My Favorite Thing To Do While Traveling
Posted on April 6, 2014
My favorite thing to do while traveling is:
- Family friendly
- A chance to meet people – often times from various parts of the world
- Involves fresh air and a little exercise
I usually fly in an out of Amsterdam when I go to Europe, so I had probably been there the equivalent of 20 days of my life. Yes, I walked around and saw the sites, went to some museums, etc. but it wasn’t until I did a walking tour that I truly learned about the history of the city. Why is there the infamous red light district? And a church right next to it? And why are there hooks on the tops of the houses? These are all questions that I never really thought about until they were answered on the walking tour.
Now I’m addicted and try to find a walking tour in almost every city I go to. Often times you can find free tours that you just tip what you feel appropriate. Depending on the length of the tour (they’re usually 1-4 hours long), and how much you liked the guide, $5-20 per person is average.
Here are some websites to find free walking tours
FreeToursByFoot.com - DC, NYC, Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Charleston, Chicago, San Francisco, Berlin, London, Paris
NewAmsterdamTours.com - Amsterdam
TripAdvisor.com - search for any other city!