Going on a European vacation is all well and good, but while you do while you’re out and about is going to make or break the trip. Location is important only in that it’s a central area for you to go about the activities that you choose, so be sure to choose wisely.
Especially if you haven’t gone on any kind of European travels before, there are a few sets of tips that you can follow to be sure you have the best time possible, and they are – learn to search the web for opportunities, pay special attention to word of mouth from friends and family, don’t be scared to get random and be spontaneous, and if you’re the sports type, see if you can jump into your activity while you’re on vacation as well.
Learn To Search the Web
For immediate feedback, learn to search the web. For instance, if you are in London, check out Eventful.com’s website and search for activities in London. They will give you up-to-the minute updates about everything going on worth heading to, and there will be plenty of links to more information, tickets, transportation, and more. The web is going to be your best friend and your best resource when it comes to taking your trip to the next level.
Pay Attention to Word of Mouth
Some activities, however, are not searchable. They are hiding in the minds and experiences of those who have gone before you. Find out if any of those people are willing to talk! Ask friends and family what they have enjoyed the most, and piggyback on those ideas. Out of the way bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and museums are going to be everywhere, and some of them are not as good as others at advertising. Especially if you want to avoid common tourism pitfalls, then word of mouth is the way to go.
Get Random and Dive In
Sometimes the best thing you can do on your European vacation is just doing something you normally wouldn’t. Eat a new food. Go somewhere you’d never go to in your right mind. Meet strange people. Do strange things. Vacation can be about letting go to explore new facets of your mind and body, so embrace the change. Also look for non-traditional activities that are slightly guided or sponsored, so maybe you won’t get stuck in a dangerous situation, but still maintain the degree of pleasant stress to learn new things.
Get Active and Sporty
If you’re an avid biker, then go biking. Enjoy running? Run a trail in Europe somewhere. Whatever you enjoy in terms of activity, find a place to enjoy it there as well. It will give you the opportunity to combine something new with something old.