Join a community of travelers – International travel tip

Travel communities such as Couchsurfing exist to connect travelers with locals.

By joining communities like these, meeting new people, and making new friends, you can experience each destination a little more personally, participate in more “insider” or “locals only” activities — and even save money. After all, locals know all the best places to eat, see, and visit — and they should know how to do it affordably.

Bonus: when you get home, you’ll have made new friends with whom you can correspond and visit again in the future.