June 12, 2010

Travel Tips Part 1

They there everyone!
With summer in full swing I've decided to write up a three part Travel Tips blog post.

As many of you may have realized, I do A LOT of traveling. Since the 23rd of May when I started my travels for the summer I have been to at least a dozen towns, and have spent much time exploring each of them. Traveling is truly in my blood, and it is something that I've grown accustomed to over the years. Although I may not like it all the time (I really do like consistency), it is something that I feel I am good at and able to handle on a regular basis.

Therefore I've decided to share a few of my travel tips on how-to find the most interesting shops/coffee shops/restaurants in the area, as well as how-to pack/keep a bag during your travels, and finally how-to cure those homesick blues while you're out on your travels.

I'm very excited about these posts, as traveling is near to my heart, and I hope you all enjoy them.

Anyways, Part 1 is all about scoping out the area that you will be visiting in order to provide maximum fun/enjoyment while you're there. I highly suggest attempting to do this before you arrive at your destination, for the fact that when you get there you will already know where to go (unless you like that uncertainty thing). Google is a great place to start, I would suggest phrases like "coffee shops in Delta, Colorado," or "antique stores in Delta, Colorado," but whatever you choose make it something that is you, someplace that you know you will be enjoying, whether it's a coffee shop, or a city park.

After you've found a few places online that you would like to visit, print the map out with directions from where you will be staying to the locations. I do this a lot because it seems to really cut down on my "getting lost" time.

So after all your pre-planning is done, and you've arrived at your destination and have started to find your planned stops, don't be afraid to ask around for the certain places you're looking for i.e. coffee shops, bookstores, veggie restaurants. Locals seriously always know best, and I've found over the years that if you're willing to ask, they are always willing to tell. I've found some of my favorite places from suggestions that a random local town person has given me.

Also, while you're roaming around keep your eye out for local posters. These posters can tell you whether any festivals are going on, when the farmers market is, and if any bands are playing sometime soon in that area. Posters are a great resource, and can usually lead you to a lot of fun.

Ok, that's Part 1 of my Travel Tips blog post. Look for Part 2 coming soon.

I would love to hear your feedback on this project, so feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks, and have safe/happy travels!

-Chels xoxo


  1. Thank you for this! I am heading out on an adventure tomorrow and sooooo excited : ) Will be in CO, actually! Mesa Verde!

    Happy travels!

  2. I think this project is brilliant!
    I love it!
    Also, I'm in the RVA Summer Camp too so ...hi! =)
    see you at camp!