A local guide can often be your best bet to a private, behind-the-scenes look at how people really live in a new destination. Unfortunately, if you secure the services of a guide who is unqualified, or has ulterior motives, you may end up wasting precious vacation days walking through trinket shops and carpet souks. Not sure where to start? There are techniques and tactics to help you find an excellent guide and drastically improve how you can experience a new city overseas.
No matter how you plan, not all vacations will go the way you want; it is always best to prepare in advance by purchasing travel insurance.
Former travel disaster, now a serial traveler, travel safety advisor, and author of The Travel Safety Handbook. Poster boy for learning from others mistakes. Now I provide travelers with the tools to focus on their travel goals; I advise business travelers,prepare study-abroad students and equip families with the knowledge to return home successful with memories that will last a lifetime, not horror stories. Follow JC on his blog at Travel-Safer.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
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