Top 5 Travel Tips
Whether you're a seasoned traveler or leaving home for the first time, being prepared for your trip is crucial — your level of preparedness can make or break the entire trip. This is true, whether you're leaving for a business trip or a fun family trip. So, to learn how to expertly account for those travel bumps and enhance your experience no matter where you end up going, here are some of our top traveling tips.
1. Try The Local Food
Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The same goes for traveling. Combine the two and you have a match made in heaven. When traveling — whether you’re journeying across international waters or across the country — we recommend you try the local cuisine. Although chain fast food places are always a safe bet, trying the local food will feel more beneficial for your overall experience. Exploring a new place means you get the chance to get out of your comfort zone and try new food and flavors you can’t find at home. Google search some popular spots around town, or better yet, ask one of the locals where they love to grab a bite to eat. One of our favorite places to eat is Cowans Cafe, one of the oldest and longest-running restaurants in Utah! Three generations of the Cowan family have been serving old-fashioned breakfasts and classic hamburgers with hand-cut fries at Cowan's. 57 W. Main St., Duchesne; 435-738-5609
2. Pack Light
Try and pack light. While it may feel challenging leaving a few items behind, you’ll be glad you did it once you’re on the road! We recommend traveling with a multi-utility backpack since they have various compartments and zippers that will keep your things safe and out of sight. Alternatively, a small carry-on luggage suitcase works for trips longer than three days.
Some essentials to bring include:
5 pairs of socks
Weather appropriate clothes
A first aid kit
An iPad or Kindle for entertainment
Your phone charger
Any medication you may need
A laundry bag
How you place your things also determines how much space your items will take up in your bag. For example, instead of folding your clothes, roll them up or use space-saving bags. If you plan on bringing your own shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, and deodorant use the travel-sized versions instead. Keep them in a plastic bag for extra room. Also, keep in mind that TSA does not allow liquids in your carry-on. If you wish to fly light with just a personal item or carry-on, stick to solid soap bars and mouthwash tabs in your bag.
3. Find Free Things To Do
To cut down on costs while traveling, search free events in the area. You might be surprised at what you can do in certain states, absolutely free of charge. Consider looking into free museums, concerts, and film screenings that may be going on throughout the week. You can even plan your trip’s itinerary out by seeking fun and interesting events taking place on certain days. Duchesne and Duchesne County are full of historical landmarks that you could spend an entire vacation visiting! Want to listen to a local band’s gig? Or perhaps learn about the rich history and culture of the place you’re in? You're bound to find something captivating near your hotel. Even something as easy as taking a walk, down beautiful historic Main Street in Duchesne. Here at Winterton Suites extended stay, we find that the best trips include a mix of both relaxation and fun activities.
4. Get Up Early
Wake up early and go for a nice walk or jog. This is one of the best ways to start your day while on vacation. Going out first thing in the morning allows you to explore the area on foot. You’ll also start your day with a healthy dose of exercise that will fuel your entire day of traveling. While it may feel tempting to sleep in, remember, you’re there to make the most out of your solo or family vacation. Consider wandering off on your own for a few hours, even when traveling with a group. Sometimes it feels nice to take some time for yourself while in another state.
5. Know When You Need To Rest
While getting up early has its perks, we believe that you won’t truly enjoy your trip if you’re exhausted. Make sure you have a safe and comfortable place to rest your head at night, like a cozy suite or Extended Stay. Getting proper sleep recharges your body, so you won’t miss any valuable sights while in a new area. On another note, you can put yourself in danger if you’re not taking proper breaks while exploring a new city. Also, if you’re driving from place to place, sleep should be a priority before taking off to your next destination.
Staying at the Winterton Suites Duchesne while on your family vacation or business trip
Traveling can be stressful. However, it’s well worth it in the end. We recommend planning your trip out in advance, so you can iron out any potential problems before they happen. However, you’re bound to get tired at some point. We believe that every traveler needs some downtime in between exploring the local shops and restaurants. And staying at our hotel, the Winterton Suites Duchesne, is one of the best ways to recharge while journeying through Utah. While there are many things to do in Duchesne, Utah, the Winterton Suites can serve as your home away from home. You'll find a comfortable suite and service that will be just as memorable as the trip itself.