The creators of FOMO and YOLO, the generation that defies all the boundaries, tries to create their own rules while constantly making the difference – millennials – also know the best ways to travel. Millennials know how to make the most of every journey, from travelling light to enjoying every experience worry-free. When you decide it’s time to travel the world, do it like a millennial. Not sure how to do it? We’ve got you covered.
Look For Travel Deals Everywhere
One of the many perks of travelling millennials will always use is travel deals. Whether it’s a low-budget airline offering ridiculously affordable plane tickets or it’s a boutique hotel with insane discounts for loyal members of accommodation booking apps, millennials will know how to save money every step of the way. So, to make the most of your adventure, follow their suit. Look for deals every step of the way to save money, time and experience much more.
Be Your Own Guide
Wasting time on guided tours where you can’t even pick up on every bit of information you want to know about is not what millennials are about. Instead of following the crowd and being constricted by a guided tour, they will explore the destinations on their own and with their own guides. From digital to paper maps, looking up info on social media and the rest of the Internet, allows you to explore at your pace and discover more unique locations on your journey. So, save the money on paying the guide and look for sights, landmarks and memorable opportunities by yourself. Mingle with the locals and ask for more info from them. It will be a good opportunity to experience the way the people in the new country live, think and act.
Avoid Hotels And Rent Apartments
Why stay at a pricey hotel when you can have much more flexibility and commodity at an apartment? That’s right, one of the signature moves of every millennial is to rent an apartment instead of booking a hotel room. You can find an affordable studio apartment for rent in virtually any destination. Whether you plan to stay for a week or month in one place, an apartment will offer more space and give you the flexibility to cook your own food and have more space for everyday activities. Millennials love to feel like locals so consider visiting places the locals go to. Stay away from popular tourist venues and have a drink or dinner with the local people at their favourite restaurants or coffee places.
Millennials are the founders of social media, and they rely on them daily. From learning more about their travelling possibilities to asking for restaurant recommendations, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Tik Tok are just some platforms that allow you to travel more easily and explore the world more conveniently. Don’t risk booking accommodation in an expensive city neighborhood but ask through social media for tips. From checking working hours and reviews of the food joints to looking for a variety of entertainment options in your travelling destination, social media gives you insight into almost every travelling aspect. Staying connected allows tourists to make the most of their trips every time regardless of where they’re headed.
Practice Active Holidays
Forget about busses and trains, and follow in millennials’ footsteps by walking through your travelling destination. Exploring by foot will offer a one-of-a-kind travelling experience. Not sure you can walk that far away? Rent a bicycle to cycle your way through the gorgeous scenery. You can’t find the hidden gems if you’re sitting on a tourist bus or driving around in a car. Not only will you spend more time in the fresh air, but contribute to the environment by reducing your carbon footprint as well. Another one of many practices for which millennials stand.
If you decide to travel like a millennial, you’ll make the most of every trip. You won’t have to worry about the fear of missing out, and without a doubt, you’ll quickly accept the You Only Leave Once motto. We do have only one life, which is why we should try and make the most of it every time. Travelling is especially convenient for rediscovering yourself and giving yourself a break. Learn from millennials and look for ways to make every trip affordable and more enjoyable than the last one.
Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in business and marketing related topics.
In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.