Pack Water Bottles with You
If possible, stock up on water at the local corner store before heading out on your daily adventure. In warm destinations, tourists far too often find themselves burnt out, exhausted and dehydrated by midday. And yes, there are merchants who take advantage of this. Ever purchased a bottle of water at 2:00 p.m. in front of the shade-less Colosseum in Rome? The price for a bottle of water can be extremely high (sometimes more than $10 CDN) and at the end of a week or two, can really start to add up. Purchase your water in the morning, when the weather is cool, from a less popular area. You’re less likely to get ripped off and you’ll have plenty of fluids with you for the day.