You can stay at five-star hotels or you can camp in the dirt, spend like a millionaire or scrimp like a backpacker.
But there are certain things you can do to improve your travel experience, and they won’t cost you one dime.
Here’s my best advice, gleaned from decades of experience on both sides of the fence:
1. Stop rushing around.
If you have crammed your schedule too full, you might see the sights but miss the country.
I once traveled to England with some folks who insisted on “knocking out” tourist landmarks as if they were punch cards, to the point that I just refused to go anywhere with them anymore. They planned to visit the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace in the same day, even after I explained that they were geographically many miles apart. And that the Tower was so fascinating it could take hours to explore. They refused to listen to me,…