It used to be that if you wanted to go on a trip, you went to a travel agent. Though travel agents are still important to the travel process for some, online tools provide people with a range options that allow them to take control of their own itinerary. Now it seems there is no shortage of ways to figure out where to stay and what to do on vacation.
The problem now is navigating these many options. It could prove helpful to work with someone who has the savvy that comes from years of travel planning experience. According to the American Society of Travel Agents, the use of travel agents and designers is on the rise and millennials lead that charge.
Travel designers do not just plan a straightforward itinerary. They are skilled at working with you to build strategies so you can engage as fully as possible with your chosen vacation. It depends on the designer you choose, but, in general, you don’t have to know what you want to do. It would, however, be a benefit to know how you prefer to travel.
At what kind of pace do you travel? Do you like to see everything at once, or deep dive into one thing at a time? Are you enthusiastic about outdoor experiences, food or museums? Knowing how you travel and what you like and don’t like will aid you on the road to developing a strategy.
If you have the extra funds required and you think you might want to find a travel designer, then check out this list of agencies in the United States and see what could be in store for you.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Capturing a shot of ourselves in the most impressive, gorgeous places on earth can feel like an uncontrollable compulsion. But taking selfies can be dangerous, and even deadly without the right safety protocols in place. According to a selfies study from researchers associated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, more than 250 people died while taking selfies over six years. And that number only accounts for people who lost their lives to the selfie craze and doesn't account for injuries.