Summer may already be in your rearview mirror, but this doesn’t mean you can no longer have fun going on trips come fall. With the weather cooling down and the leaves turning to shades of brown, red, yellow, orange, purple, magenta, black, or blue, autumn is just a good time as summer to go on trips.
But before you go booking your plane ticket or inquiring about that Sprinter van for sale here in Idaho for your trip, keep in mind these three E’s – explore, eat and enjoy – so you’ll have a fall getaway that you won’t soon forget.
Explore the destination
One of the main reasons people go on trips is to see and experience new places. So once you’ve arrived at your destination, go out there and explore. If there are historical sites open to the public, visit them to learn more about the history of the place.
For sure, there’ll also be popular tourist attractions like parks and beaches you can take advantage of. To get a feel of the place, you should walk around and check out local shops, markets, theaters, and restaurants.
Of course, it’d be best if you do your research and plan your itinerary beforehand. So that you can make the most of your time during your trip.
Eat the local cuisine
While there’s nothing wrong with eating foods you’re familiar with during your vacation, you should make it a point to try at least one local cuisine of the place. When traveling to Osaka, Japan, for example, don’t miss out on ramen and yakiniku.
Be sure to eat the famous meat dish kebap and popular dessert baklava in Istanbul, Turkey. If you’re planning on visiting Lima, Peru, ceviche (fresh fish marinated in lime juice) and lomo saltado (stir-fried beef) are just some of the must-eats in this South American country.
Don’t worry if you’ve already tried the dishes at home because these foods don’t get more authentic than from where they originated.
Enjoy the trip
Whether you’re flying to see another country or just driving to the next town over, be sure you’ve set your mind to enjoy the entire experience of going on a trip. This should start from when you set foot out of your house to travel to your destination to when you arrive back at your front door.
In between, have a great time visiting some tourist sites, trying the local cuisine, mingling with the locals, soaking in the local vibe, or shopping for souvenirs. And if something goes wrong (like, heaven forbid, losing your luggage!), try to resolve it as quickly as you can and get back to your happy place to enjoy your trip.
Sometimes, really, it’s just all about having a positive mindset.
The fall season is a good time as summer (and spring and winter, for that matter) to go on trips. But you must plan ahead, so your autumn getaway will hopefully go all smooth sailing. And make sure you remember the three E’s of going on a memorable trip – explore, eat and enjoy. Happy Autumn, everyone!