When you are on vacation, you want to make sure you take advantage of all the time you have and enjoy you vacation. Here are a few tips that will help you maximize your vacation time and enjoy it to the most.
If you are looking for a short vacation just as a change of scenery, try to keep local within a few hours of travelling and if possible without crossing any time zones. This way, you automatically gain more time, as you have less travel time and no jet lag. You will find that there are many undiscovered areas near you, where you can go for your vacation.
Along those lines, try travelling with only carry-on luggage and if possible internally, so you have less time to spend on borders and in airports. You also minimize the chances of losing your luggage, which will time and energy away from enjoying your vacation.
Have one sit-down meal per day, so you can try different eateries while at the same time save more time for touring and sight-seeing. Prepare quick fix meals for your breakfasts and lunches, by trying the to-go options of different cafes and making sandwiches for lunch to eat when you’re touring the region you’re in.
Know your destinations ahead of time. Who wants to be looking online for things to do, especially if the internet is limited. Make a list of the places you want to visit and try to group them by location once you arrive to your destination.
Try to visit a different quadrant of the city, each day and plan to see everything you want to see there in the same day, so you save your time instead of travelling to same place more than once. Depending on your destination, you might want to consider taking a taxi instead of trying to navigate a complicated public transportation system. However, many big cities have a lot of traffic and a self-explanatory underground public transportation, which is in most cases faster. If the weather is nice and it is safe, you might want to consider biking, many cities have affordable bike rentals for tourists.
Talk to hotel staff, waiters, salespeople and even friendly locals you meet on the street. Someone will tell you about a place or two that are worth seeing but are not heavily touristic and you would not have known about it otherwise.