While we all hate tourists, we can’t deny that as an experienced traveler, we have all probably started from the same roots. What do we not like about them? Is it the annoying color coordinated herd that they come in, is it their big contraptions of cameras that they carry around everywhere, or is it the hideous fanny packs and visors? Okay I’ll stop now. I’m making myself cringe.
Experienced travelers are always on the hunt for the perfect next destination. That destination where they can escape the routine of everyday life and dive into a completely new world and way of living. Tourists are do not commit to these indulgences the same way as we do. They are there to see the view, not be part of it. So how do you find the best tourist-fee holiday? Do your research, obviously. Websites now include all the testimonials you need to assess if it is frequented by tour groups. If you need to getaway pronto you can find yourself lucky and find one that have a last minute all-inclusive deal. Score.
What exactly should you look for ?
Refine your search. Start from a generally common holiday destination, and then look at its neighboring areas. This helps you be close to all the tourism spots without sacrificing the experience of exclusivity.
Ask the locals. There are many people who will be willing to give you their recommendations. You just need to know where to find ones that you can trust! Ask around your network who has been to where you want to go, and start there. This is a good way of making instant friends in the place of your destination.
Check for testimonials. No testimonials is bad, too much is bad too. This may mean that too many people have been and are continuously going there. Don’t be afraid to give the new ones holiday spots a chance.