Why do world travelers go to the places they do? What’s their favorite way to get around in a foreign city? Keep reading for my interview with Layla, who has traveled to many interesting countries around the globe. She’s not stopping anytime soon.
Q: What is your favorite travel destination and why?
Bath, England is like going back in time, but still having the present with you. The architecture and cobblestone streets make me feel like I’m in a Jane Austen movie. Then, you turn a corner and see a GAP store. I love the contrast between old and new.
Q: What is your best travel tip?
Pay for as many things (accommodations, transportation, etc.) as far in advance as possible. When you arrive to your destination it’s one less thing you have to think about.
Accommodations and transportation take up such a big chunk of your money. When you take care of everything big first, you know all the rest of your money is for food and fun things.
Q: Tell us your favorite way to get from point A to point B.
The metro is the easiest way to get around in most places. I don’t have to worry about safety like I would when taking a taxi. Also, I don’t have to worry about driving in a different country with different road rules.
The metro system in many countries is usually very inexpensive and effective. I’ve gotten lost more in NYC than using foreign metro systems.
Q: Where do you want to travel to next? Why?
My next dream destination is either Scotland or Ireland. I don’t have a real reason to visit those countries. I want to see the landscapes. Everything I’ve seen in movies or on TV makes the landscapes in Scotland and Ireland look so pretty. I want to see them in person.
I want to see the cliffs, the mountains and the lush greenery. Maybe I’ll see a castle or two as well.
Q: What has travel taught you?
Travel has taught me to be more tolerant and appreciative of other cultures and traditions. I want to learn about new foods and cultures. I love new experiences, new people and new sights.
More interviews to come. It’s really nice getting perspectives from other travelers, not matter how many times we travel.