Live Like a Local vs Living Like a Tourist

Not all long term travelers can be at Instagram worthy destinations all day every day. It is extremely expensive to live like a tourist full-time.

Instead, nomadic families can learn to live like a local in major cities around the globe.

I grew up in a major city. Tourists from around the world visited Seattle and went to the top of the Space Needle.

Landmarks and Elevated Prices

Paying $6 for a bottle of water or $5 for a bag of chips isn’t exactly a budget friendly way to feed yourself.

Hidden Gems

In travel circles it’s a subtle flex to offer suggestions of hidden gems. A hidden gem is not something you will read about on TripAdvisor or Yelp.

Making Friends

Making friends with locals will give you insider information to activities, locations, and experiences that internet research just doesn’t exist for.

Local Economy

Paying a smaller business means that money doesn’t mostly go to the landlord who is already wealthy. The velocity of your money is so much higher when you live like a local.

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