Any time you travel somewhere that’s away from home, you’re technically going on an adventure, even though you may not realize it. So what makes traveling an adventure? It’s the unknown factor that makes it an adventure. You may be heading to New York but you have no idea what type of things you will encounter on the way there and during the trip but not knowing is part of the fun of it!
As you know, when it comes to traveling, there are all kinds of ways to get to a particular destination. You have cars, planes, trains, and boats. Those are all different ways to travel but what how can you maneuver about the city you’re visiting once you actually arrive at your destination? What fun and unique ways can you explore the city you’re in? There’s definitely more out of the box way to do this besides driving.
Finding new ways to explore a city is another part of your traveling adventure; it adds to the factor of the unknown! Now, with that factor of the unknown, you definitely want to have fun but you also want to be careful during your adventures. Just as there is adventure around every corner, there is also the possibility of danger or injury as well, and that can be one of the biggest travel nightmares ever. So have fun during your travel adventures but also be sure to be mindful of your surroundings and use caution.
City Bikes: Let Two Wheels Show You Around
Hopping on a bicycle isn’t the typical way that people explore new cities but it sure is a fun way to do it. Cycling through a new city allows you to really take your time and see the city in all of its glory. Not only is it fun and gives you an awesome workout but you also have easier capabilities to stop and take in the views of your surroundings better than you can in a car. You can best believe if you were in a car and you stop to take pictures, there will be all kinds of horns blowing at you for holding up traffic.
With a bicycle, you really get to see the city. Just one word of caution with bicycles. Although they’re a great way to see the city, you also want to make sure you’re safe while riding. It’s a city you don’t know and you don’t know how the drivers are so you have to be very vigilant and aware of your surroundings.
The potential for having a bicycle accident is very high, especially on busy streets. Missing out on your travel adventures due to a bicycle accident would be categorized as one of those travel nightmares mentioned earlier. The goal is to have fun on your bicycle adventures but if anything were to happen, you’ll need to make sure you have serious legal representation to help you if injuries occur on your cycling adventure.
Take the Road Less Traveled: Get Lost for a Little While
Although you can totally stick to a planned itinerary, why not take the road less traveled and explore the city on pure wit? Did you know that a lot of people who explore a travel destination by getting lost, end up having the best time? They do! You have GPS on your phone so why not explore the city by talking to the locals and just walking in and out of different places to really get a feel of the city?
Getting lost in a city you have no idea about may seem overwhelming and scary for some but it’s really not that bad. In fact, mentalfloss.com talks about how some of the things we know and love today came from getting lost. If you think about it, how did we maneuver through different towns and cities before GPS was invented? People had to rely on maps, wit, and “gut feelings” to get to where they needed to go! Today you can use all of those methods and once you start to feel overwhelmed, turn on your GPS to get you back to your hotel or meeting place.
Hot Air Balloon: Get a Birds Eye View of the City
Once you get to your destination, you can always hop on a tour bus to sightsee from the ground up but have you ever explored a travel destination from the sky? If you haven’t, you really need to consider getting on a hot air balloon and letting the skies be your guide to the city! Most cities offer hot air balloon tours, depending on where you’re traveling to, but if they don’t then you can climb to the top of the tallest building for “aerial-like” views of the city but the next time you plan a trip, make sure the destination you’re traveling to has hot air balloon tours available!
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