Be brave and ask questions!

by Charlotte

My husband and I are an older couple (65 & 71) and when we first started going to Europe we took tours and soon found out that we could go there on our own. Last year we got a rail pass and traveled all over Germany.

So, my tip is to learn a little of the language and with a smile on your face ask questions. The people we talked to were very happy to give us directions or suggest restaurants. The right attitude will get you some wonderful experiences.

Comments for Be brave and ask questions!

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 20, 2014
Congratulations on Being Brave
by: Judy and Mark

Wow, Georgia…

You wrote this a while ago, and somehow we never got around to thanking you.

We love rambling around on our own. You do have to be brave… sometimes you might feel silly asking questions, but when you’re in a foreign country there are just things you don’t know.

And you’re right… most people are very helpful with directions and suggestions. We’ve even had people go out of their way to get us to the right subway station or walk to a corner to point us in the right direction.

A smile and at the very least a greeting in their language will go a long way. That, and we’ve always found it helps to be willing to laugh at yourself.

Good for you for being brave enough to get out there on your own. Tours are great, but traveling on your own gives you a whole new perspective.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Travel Tips.

Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark

Curious about what else we've written about?  Search our site for a destination or travel tip.

Protected by Copyscape Online Copyright Infringement Tool

But... We'd love to have you share this page or comment on it…
Thanks, Judy and Mark

Ready For A New Adventure?

We escape by traveling…
But there are more ways to escape. 
Work on something you LOVE…
With A Website
SBI Teaches You Everything

First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life

Timely Tips

Shoulder Season
We love travel during shoulder seasons.
September, October, November...

They're all great for travel somewhere!
Sunny Fall days with colorful leaves in the north.
Spring is greening things up in the Southern Hemisphere.

We are just back from Indonesia where we had a great two weeks just before the rainy season!

Fall foliage in shoulder season

The weather can be changeable, so be sure to pack layers and some rain gear...

See all of our Packing Lists and Tips.

Need Travel Ideas?
Things to See in Europe
Africa Calls!
Travel In America

Don't just dream about it...
Start making plans!

Custom Tour Planning List
International Travel Planning Tips
Foreign Is Fun - Not Scary!
Get Your Passports and Visas


Search MouseToursTravels
Travel questions or destination info?
Find our answers faster..


We want you to feel comfortable out in the world and on our pages - so surf away in your own language...

Updated Tips & New Travel Stories

  1. Trusted Traveler Programs and TSA PreCheck for U.S. Citizens

    U.S. government Trusted Traveler Programs... designed to get some travelers through customs faster. TSA Pre-Check gets you through security faster. What they are and where to get info.

    Read More

  2. New Orleans DreamTrip - Tried DreamTrips And It Was Great!

    We need to take a DreamTrip before we could encourage you to be a member. This New Orleans DreamTrip was our first one… and it won’t be our last. It was great!

    Read More

  3. Keys To The Castle

    A castle stay is always fun, but what if they give you the keys to the castle?!

    Read More