As we’re currently backpacking through Southeast Asia for a few weeks, we thought it would be a good idea to work on a collaborative post for the first time. We’ve both been to tourist traps like Paris, and far-flung places like rural Poland, and we have found there are several ways you can avoid the crowds, see the best and least-trodden attractions, and also get by on the cheap in pretty much any country out there. This post will be the first in a series of self-directed travel guides.
Why You Should Blaze Your Own Trail Abroad
There’s a reason everyone should see the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, and London Museum — they’re all gorgeous, and most people can appreciate these beautiful sights. And there’s nothing wrong with wanting to see these for yourself, in fact we encourage it.
However, along with popular destinations come a variety of annoyances, frustrations, and even dangers. Here’s just a few: