Kyrimai..We loved this place…amazing location right on the water, lovely pool, decor, food…and in proximity to many beaches. I read travel guides as I was traveling—both online and in books—and usually knew a handful of things I wanted to see or do once I arrived in a new city. But I never planned out any sort of itinerary in advance—it was much more fun, and much more rewarding, to feel my way around. Just about anyplace you stay—from a cheap hostel to a fancy hotel—will have some folks who can give you great tips about the area that no travel guide can match.
This tip is especially useful if you’ll be backpacking—because you have to carry all that stuff on your back! Naturally, you need to dress for the weather conditions in the region(s) where you’ll be traveling. You really need a lot less than you probably think—two pairs of pants, a mix of long- and short-sleeved shirts (five or six, max), one pair of shoes/boots (in addition to the ones you’ll be wearing), and if you’ll be traveling in warm weather, two pairs of shorts and a swimsuit. This doesn’t sound like much for a long trip, but keep … Read more