Never forget to interact with the local people:
No matter how many maps we carry or how independent we are, we always stop by to ask for directions and, trust me, this is not something wrong. If you have time, stop by and ask restaurant owners or tour guides about their day and daily life. Most of them will be happy to talk to you and share about their lives. If you are lucky, you might as well meet people from your own city or town right there!
Always try local delicacies and new things in general:
Now this might be very obvious, but there are many people who like to eat their regular meals even while travelling because they are too scared to try something new. But if you have had the courage to travel to new place, why be afraid to venture more? You never know how good a baklava tastes unless and until you haven’t tasted one yourself (it’s vegetarian, no worries). As they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do. Try to adapt yourself to a new culture and lifestyle- a break from your monotonous schedule.
Walk to nearby places:
If possible, try and walk to nearby localities or sight seeing spots. This way you can have a view of the daily life of the city or place you are visiting- something you don’t really see when you are only focused on ticking items off your ‘places to visit’ list. As an alternative, you can also use public transport. The Tube in London is one such example. It makes you feel like a part of the city, more British. these are just a few. There are many other things we must not overlook, in order to enjoy a ‘real trip’. If you have anything else related to this, please mention it in the comments section.