Whether you are a seasoned traveler, or you are just thinking about making traveling something you do more of, it is a good idea to know how you can most effectively make every trip as memorable as possible. I think for me every trip is memorable, but sometimes for totally different reasons. In this post, I’ll share with you some of the tips my family includes while traveling to make our trips more memorable. By considering the following, you’ll find that you can make your next trip the most memorable yet.

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Balance Touristy Activities With Local Ones
Many of the popular tourist activities are popular for a reason, and it is well worth trying at least some of them out. You may as well be honest about your role as a tourist while you are exploring, after all. My family often find the super touristy stuff often overwhelming so we only enjoy those to a point and it might be worth trying to balance it out with some more local type experiences. This should help to make your trip feel more unique and more memorable in general.

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Have Some Spontaneity
Although it is usually safer and wiser to travel with a planned itinerary, it is also going to be much more exciting and memorable have some time that is not completely planned out. Going without a plan can be terrifying some people, but regardless of how you feel about it, you should give it a try and see what adventures you can come across. You might want to have a skeleton of a plan, at least including the return flight for instance – or you might even want to go without that, depending on your appetite for risk and excitement and adventure. However you do it, there is no doubt that this will be a very exciting trip that you will remember forever.

West Coast Trip:Day 8 - Dune ATVS - Sea Lion Caves - Thor's Well - Newport
Try New Experiences
If there is an experience that you can have at a city where you plan to visit, but it is something that you have never done before because it scares you, then you should totally give a shot! Just the act of trying new experiences is something that is going to make your trip much more enjoyable and memorable – after all, you certainly remember the times when your heart was genuinely racing! It might be bungee jumping, riding ATVs in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, or whatever else you can think of – the important thing is to put yourself out there and just go for it!

Eat Local
Yeah, it’s super easy to go to all the big chain restaurants, but one of the things we like to do is find the restaurants that are known in that area. Rob and I like to research ahead of time and we googled what is the food known in that area. Like when we were in Rochester, NY, we saw where “Garbage Plates” were the thing to try while in the area, so we went to the restaurant that started those; Nick Tahoe’s.

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Another example, if you’re traveling to Boston, you must try Clam Chowder and/or Boston Cream Pie. You can read more about our day in Boston here.

How To Make Any Trip More Memorable

Venture Out Separately
Even when traveling with your family especially if you’re gone for a week or longer, it’s good to venture out by yourself. Not everyone wants to do all the same things during vacation, so its often enjoyable to split up and go to that museum that no one else in your family is interested in or see a city on a motorcycle/moped! I have to say that if you think might want to do that before you leave on the trip, you should first find motorcycle accident attorneys who care and make sure you are insured, but it is still going to be an exciting time to venture off by yourself for a time.

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