Monday, March 25, 2013

Start Small

If you are new to travel, the first thing to remember is to start small and test the waters.  I began by driving to a city near my home and just staying 1 night at a safe and affordable hotel.  I always stay at one with a restaurant on-site so if I feel the least bit uncomfortable I can stay in and not worry about having to go out for my meals.  Another nice alternative is a B&B, very often the family will help you with whatever you need and it is nice to get to know the area from people who live there.  Do remember that they only serve breakfast so you will have to get lunch and dinner on your own.  Most of the time, I prefer hotels because I want the freedom and flexibility to come and go as I please.  If I decide to lounge by the pool all day and have dinner in my room I can do that.

Plan one short excursion while you are there – visit the local museum, baseball game, gardens or whatever appeals to you.  There is something interesting and unique about everywhere you go and it will enhance your journey and make you feel that you are really away from home without having to go very far at all.

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