14 Super Touristy Activities That We Love

Posted By Trav


“That’s soooooo Touristy!”

Today we throw any, and all, preconceived notions of our “coolness” straight out the window.

Jason joins me as we discuss the ultimate taboo in independent travel.

Being a tourist.

We discuss our love of guided tours, pub crawls, “tourist” transportation and more without shame because sometimes you just have to get your tourist on!

With 14 awesome touristy activities revealed you’ll have to make us feel a little less lame and share some of your favorite tourist activities! If you have pictures of yourself being super touristy, tweet them @PackofPeanuts, we’d love to put together an EpoP/Zero To Travel album of our listeners being tourists!

Because everybody does it.


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In This Episode:

  • We open the show with a bang, or maybe a quack?
  • Tourist activities are sometimes popular for a reason.
  • Finding places to eat on the internet.
  • How many days do you think you could last on a cruise.
  • Tours + Alcohol = Awesome
  • The alternatives to local transportation.
  • A plea to make us not feel so alone.

and much more!

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  1. George says:

    I love it , every travel is a tourist or el we would not let our soal fly.
    I am leaving to berlin in february and i am booking free walking tours so 2 questions. is it worth is to do a walking tour in wintet
    And which one is the tour you took so that i may escape a bad experiance

    1. Trav says:

      @George- Yes, I think a walking tour in the winter would be really cool. I took the Sandeman Free Walking Tour, but mine was actually not that great. I’ve had some great Sandeman tours and some not so great ones. The issue is, they are huge, so each day, they may have 3-5 different tour guides. The key is getting with a good tour guide. We got with a girl who was nice, but you could tell was very new.

      What I’d suggest is that when you get there, figure out who are the most outgoing tour guides that day, the ones that are taking charge. They have usually been there the longest, and are probably the better ones. Then just hop on with them no matter what “number” they give you.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, Thanks for the podcast. Very funny! I was wondering if you could share which walking tour you enjoyed in Bratislava? We will be there soon and would love to fit one in. Thanks, Liz

    1. Trav says:

      @elizabeth – We just did the free walking tour there. Nowadays, there might be more than one company, but this the one we used: https://www.freetour.com/bratislava/bratislava-free-city-walking-tour

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