Not everyone likes trip planning, and that's ok. Here's a guide to quickly figure out what to see in a given area.
Use Google Flights - Google flights is a fantastic resource. I'm not going to go too much into detail because I have a guest writer appearing soon who will give you her tips on Google Flights. The "Things to do" feature shows you the main sites in a given area. There's also an option to sort "Top sights by interest." Use it!
Ask the wait staff - This seems obvious, but I approach it differently. Instead of asking the staff where to eat, ask where they eat. Insist that you want delicious food. They'll probably give you a recommendation with better food, more reasonable prices, and a better vibe.
Ask locals - Along the same lines as the wait staff, ask, "Where do you like to eat on special occasions?" I promise you that their recommendation is not a tourist trap.
Ask the right person: Ask a person that's been there and has similar interests. I specifically wrote the right person because everyone has a bias and the trick is to uncover their bias quickly. So many people fail because they ask the wrong person for advice. For example, asking an adventure traveler for input is not the best idea if you're into luxury travel.
Watch video - If sitting down and reading a guidebook is not appealing, try watching videos instead. There are many good resources on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. Knowledge is knowledge. Don't get caught up on the medium.
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What tricks do you use to figure out what to do?
Although the cocktail is said to have originated in Charleston, the recipe actually came from Jamaica. - Planter’s Punch
3 oz Dark Rum (Gosling's Dark Rum)
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz grenadine
1/4 teaspoon of superfine sugar
Stir well with fresh ice then strain into a tall glass and garnish with something fruity.
Random Travel Thought
Sometimes, I get more excited about a cheap flight than the actual trip.
Amsterdam Pic: This was a pain to take. Too many bicycles getting in the way! - Follow me on Instagram!