Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Travel Tips: Experiencing the Culture

 When planning a trip abroad there are several things to consider in order to make the most of your trip. I have created this list of items that I follow to fully experience everything the new culture has to offer. Most of us are spending less than two weeks time on a vacation so it is essential to plan all aspects of your trip so that it is a worthwhile ‘once in a lifetime’ trip. You can use others mistakes to guide you in your planning. Due to lack of planning there are several times I have visited a location and for one reason or another returned home unsatisfied and wanting to return to ‘finish’ the experience of said place. In fact I like to “overplan”, meaning I plan the main things I want to see and do and then if time allows I have a list of other things I would like to see and do but it would not make or break my trip. The thing is, no matter how much you plan you can never account for the weather, illnesses, catastrophes or traffic-or sometimes things may not take as long as you would expect. For many of us our time and financial resources are unfortunately limited so if you can fully experience one place in one trip than you can move on to another! Here is the list in which you could model your trip planning after.

1. Dance/music
2. Food/Drink
3. Native Animals
4. Native Dress
5. History
6. Famous Manmade monuments/structures
7. Natural Wonders
8. UNESCO world heritage site
9. Religion
10. Form of Travel
11. Festivals
12. Special Hotels you will not see anywhere else in the world

1. Bavarian Music and Dance
2. Drink from a das boot, eat Weiner schnitzel, ride on the bicycle bar
3.  (nothing exclusive to Germany) deer, rare small squirrels.
4. Buy Lederhosen or a Drindl
5. Visit a Concentration Camp
7. See the German Alps
9. Attend a Roman Catholic Church service
10. Drive on the Autobahn

No comments:

Post a Comment

I'd really love to hear your thoughts! Comments will post after moderation.

You might also like....