploring an offbeat destination.
  1. Keep an all-purpose kit in your bag, including sunscreen, a hat, a foldable, waterproof coat, a map of wherever you’re going, a first aid kit, a flashlight, and a portable phone charger. You never know where you’ll be able to find a store with these essentials
  2. Keep water with you!
  3. Learn about local weather, especially around the time you’re going. If you’re planning a beach vacation, make sure it’s not raining!
  4. Arrange for some form of transportation once you get there, be it public transport, a bike, or a car
  5. Keep snacks on hand, so you don’t have to keep stopping for food. Taking your own food is much cheaper and healthier!
  6. Take lots of pictures! You don’t need to keep posting on Instagram, but keep some record of your trip for yourself.
  7. Leave it the same way you found it. Don’t ruin a pristine, remote forest with litter, or disturb local flora and fauna. Always clean up after yourselves.