*Laid Back Travel Advice For People Who Hate Crowds

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Image from Mural Wallpaper via Pinterest
The tickets are booked and the bags are packed. A relaxing holiday away from the rigours of life awaits and you can’t wait. So, the last thing you want to do is spend a fortnight surrounded by throngs of people. Let’s say that it isn’t very relaxing. In fact, it’s downright stressful. People are hard to avoid altogether, and you don’t want to anyway because the atmosphere is essential. But, this post is talking about the crowds that frequent bars, cafes and restaurants, and who annex the beach. Giving these people the swerve is a no-brainer and the tips underneath should help.

Go Out Of Season
But, it won’t be as sunny or as vibrant as in the peak season. Yep, that is true yet there is nothing wrong with this realisation. For one thing, summer is too popular and it increases the cost of a holiday by a significant chunk. Plus, the weather is almost always pretty amazing and there is no need to worry about crowds of tourists. Let’s face facts – Europe, Asia, and Africa aren’t the same as the UK where there is only a week of sun per year! Rather than conform to the norm, you can jet off in September or October instead and have an amazing time all the same.

Choose A Cool Resort
The resort isn’t only about the number of people there; its location is also a factor. You see, being too close to a central hub is bound to kick off a bit of reverb. Take Hawaii as an example. Often renowned as an exotic, spiritual haven, holiday-goers don’t understand how busy Honolulu is until they land. The Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club is entirely different because it’s far enough away to avoid any heavy foot traffic. Still, at the same time, it’s close by so that you can wander into the city if the opportunity arises. A holiday is like real estate: it’s all about location, location, location.

Veer Off The Beaten Track
Some sights are too iconic to miss. Anyone who goes to Rio and doesn’t see Christ the Redeemer isn’t an opportunist. It is unbelievable and you may never get the chance again. Still, never let the big attractions monopolise your time. Otherwise, there’s a good chance that you’ll spend the days stuck behind tour buses. There is always a hidden gem, and Rio has them in spades. Dois Irmãoes is the one that is well worth the one hour trek through a modern-day favela. Don’t worry because it’s very safe.

Download Uber
Uber isn’t an app that screams culture abroad. But, the fact is that the Silicon Valley company has revolutionised the way people travel. Before, buses and inner city trains where the cheapest, most cultural option yet that has changed. Public transport may be less expensive yet it isn’t worth the hassle. For a couple of quid, you can get there quicker without standing in a sweat box. And, the outlay is minimal.

Do you hate crowds? What are the hacks you swear by on holiday?

*This is a collaborative post
*Image from Pinterest

25 comments

  1. I always try to go on holiday outside of peak time for this reason.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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  2. I personally don't mind crowds. 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | AlishaValerie.com

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  3. I hate crowds such much! It's slightly claustrophobic! And I love going away when the kids are at school x


    Joyce Lau

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  4. This is wonderful advice! I completely agree, I love to have a calming playlist of music as well.

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  5. These are great tips, thanks for sharing them. I'm going on holiday tomorrow but I'll definitely keep them in mind for future trips. I haven't read a post like this before so it was great to read it. I'm not a big fan of crowds!

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  6. this post was definitely written for me!XD I avoid crowds like hell, seriosuly I need my space and my time!!

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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  7. I hate crowds so I'm definitely taking this advice on board!

    Gemma Louise

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  8. The best tip is the one about off-season as I fin d everywhere is so much quieter! x

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  9. I definitely hate crowds. My boyfriend and I only ever go away off-season because it's also cheaper as well.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  10. I love going off season as you meet more locals!

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  11. I am not good with crowds and these are great tips x

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  12. I only mind crowds when I'm traveling to somewhere realky hot.

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  13. I think living in London as I do, crowds and crowded places just become part of life x

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  14. The off-season tip is great. I try to go off-season to avoid too high temperatures. My Irish skin can't handle over 25!

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  15. I always want to go solo traveling, but I think the crowds would be too much for me! Going off-season is definitely something I'll keep in mind xx

    Brooke | www.brookeclarke.com

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  16. Crowds literally drive me crazy but only when I'm in my home country. I weirdly don't mind them when on holidays as I feel it adds to the holiday feeling x

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  17. These are such amazing tips! I know they will help a lot of people!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  18. Great post and wonderful advice!

    Ayse x

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  19. I LOVE the wallpaper in that picture, it is SO cute! I love going on holiday at the end of season.

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  20. I definitely need to implement these tips

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  21. Love this post! Traveling off season has so many perks!
    xxx Lauren

    www.laurencarmen.com

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  22. I prefer to travel off season too! I love having the activities to ourselves!

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  23. Definitely agree with these. Prefer it to be quieter.
    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  24. Totally on board with you babe. I'm planning our 'big' holiday at the moment and we're going out of season and I can't wait.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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  25. I really hate crowds, so location is super important for me!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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