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
- Tourist attractions
- All-inclusive resorts
- Guided tours
- 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