Travelling to San Francisco is – The Experience of a Lifetime.
When we talk about travelling we often dream of places like New York, Paris, London and San Francisco.
The only thing keeping us from achieving that goal is, finding an affordable flight, hotel, travel package, cruise and car rental.
In experience true travel.com we hope to provide you with some insight as to where you can find affordable things.
That way you be on your way to San Francisco before you know it.
When you travel, are you a tourist or a traveler?
There is a difference, a tourist enjoys the contemporary city and a traveler soaks in the countries history.
Tourist love to stay in the center of town or in the mist of the tourist area, close to the Malls, Restaurants, Beaches and Bars.
Tourist do a lot of walking, which is good for the shops. They also buy a lot of souvenirs, and each souvenir has someone’s name. Back home they’ll say I got this for
So keep it, it was bought with love just for you. No-one else can have it, 0.K.
If in a warm location, a tourist wants to know when are we going to the beach, and if he/she goes home without visiting the beach, you’ll be reminded of the reasons you’ s did not go.
That might last a year, so compromise. Besides, the sea air will do you good.
Tourist usually post a lot of pictures daily on their social media accounts, when they get home you basically lived the trip with them.
On the other hand a traveler doesn't mind lodging away from the tourist area, they prefer to rent a car, and because of that being in the center of town is not a must.
Staying at a place close to a train station is also a hit with them, they are content taking the train back and forth to their hotel with the locals.
They do not post a lot on their social media accounts, if they have one. So you have to wait till they get home to see their pictures.
Travelers don’t mind taking the city bus while on vacation, or eating at a small restaurant in the small town, if they have a refrigerator it’s packed with supermarket groceries they got on the way back to the place they are lodging in.
They’ll make an effort to speak to everyone in their native tongue, even though most people will answer them in their own language or in English if it’s too difficult for them.
English is the world’s problem solver.
Travelers take from home or buy a road map of the place they will visit, and will plot their vacation in it. The bigger the circle – the greater the joy.
In extreme cases they may resort to a google map app – long enough to get out of a jam. But soon they will turn it off, and tell you they know where they are at, especially if they are driving.
A must stop for a traveler is a Museum, Castle or Government Building.
Beware the souvenir you get from a traveler might be from one of those places, it usually requires an explanation – its a historical thing.
So are you a traveler or a tourist?
Either way when you travel with friends or family there is always one of each.
A little compromise will help you both have a good time, it’s good to see both sides of the road. After all …. life consist of each.
Whether you’re a Tourist or Traveler – San Francisco is a good place to go to.
Below is a video from Expedia, so you can see why.
Some good places to visit in San Francisco are Fort Mason, The Exploratorium, The Cable Car Museum, Park Merced, The San Francisco Bay, Moss Beach, Daly City, Seacliff and San Bruno Mountain.
Here are a few safety tips:
If you must carry a bag, make sure it has a long strong strap that you can place across your chest like so – ( / ). Avoid straps that clip on they can easily be removed. Make sure the strap is sewed to the bag.
If you must place your wallet in your back pockets. Place the wallet in your pocket the wide way. Hold the wallet in your hand like your going to open it – book style; and insert it in your back pockets that way.
This may require some adjusting to get it in your pocket – and hopefully to get it out. Pick pockets look for people who placed their wallet the long way in their pockets.
Bumping into you it’s all it takes to move your wallet up and walk away with it.
Take shirts that you can wear outside your pants. Preferably one that covers your pockets.
Right now it’s no time to travel, so research your next vacation, see videos of the place, compare prices, learn from the traveler or a tourist – sometimes staying away from the center is not all bad.
Neither is doing a lot of walking, good cardio. Read about where you want to go, and look forward to it.
Covid-19 will pass, and you’ll be back on your feet doing all the things you love, with much more caution.
Receive a big hug from me and my best wishes for a safe and healthy rest of the year.
Don’t forget your face mask and gloves if you must go out.