Seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling... That's only a part of the story of travel. Meeting people, making memories with them, and laughing your asses off together is another extraordinary part. The countless people we've met have all become cherished chapters in our travel book. Our Aussie friends here at the Oktoberfest in Munich are no exception! There is no cure for this condition of mine called "Wanderlust," especially when fun, wonderful people like this keep infecting me more! Share your stories of the people you've met while traveling. We'd love to hear them!
In this week's "Travel Tip," I'll share with you one last "Do & Don't" that doesn't fall squarely into either the "Do" or the "Don't" category, and that is to "Reserve or Not Reserve a Seat in a Tent at Oktoberfest." (By the way, we cover this in this week's episode of EA Radio as well as our weekly email newsletter.) There are definitely pros and cons to both.
I could compare all day, but this is supposed to culminate in an actionable tip, so here goes...
I suggest you do both! Yes, there is that option. You don't have to do one or the other. Your best bet for experiencing the entire Oktoberfest is to get a good guide. And, that is my tip! We had one and he was irreplaceable. His name is Jake and he is our preferred guide for Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle, Oktoberfest, and more. He has packages which include the learning, the tours, the history, etc, but also include the food, the beers, and the life inside and outside the tents.
When you're on any vacation, there are always times to save and there are always times to splurge. Splurging for Jake's tours should be high on your list! We love Jake because Jake helps us turn your ordinary trip into an EXTRAordinary adventure!
Are YOU ready to go to Oktoberfest? Send me an email today and let's get your EXTRAordinary vacation planned!
This week's "Travel Tip" could apply anywhere there are variations in the weather (Scotland comes to mind as experiencing all four seasons in one day), and it definitely applies in Bavaria: dress in layers!
You could easily wake up in Munich in the morning and it's chilly, but by midday, it's downright hot outside, only to get cold again in the evening. It's unrealistic to think you'll keep going back to your hotel to change, so dress in layers. This applies even more if you take a day trip to the Zugspitze. We were at the base of the mountain and it was shorts weather. We got to the top and I was shivering! Laura was better prepared and didn't feel the cold as much as I did. The silver lining to this black cloud was that I had an excuse to buy more hot bratwurst and Glühwein! As if I really needed an excuse.
Bonus Tip: Glühwein, for the uninitiated out there, is hot, spiced, red wine that Germans drink when the temperature drops but they still want to be outside, like at their wünderbar Christmas Markets!