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How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Tour 

When you’re planning to go on a vacation, you’ve got several options to choose from. You can go on your own and follow an itinerary, join a group of other tourists, or hire a private tour.  

Most of the time, people choose to join a group of other tourists to save money. However, a lot of experts recommend you hire a private tour. While they might be a bit expensive, the price is extremely worth it. This is particularly true if you know how to get the most out of it. 

Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your private tours in Oahu

Ask Your Guide to Take Photos of You 

You should ask your guide to photograph your group so that no one is left out. However, you should not forget to take a photo with your guide as well. This will help you remember who you were with on this important day. 

Keep The Conversation Flowing 

Once you’ve met the tour guide for your private tour, start asking questions and chatting. For those who don’t know, your guide has a ton of information to share about the city. Learning through discussion rather than passive listening is often more pleasurable and natural. Your guide will be happy not to give a continuous talk to a silent group. 

Do Your Research 

Research where you’re going and let your guide know if there’s something, in particular, you want to visit that isn’t on everyone’s itinerary.  

Reading a novel or short story by a local author based in the area you’re visiting is an excellent method to complement this type of research. It will help you connect with the local cultural scene and inspire you to visit the locations included in the book. 

Respect the Culture 

Be respectful and open-minded about the culture of the city you’re visiting. This is something people hear a lot. However, what does it mean? To make things simple, it means accepting that things will most likely be different than they are at home – and that’s fine. Tourists who spend their whole journey passing judgment on various behaviors and cultures are more likely to grumble about their vacation than to enjoy it. 

Be Ready for Bad Weather 

Be ready for bad weather and don’t be discouraged! Unluckily, not every day will be bright and sunny. However, poor weather is an excellent opportunity to hire a private tour. Big bus tours have a hard time modifying their schedules, but your guide can change yours at any time and will have plenty of suggestions for making the most of your time in their city, even if it’s raining. You could notice something fascinating that you would have missed otherwise. 

Personalize Your Experience 

One of the greatest things about a private tour is that you can personalize it to your preferences! Take advantage of the ability to contact your tour guide ahead of time to set expectations. Your guide wants you to be interested in what you’re seeing since this is your moment. Because of this, tell your guide about your hobbies, likes, and dislikes, and he or she will be able to tailor the right tour for you. 

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Is It Safe to Travel? 

In February 2020, we started witnessing the world shutting down; people are at home, vacations were canceled, and establishments were closed. A lot of flights were canceled and travels were on hold. It has been two years since the pandemic, and now we are seeing the world recover. Now, we ponder, is it now safe to travel? 

In the few months, there is an increased count of passengers in different airlines and ships and this reflects positive news when it comes to traveling. Hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and transportation have made strides in assuring that their sanitizing and cleaning protocols ensure a safer and healthier trip for passengers.  

That being said, it is relatively safe now travel, but only keep these in mind: 

1. Use private services as much as possible. Private Services assure safer travels and transportation. For instance, when private Hawaii car service is encouraged when you go visit Hawaii since it is one of the topmost visited countries and public transportations are expected to be crowded. No matter how well protected are you with face masks and hand sanitizer, too much exposure to humans still poses danger.  

2. Wash hands, bring wipes, disinfectant, gloves, etc. Without a doubt, washing hands is the most advised preventative method of international organizations including WHO and CDC. However, it can be quite impractical in the context of traveling so we resort to alternatives: hand sanitizer, wipe, gloves, and mask. The TSA allows one container for hand sanitizer per passenger onboard flights to allow passengers to be protected all the time while on a flight. All other policies and restrictions remain the same. Disposable gloves can also be very handy and safe when traveling, although this is not highly encouraged since it contributes to waste. Choose a material that is biodegradable as possible.  

3. Choose airlines. Not all airline services are the same. Some airlines provide strict and safer preventative measures that suit your preferences, while others don’t. Also, not all block the center seat. It is better that you call your airlines directly and book your flight as early as possible to have ample time to adjust if there are changes to the flight, policies, and schedules. Moreover, make sure that you are familiar with their cancellation process and current policy changes.  

4. Scan the boarding pass. Boarding passes were always printed but since physical contact is discouraged, you can always alleviate the need for contact when you scan your boarding pass. Download the airline’s app and make transactions beforehand for anything that can be made online to avoid delays and the need for negotiations in person. Always prepare for a contact-free transaction. 

5. Be healthy. Practice making your body healthy to avoid weakening your immune system. In this way, you will not be susceptible to illnesses and viruses. Healthy practices include sleeping early and sleeping good hours time, drinking lots of water, eating healthy, organic food, and doing physical exercise as many times as possible. This alone is an effective preventative measure.  

While travels are now less restrictive, let us still practice to remain vigilant and avoid not following policies and regulations.