Some people travel. We prefer to…
Sample a Life
Feel you know this particular place. Almost like you lived here.
Stay Longer. Pack and unpack less.
Hang out with locals.
Meet people who share your interests.
Treat yourself (like it’s a vacation but without the tourist bubble.)
Plenty of stuff to do; no rules on how you do it.
No herding, no schedules but lots of things you can do when you want to do it.
Do things you like, not what the guidebook says you “must-see.
Feel like you belong from Day 1.
Feel like you’ve got a posse from Day 1.
Forget you aren’t from here.
Never get ripped off because you’re a tourist. You’re not.
Invite the local you met to have dinner at his favorite place to eat.
Buy a piece of local art from the person you painted with that day.
If it was Tuesday, that must have been Belgium.
Move everyday. Pack and unpack a lot.
Hang out with nobody. Feel out of the loop
Meet an occasional taxi driver
Eat in only restaurants; stay in only hotels. Get tired of “treating yourself”
Stay with the group. Suitcases outside your door at 7am.
Plenty of stuff to do; plenty of rules,schedules and herding.
Do things the guidebook says you “must-see”. Often wonder why.
Start longing for home.
Feel lonely in crowds.
Never forget for a minute you aren’t from here.
Worry constantly: “Did I get ripped off because I’m a tourist?”
Eat every meal with your fellow tourists.
Buy stuff in a souvenir shop you hate even before you buy it.
Click on any of these four ingredients to begin building your Sample This Life trip.
A Great Place to Stay!
Experiences with Locals
Best Ways of Getting Around
INDEPENDENCE: Food, schedules, events — all the way you like them
Delve into any of these topics…with a trusted local resident who can help you explore them.
Why Sample A Life, Instead of Traveling?
You’ve fallen in love with a spot….now you want more
You’re the kind of person who wants to know more that “10 Best Places To Live” or “Best Places to Retire” lists tell you.
You are a roamer.
You love travel but sightseeing bores you.
You hate being on the move.
You like to live your life with your mind open and curiousity at the wheel.