Walking Tours - Are They Worth It?


As we all know, there are many types of travelers. There are travelers who just like to chill, travelers who need to follow a strict schedule and more. I see myself in many of these traveler types, but the type that calls out to me the most is the traveler who likes to get lost. This may sound cliché, but my ideal day would be spent spontaneously going wherever my feet take me. Because of this reason, I had never bothered to consider walking tours.


Besides the fact that they disrupt my usual travel routine, they can be costly and boring, right? WRONG! I've recently had to bite my tongue after going on my first walking tour in Taipei and absolutely loving it. The experience was enough to make me reconsider my stance on walking tours. If you're anything like me and feel hesitant and disinterested in walking tours, read along to see why you should consider participating in these tours during your travels.


Meaningful Insight


How many times have you strolled past a unique structure, commented on its beauty then went on with your day? With a walking tour, guides can often provide a backstory to that unique structure you were just admiring. These stories and hidden facts make the space much more meaningful, causing people to remember it more. It's no longer just some cool structure you saw. When you see it now, you see the people of that country from the past and present who interact with that space and you gain a deeper look into the country.


Move Your Body