Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the travel fanatics are the ones facing the consequences more than anybody. They cannot live their life as they used to, international travel is either banned or very hard due to the current situations. However, no matter how worse the situation gets, local travel isn’t going anywhere and one who knows planning trips locally, shouldn’t be worried at all.
So, if you’re also somebody who doesn’t have any clue about local travel and are looking into it till the situation gets back to normal, then this article is just the right fit for you. Make sure you go through this article thoroughly as I’ll be helping you with your local travel plans not only by this blog but by mentioning some important resources as well which will surely be of great use to you.
Get Your Priorities Set
The first and foremost step involved in traveling locally is that you set your priorities straight. If you fail to do so, you might end up wasting a lot of your time researching things you don't want to or even visiting places you're not interested in.
You need to make sure you’ve discovered your desires fully and you’re clear about your goals associated with the trip. If you have confusions residing in your mind or have multiple places you wanna visit, sort them out and finalize by asking yourself “What’s the place which If I miss, I’ll regret the most?”, the answer to this would surely be the place to put at the top spot of your list.
Use the Right Resources to Plan
For the planning part, always be keen on finding yourself the best resources. If you don’t look at the right places, you could never end up visiting the right places as well. Even though you could also find yourself hundreds of local travel guides, they don’t work as good as they do for the international ones.
So, for local travel, it’s highly recommended you look for local material such as books which could provide you a detailed plan for your trip. We, at Downtown Books & Art Gallery also have a bunch of books that a traveler could really use. Here are a few of them to give you an idea:
This is a great selling book and is undoubtedly a huge asset for the people who love to hike alongside their dogs locally around Los Angeles. Another one for local travel around LA is:
Another masterpiece for the ones looking for a solid plan about their hiking day near LA.
So, you get the idea. Such detailed books are quite literally all you need for your local trips. And no matter how good a website may be for planning trips, they could never compare to the legacy of such writers who have knowledge of all sides to local travel.
Longer the Drive, Better the Experience!
We have already seen some example books for you which could come in handy if you wanna travel locally around LA, let’s jump onto some books which could be helpful if you're someone who would like to take it further. You just need a car, a great partner if you could, and a PLAN! And yes, of course, you cannot forget your mask *sigh*
There is no better way to forget all your worries than taking a roadside trip. You set your own pace, you’re the boss, you decide your stops and their durations. You know what pleases you, you chase what you fantasize about. Once a person really gets to experience the upsides of a road trip, there is nothing else that pleases him more.
Or are you looking for a real deal? A road trip all the way up to San Francisco? Well, we have something in the store for that as well!
Once you get your hands on this one, you would never be able to resist the urge and it won't be long before you find yourself driving all the way to San Francisco.
Since the coronavirus has completely shattered international travel, we are left with nothing but the option of traveling locally (which is also great, tbh). However, the problem lies in the fact that people are neither really aware nor knowledgeable about local trips and how to plan them. There are limited resources to help them and there are only a few willing to try.
In such situations, looking for detailed guides such as books is the way to go. At Downtown Books & Art Gallery, we have an amazing range of books that cover local travel in a detailed manner. A few are mentioned in the article above while the rest can be found in our store or website. So, grab your masks and fill up the tanks of your car! It’s either now or never!