Taking place every week at 11:30 (SA time), the chat is run by a few of the world's top travel bloggers, such as Travel Dudes, Roni Weiss and Runaway Juno, and aimed at getting travellers from all over the world to sharing their experiences.
How it works:
A new topic is introduced every week, so to stay in the loop by keeping close tabs on the TTOT Facebook group.
discussion takes the form of five different questions related to the
topic and will be numbered Q1 - Q5, with a couple of minutes for
responses to each. In order to respond to a specific question you will
start your answer with A1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, of course including #TTOT so
you're included in the stream.
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Today's topic: Best travel tips
Check out our favourite answers to each of the five questions:
Q1: What's the "best travel tip" people offer but never works for you?
A1. "Travel like a local". I mean, what does that even mean? Most locals leave and barely do the local things. #ttot— Roni Weiss (@roniweiss) June 11, 2013
A1 Don't have too many drinks before your flight the next day. My fault though! :) #TTOT— funrated (@funrated) June 11, 2013
A1: Get to the airport 2 hours before a flight. I always end up waiting around forever! #ttot— A Lady in London (@aladyinlondon) June 11, 2013
A1: People always tell me to be "spontaneous" & just wing it! Which is great advice - but research & planning works best for me! #TTOT— Sarah P (@sarahptravels) June 11, 2013
Q2: What are your best travel photography tips?
A1. "That place is too touristy!" Everything is subjective and relative - go where you want to go! #TTOT— Trabblr (@Trabblr) June 11, 2013
A2: Take photograps, lots of photograps, but don´t forget to look at the bigger picture too, without the camera, with your soul.#TTOT— Kristina Sternberg (@eldgosKS) June 11, 2013
A2: Take lots of pictures - you can always delete later #TTOT— Love Lee (@Love__Leeeee) June 11, 2013
A2: Try to shoot during the "golden hours" around sunrise and sunset. You'll get great light! #ttot— A Lady in London (@aladyinlondon) June 11, 2013
A2 Don't get people to pose for photos, just get a sneaky attack shot...it makes some some interesting natural photos #ttot— Wanders of the World (@worldwanders) June 11, 2013
Q3: Best travel tip you didn't follow (and are still beating yourself over it)
A2: Always take a picture with a beer in one hand. You'll be amazed how steady and straight the photo looks! #ttot— Ed Rex (@rexyedventures) June 11, 2013
A3. Layers! There is nothing worse than trying to tour Prague with chilling wind while wearing summer clothes #TTOT— qualityhunters (@qualityhunters) June 11, 2013
A3. Roaming is bad, taxi drivers may rip you off, camping is not for me #ttot— Gianni (@GianniTripTide) June 11, 2013
A3: When travelling with others, don't be afraid to do things apart - even best friends can step on each others' toes sometimes! #TTOT— CityTrip Planner (@CityTripPlanner) June 11, 2013
A3 step off the beaten path. I still find myself on the well worn road #TTOT— Rachel A Davis (@vagabondbaker) June 11, 2013
Q4: Best travel tip your mom ever gave you?
A3: "Wake up early to get the best experience". Missed out on seeing dolphins in HK cause I was sleeping in :-/ #TTOT— PlanetWildlife (@planetwildlife) June 11, 2013
A4: Write things down because you will forget the details later on. #ttot— VisitingEU (@visitingeu) June 11, 2013
A4 a travel tip from our mum - when visiting a busy place, arrange an easy-to-find meeting spot in case you get separated from friends #TTOT— Discover America UK (@discoverusaUK) June 11, 2013
A4 "If your stomach hurts, take a shot of strong whiskey or local liquor. That'll kill any bugs you might have picked up." #ttot— Yvette Cendes (@whereisyvette) June 11, 2013
A4: Make sure you come home… #ttot— Rainbow Tours (@RainbowToursUK) June 11, 2013
Q5: Top 3 things you've learnt not to leave the house without when going on a trip?
A4 A genuine smile will take you a long, long way #ttot— Iain Mallory (@MalloryOnTravel) June 11, 2013
A5: money, passeport and can opener! #ttot— Gros Mâle (@JaysTravellings) June 11, 2013
A5: Positive attitude, curiosity and spirit of adventure :) #TTOT— Hjortur Smarason (@hjortur) June 11, 2013
A5. Camera, extra batteries, plenty of memory sticks #ttot— G's travel photos (@travelphotogiri) June 11, 2013
A5. I always take my laptop, a journal, and a sleep mask. #ttot— Roni Weiss (@roniweiss) June 11, 2013