One of the things I enjoy most about traveling is getting that ‘local experience’. It’s the time when you see a place through a local’s eyes; a glimpse of what it might be like to live there albeit without the drudgery of having to work. Staying with a friend is a great way to do this, and also lets you free up money that would be spent on a hotel to have some fun with.
Here are my tips to help you get invited back:
- Always leave a bottle of wine, a gift, or at least a handwritten thank you note.
- Avoid lengthy stays. As my aunt Patricia used to tell me “guests are like fish Kyle. Anything longer than three or four days and they start to smell bad”.
- Clean the kitchen or stack/unstack the dishwasher.