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Don't book your next vacation or plan your next business trip without checking out the travel tips in these Howcast videos. You'll learn how to get a deal on a cruise; afford a winter vacation; see Rome and Barcelona like a local; visit the Vegas strip; stave off jet lag; entertain children while traveling; travel alone; vacation with moody teens; and much more.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Plane ride
- Hotel, lodge, or resort
- Day trips
Visit online chat rooms with people who live where you will be going. Ask them for suggestions on where to travel and see how people in the area actually live.
Talk to people
Talk to people on the airplane. You may find someone that lives in the area or knows someone else who does.
Ask people who work at the hotel, lodge, or resort where you are staying and ask them where locals hang out.
Visit smaller towns
Take day trips to visit smaller towns or suburbs of your destination and strike up conversations with strangers.
Be polite and greet people with friendly smiles. Research the customs and culture of your destination to avoid accidentally insulting locals.
Repay with gratitude
Repay locals' efforts with gratitude. Be a friend to them instead of a source of income.