How to Have the Best Vacation Ever

Posted on October 5, 2013

I just got back from my first trip to London. I didn’t make it to Buckingham Palace, or the London Eye. In fact, I never even went over the London Bridge. And I only rode a double-decker bus for a few blocks. 

Although there are a lot of tourist things that I did not do, I feel like I definitely got my money’s worth out of this trip in new friendships alone. The best vacations are when I learn how and why people live in the place I’m visiting. I’m going to call this culturing. Merriam dictionary defines culture as : the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time.

BEST VACATIONS = Tourism + Culturing

Tourism

  •  Hotel
  •  Tourist attractions
  •  Restaurants
  •  Cruises
  • All-inclusive resorts
  • Guided tours
  •  Museums

Culturing

  •  Eating meals at people’s houses
  •  Doing what locals do
  •  Listening to opinions on controversial topics i.e. talking to a Dutch person about why drugs are legal

 

being a tourist
culturing yourself while traveling

 

 

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