We have the opportunity to meet and talk with people from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the world. We recently hosted guests Tricia and Dermot who retired young and sold their home; now they travel all over the world staying in their selected city from one week to up to six-months at a time. We asked them… “What tips do you have to experience the local culture and make every place feel like home?” Here’s what they told us:
1. Take a Free Walking Tour
Walking tours can be found in most every city and provide a quick way to acquaint yourself with a new city. We found a great local resource from our partners at Visit Fort Collins. If you’re traveling abroad Rick Steves offers free downloads of excellent walking tours. Finally, because #RemingtonFlats is located in a quiet residential neighborhood but only a block away from the heart of the city, just walk out the front door of your studio and head north to experience FoCo like a local.
2. Find Affordable Entertainment
3. Take your Pillow
Try as we might, we just can’t please everyone with our pillow selection but nothing says “home” as much as one’s own pillow. So if you have room in your suitcase (and you should make room) bring your own pillow when you travel.
4. Save Money and Eat In
Full disclosure, we think this is a terrible idea unless you’re staying someplace for a week or more but Tricia and Dermot say it’s one way to save money when traveling. They also said (we’re just the messengers) that finding local restaurants is one of the best ways to meet the locals. So, I guess take this bullet-point under advisement. Anywayyyyy… lucky for you each studio at #RemingtonFlats has a fully equipped eat-in kitchen. Did you also know we offer pre-arrival shopping services? (Hmmmm….me thinkith we just came up with our next “BLOG” topic!)
5. Ask for Help in Planning
You’re going to have to get used to us repeating this mantra… “Not all lodging is created equal.” Where you stay does matter…a lot. We send several emails prior to arrival to assist you in planning. We offer concierge check-in for those wanting to meet us and get assistance with getting a lay-of-the land. If you follow our “BLOG” or any of our Social Pages you’ll find a nice mix of fun and helpful information. So follow us!
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