Winter at Tantora

“Live Like a Local” Experiences

by Kissairis Munoz

Dec 11, 2014

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While organized tours and resort vacations have their place in our vacation book, getting into the heart of a new location is one of the most exciting parts of traveling. But if you don’t know anyone in a foreign place, how do you do it? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to live like a local no matter how long you’re visiting.

 

Rent an apartment

Instead of staying in an expensive hotel in a touristy location, try renting an apartment in an up-and-coming neighborhood to get a more local feel. From taking a morning stroll for coffee to checking out area shopping and restaurant options, you’ll get a day-to-day feel for the location that’s tough to recreate at a hotel.

 

Eat With

No need to make reservations for the hottest new restaurant when you can eat with new friends instead. EatWith connects food lovers with hosts, people in a particular area who enjoy cooking and welcoming travelers and locals alike into their homes for a home-cooked meal. Explore more than 150 cities with each host sharing their own specialty.

 

Alternative Tours

Skip the big city tour bus and try a hyper-local version. Sites like Vayable, and WithLocals let you find tours led by locals and search by experiences. From biking tours to club night excursions, you’ll come away with a unique look into your adopted home. Withlocals tours are private and each activity is 100 percent customizable.

 

Couchsurfing

The website, known for matching local hosts with travelers seeking accommodation, is also a convenient way to connect and hang out with someone. You can search for a host willing to grab a coffee or join in on events happening in the Couchsurfing community no matter where you’re sleeping at night.

 

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Minix Travel Wallet

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Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

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The Kosan Go Travel Dress

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Meeting Backpackers at Pub Street in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the place to be at night. Pub Street is aptly named because it is the best place to find a pub or restaurant at night. Travelers in Cambodia descend upon the street every night looking for excitement. It’s a great place to meet other people traveling through Cambodia. Visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of Pub Street while creating the foundations of friendships that might last an entire lifetime. Carve out a night to spend on this street and there will be no regrets at the end ofit.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Tips / Destination
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Places to Stop on a Road Trip in Ireland

Ireland is a gorgeous country with friendly citizens and lots of areas to explore. Many travelers stick to Dublin, Cork or Belfast when they visit, but there are many cute and charming towns in between these major cities that should not be ignored. The best way to see all these places is to rent a car and do a road trip through Ireland. This is a great way to make travel memories that are memorable and off the beaten path. Ireland is a safe and easy country to navigate, so it’s a perfect trip for firs- time travelers as well as more experienced travelers.