Types of travellers: Being informed or getting lost
There are many different types of travellers: the adventurous, who will join any route only if a professional guide goes with them; the braves, which can start a route on their own, but without leaving the marked path; and the non-conformists, who will start any route, take the first shortcut out of curiosity and end up discovering the best... View Article
There are many different types of travellers: the adventurous, who will join any route only if a professional guide goes with them; the braves, which can start a route on their own, but without leaving the marked path; and the non-conformists, who will start any route, take the first shortcut out of curiosity and end up discovering the best places.
Whatever your style, if you decide to go on your own or if you prefer being guided, you are going to need a good travel guide. Useful information, routes, recommendations, curiosities, … There are even guides with tips to become a local, skipping the most touristic places. There are different guides to cover everyone needs (for families, groups, couples,…) and now also in different formats (books, webs, apps, …)
For those of us who need a book to paint, mark, write, … one of the first stops to prepare and organize a trip is the Altaïr book store (Barcelona). We are unconditional fans of this store. We go to the city to choose among the best guides, making it part of the travel experience. Here you will find guides, maps, travel narrative, … Anything you are looking for about your chosen destination will be in Altaïr. If you don’t want to go to Barcelona, you will find really good specialized stores all over Catalunya. In Girona, for example, we can find the Ulyssus bookstore. A travel bookstore where you will find anything you need about any place in the planet, and where you will receive an excellent personalized attention.
If you are more modern than us and don’t want to carry a book all around the world, there are plenty of webs with recommendations, tips, … that are usually more updated to the latest changes than books, which have a specific publication date. Beside the traditional official websites with information about the city, you can also find website with alternative proposals, such is Trip4real, where local people offers his services to guide you on excursions, or to try a workshop or experience, that allow us to better know the culture and discover the daily live of the place we are visiting.
If you are more interested in mountain excursions, you can find firs hand information in the Wikiloc website. A web that we have already recommended in some of our posts, that offers a huge variety of routes all over the world. You only need a GPS or a device with the GPS to check the route on the go. You can use their website or download the application and you have the guarantee that routes have been designed by users and supervised by other users who have done them recently. Among the information you can find useful details such is the difficulty, the distance, …
If you still haven’t chosen your travel destination, webs such as Triposo can give you an idea of what to visit around the world, with a database including over 25.000 destinations and 6 million users sharing their tips and experiences.
If you decide to dig into the wonders Catalunya has to offer, you can check our routes and recommendations articles to discover some of the best options to enjoy summer time.