There’s an obvious resource for travelers that many don’t take advantage of and it’s so obvious, I never thought about sharing it as a tip until I saw a tweet from a perpetual traveler.
Nomadic Matt tweeted: “I will never figure out why travelers don’t use local tourism offices more. They exist to help you with whatever you need and are a wealth of knowledge staffed by LOCALS. Use them when you travel.”
Matt’s 100% right and I’ve taken advantage of them in countless countries, states and destinations including this past week up in Big Bear.
Many of these offices are in the middle of town or at an airport or train station that is staffed by locals who have so much knowledge and recommendations about where to eat, things to do and places to stay. And oftentimes, they have special deals so if you ever come across one, pop in and ask them questions. Trust me: They’ll have the answers you need.
Have you ever used one? What’s the best advice or deal they gave you?
Local tourists offices are often closed when you need them. Unless you arrive in the middle of the day on a weekday, you’re probably out of luck. That’s been my experience over the years.