Road Trip Tips

February 24, 2012 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Entertainment

There are few things that can be as adventurous and exhilarating as a long cross-country road trip. Whether you’re going with friends and family or driving alone, it is a great opportunity to see all of the beautiful landscape and contrasts that this world has to offer.

Whether you’re travelling in the United States or abroad, here are some basic tips from an experienced road-tripper on how to make your experience both safe and satisfying.

Road Trip Tips

  1. Make frequent brief stops along the drive. If you’re driving for more than 3 hours, make sure you stop for at least 10 minutes every 1-2 hours of driving to relax and get some rest. This will not only help to rejuvenate you, but will also help you to look around and appreciate the scenery that surrounds you.
  2. Stay well-fed and watered. Like any endeavor that requires consistent focus, you’ll be happier if you have munchies and drinks always at your disposal (but watch how much you eat!).
  3. Have a good driving partner or some music on hand. With nothing to distract you from the open road, long drives can be rather arduous. Bring a good friend who can split the driving and provide fun conversation, or at least make sure you’ve got some tunes you enjoy.
  4. Enjoy the ride! Road trips are meant to be an adventure, so appreciate the places you’re driving through, meet people at the places you stop, and have a great time!

Finding New Food on Vacation

December 06, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Entertainment

There are a lot of people that stick with their familiar chain restaurants wherever they go. You should be sure that you take the time that you need to understand how you can step outside of your comfort zone so you can try new foods when you are vacationing.

When you are looking to try new foods you will want to…

1. Talk to locals. Find people all around you so that you can be sure you get a variety of opinions. Talk to the people at your hotel, that travel with you on public transportation or even people that you see in the streets.
2. When you ask someone where their favorite place to eat is, make sure that you stipulate that you want their favorite local place to eat. You want to find something that represents the cuisine of the city you are vacationing in.
3. Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Try something that you have never tasted before. If you end up hating what you have tried, you can always go through your favorite drive thru on the way back to your hotel.

Finding the Best Food While Travelling

December 06, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Entertainment

No matter where you are going you should be sure that you take the time that you need to understand how you can make the most of it. There are a lot of people that struggle thinking outside of the box when they head to a new city.

The next time that you are on vacation, you may see restaurant chains that you are familiar with. Instead of pulling into your favorite restaurant, you may want to venture outside of your comfort zone and find something new to try.

When you are in a new city, you should make sure that you are going to try restaurants that are recommended to you by locals. If you do not know anyone in the city, do not be afraid to ask! Talk to people on the street, people in your hotels or even people that you sit next to when you are traveling.

Look for restaurants that are unique to the area that you are visiting. This way, you can be sure that you are truly getting a taste of the city that you are visiting.