What To See and Do?
I have been asked by individuals how do you choose where you travel to. I read magazine articles, travel guides and internet sites and blogs. This is why I started my own blog – to share my travel and wine experiences with my family and friends as well as other travel and wine enthusiasts. Sometimes the places you travel to are because of a recommendation or word of mouth. How do you think certain areas become “Hot Spots”???
Sometimes you have an area that you traveled to that you want to go back to because you liked it there. For instance, heading back to a particular wine region time and time again. Sometimes the area you traveled to has more things to see and do then you can possibly fit in a three to five to seven-day trip. For instance, a big city like LA (you can spend a good day or more just at Disneyland), you went to an area in the Summer for the beaches and came back in the Spring for the hiking, and/or you went camping in an area and later came back to stay at a resort.
Once I pick a place to travel to I like to conduct a little research. Then I pick the top 3 to 5 Highlights that I want to see and do while there. For example, traveling to Monterey, California want to see and do 1) the Aquarium, 2) the shops in Carmel, 3) hit a popular beach, 4) check out the local hot spot to grab a bite, and 5) go for a hike.
I will create bookmarks of Websites so I can easily find them again if I need further information or simply want to print off some information. I have downloaded or ordered by mail travel guides – most are free and some you will need to subscribe to the Websites, like Sunset Magazine. Every once in a while I will check out the local Library for travel guides or purchase a travel guide. I usually purchase guides if I go back to a particular place multiple times, like Yosemite and may pick out a Hiking Guide too.
Internet Tourism Sites (United States)
North Carolina Tourism
South Carolina Tourism
Washington, D.C. Tourism
Lease or Purchase
I have collected travel materials throughout the years and have a small tote that I use for reference and storage. This may not be the most efficient method because materials do become outdated, but then you purge. I am hoping to purge some travel materials by working key information pertaining to certain areas in my blog too.
You can book most travel items online or call a toll-free number (i.e. flights, hotels, attractions, events, etc.). I thought a little information on travel guides could be helpful to readers.
You can travel anyway you like to!