The importance of hiring Local Guides when travelling

I travel for leisure and travel it’s my job so I have to say I like and I love experience every place on my own. Sometimes it’s easy but sometimes I like to get off the beaten path and have more local  and intimate experiences of the countries I’m visiting. It’s possible to combine both if you have with you a local guide.

Well, being a guide myself I’m quite involved in this, but every time I’m in a new city or country I always prefer to be with a local guide, who normally has decades or sometimes a lifetime experience, knows much more than a thick book and you can ask him/her questions, curiosities, information not only about the place you’re visiting but also about local life and habits.

Most of the time you have the possibility to discover hidden spots unknown to other travelers,  you learn new things about culture and history from another perspective, directly by someone who experienced it, you can visit places and areas others cannot do on their own, you can ask questions and most important ask for tailor-made tours or excursions.

Hilaire Belloc said that “we wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” and I think the best way to do it is having a Local Native Guide by your side.

 

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