How to be a tourist in your hometown

This would surprise many of you but you don’t need to travel far and spend a lot of money to get some culture, relaxation, sightseeing and a little adventure in your daily routine. You can do it too in the town you call home.

A little change on your perspective could change your entire life. Fun fact: I receive many comments of people that live in the same city than me, saying things like: I want your life, or like you are always visiting great places, and that can be true! But this is possible for all of you as well!

What is the secret? taking as much as advantage you can of the place you live in! These are a few aspects that can make you feel like a tourist in your own city or town:

Photo by Craig Adderley

-Make a bucket list of the places you would like to visit in your city, this would help you identifying the adventures you can embark on.

If you live in a small town you can still do it, this bucket list does not need to be full with landmarks or popular paces, it can be as simple as going for a walk or exploring a local market.

-Take a camera, or maybe your phone and document the little details of your journey. Like finding a flower growing in the middle of the concrete jungle or the sun shining in the sky, and do not forget to post your favorite selfie so others can enjoy with you!

-Treat yourself with local cuisine, when you are traveling one of the most interesting parts is trying the traditional food, visiting the popular restaurants and markets would give a new taste of the city.

Photo by Lina Kivaka

-Get lost, yes take a route that you’ve never taken before and allow yourself to get get lost and explore what the place has to bring you.

-Find seasonal activities, joining local events can be another amazing way to expand your horizons.

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-Take mini- road trips, exploring towns nearby can be a very fun experience. You can use the Roadtrippers app to plan your trip.

Photo by Quintin Gellar

-Take a historic tour, You’ve probably seen some of the most famous buildings and parks in your hometown, but do you know their history? Do you know how the streets in your town got their names, and what happened hundreds of years ago in your town square? 

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