I love exploring, even if it’s just here in the UK. After all, there is no point going abroad until you’ve seen all that this country has to offer. As I have been to quite a few places in recent years, I thought I’d share some of my findings with you. That way, if you’re planning a trip around the country, you can use my experiences to help you out. There is nothing more exciting than seeing new places and enjoying yourself. Here are some quick hints and tips that I found on my travels.
Book your trains well in advance
If you plan on traveling by train, book your seats well in advance. You might like the spontaneity of deciding where to go the day you travel, but the cost will overwhelm you. While you are on the train, you can start researching your destination. Don’t bother trying to use Virgin Train’s WiFi, though, as it never seems to work. Instead, it might be worth using the mobile data on your phone to see what each place has to offer. That way, you can look at the top attractions before you get there.
Never travel at peak times
When you travel is crucial. You don’t want to travel during rush hour or your journey will be hell. Instead, you need to make sure that you book trains for the middle of the day or even at night. When you are traveling, you want to enjoy the scenery and relax. You don’t want to have to fight with fifty other commuters just to get a seat. If you book a seat when few people are likely to travel, you will find that it is easy to chill out and have some time to yourself.
Plan your activities for the day
Whether you’re planning some days out for families or just a day for yourself, you need to know what you’re going to do. You can’t just turn up at a destination without knowing what activities are there. Before you do anything, it is worth looking at things online so that you can see what’s right for you. The more time you spend doing some research, the better time you will have.
Avoid guided tours
Guided tours might sound like a good way to look around a place, but they are not. Much of the time, these tours tend to be expensive and useless. I have found that the best way to see an area for yourself is just to walk around it for a while. You will discover much more by going on a walk around a region than you will on a tour bus. You can download maps and information before you go. That way, you won’t need a tour guide to tell you where you are – you will already know.
Check the weather in advance
Sometimes, the weather will be awful. I mean, we live in Britain, after all. You have to accept that not every day of the summer will be blissful sunshine. Before you plan your trip, you might want to check the weather forecast. Once you know how the weather will be, you can start to plan your day. The last thing you want is to go for a picnic when it’s raining.
Traveling around the UK is an excellent way to spend the summer. If you have some serious wanderlust, it is time to start planning your holiday. Remember, the sooner you start planning, the sooner you can start looking forward to your break. Come back again soon for more reviews and articles! (You know you want to.)