If you have never taken a free walking tour, you will be pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of the guides and experience. Oftentimes free walking tours are led by locals who grew up in the area or students who want to practice their English, and, as a result, they are even more engaging and informative than a standard pre-paid tour.
Most major cities across the world offer a free walking tour in some capacity. Guidebooks will usually list which ones are the best, but Google is a trusty source to find your tour, too. Likely you’ll meet in a main square where a guide in a brightly colored shirt will greet you merrily. Expect the tour to last two–three hours.
While the tour is technically “free,” you are expected to tip your guide at the end. It’s how they make their money, after all! Your guide will give you a standard tip range as a guideline, so you don’t have to wonder if you are tipping too much or too little.
One of the best things around free walking tours is the different kinds available: city highlights, underground, street art, political history, culinary tours, etc. Because your guide is working for just tips, they will go above and beyond to make the tour lively and memorable.
The best way to see a city is through the eyes of a local friend, the second best way is through the eyes of a free local guide.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
As one of the more traveled islands in the South Pacific with an increasingly gay-friendly community and culture of its own, Tahiti is an easy option for your next getaway. You may already know all about the island’s beauty and attractions, but there are a couple specific destinations worth a visit.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.