Everyone should indulge in a travel splurge here and there. At The Discoverer, we believe that experiences are worth much more than posessions, so we decided to compile our top 4 travel splurges that you should make on your next trip. Take these to heart even if you're on a budget - they'll make your experience one to remember.
Once in a lifetime opportunities should be at the top of your budgeting priority list. Splurge on authentic cooking classes, shark dives, and gondola rides. If you are somewhere offering an exotic excursion you can’t do at home- shell out! While lounging by the pool is tempting and absolutely worth doing, the things you won’t forget are the ones that push you out of your comfort zone and immerse you in the destination you’ve been dying to experience.
Speaking of full immersion, we only have 5 senses! Use them all by planning on treating yourself to the local cuisine. While a decadent 5 star restaurant will do the trick, make the conscious effort to try that hole in the wall diner or taco truck with a line down the street - it’ll be so worth it. Make sure to ask locals for their recommendations to avoid any tourist traps. Enjoy all of the local flavor your destination has to offer - we're getting hungry just thinking about it.
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Whether it’s a cottage deep in the Amazon Rainforest, a beachfront bungalow, or a loft in the center of the city, spend the dough to be close to the sights and sounds that drew you to your destination. Not only will you save money on transportation, it’ll lower your stress levels and give you the experience you came for. Travel is all about immersing yourself in a different culture - and it all starts with where you're staying.
An often overlooked but absolutely essential splurge is the luggage that will be manhandled by airport security and filled to the brim with goodies you found along your adventures. A rip or busted zipper could cause a major headache, and like Mom always used to say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so ditch the roller bag you used to bring to grandma’s and get something with a warranty. You'll thank us later.