I was recently asked, “How do you know all the cool things in the area when you are traveling?”. Well I have worked in the hospitality field for a few years… so I’ve learn a few tricks. If you use these 3 sources below, you are guaranteed to find the most exciting things for your new adventure location!
1. Social Media. It is literally that simple. Instagram and Pinterest are the best to use while trying to plan a trip. For Pinterest, just enter the destination you are planning to explore and a ton of bloggers will more than likely have “The Top 10 Things to Do” or “Must See While in Town” pins for you to read. For Instagram, just hashtag the location and you will find many users posting about the area!
2. TripAdvisor. Hands down my go-to site! Many businesses rely on TripAdvisor for reviews… especially hotels. This is a great way to find out the best restaurants, things to do, places to stay, etc. The website is user friendly and you don’t even have to have an account to use the site! In the hospitality world, TripAdvisor will make or break you. I even have the mobile app!
3. Groupon. Surprised? Probably not. Groupon is a great way to find local events happening nearby, cheap hotels, and even deals on eating out! It is a great way to get super cheap tours of the city or passes for museums. I definitely recommend that you search your new adventure location in Groupon before your trip. You could score super cheap couple massages or even concert tickets! Don’t limit your new adventure.
What do you use when trying to plan your new adventure?! I would love to read about your trips and tricks!