I'm sure you've noticed that some of the best travel memories have nothing to do with the purchase of experiences. Sometimes the best memories are made from something simple like walking along a beach at night, trading sips from a flask with new friends. Sometimes it's picking a point on a map and hiking until you get there, chugging water because your life depends on it. Either way, the flask is important.
There’s the old adage, “Be a traveler, not a tourist.” But if you’re on vacation, there’s no way around it: you’re a tourist. You’re there for a very specific reason and you’re there to explore, to get crazy, to dive in. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be resourceful: hit the grocery stores in lieu of fancy restaurants, rent some bikes instead of riding on bus tours, and don’t shy away from breaking a few open container laws.
Ride that line between budget travel and freight-hopping, being a Yelper and being a derelict, being part tourist, and part vagrant.
Stay tuned for gritty street tours and trespassing.