Thursday, September 25, 2014

Travelers: Sites to See

Let's face it...when you visit a place for the first time, you probably won't see it all. Unless, of course, you plan on an extended stay. Even then, you might not see it all.

So, how do you decide what to see and do?

Read some guidebooks, talk to people who love the city where you are going, and think about your likes and dislikes. If you really don't like art galleries, but the city is famous for art you want to spend time touring an art gallery? You might love wandering through gardens and this place has dozens of gardens. If churches are on your 'must see' list, check out what each one is famous for and whether it is something you want to visit.

With that in mind, make a list of your top 10 things to do and see. Then, whittle that down to three if you can. These are the three you definitely want to schedule. Look at the best times to visit these, including days and times. Purchase your tickets online ahead of time to avoid standing in lines. After all, if these are sites you really want to see...working out a scheduled visit will make your trip more enjoyable. No sense being disappointed because the lines were too long or you missed the window to purchase tickets.

Once your top three are scheduled, you have time to see things and go places that pop up or that look interesting as you walk through a neighborhood. You can be spontaneous with the rest of the day.

Happy traveling...

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