New York, NY–Claiming to be a traveling mastermind, TikTok creator Anna Paul divulged a simple yet effective hack for making the most of any trip to a foreign city—just type a five-word sentence into a search engine.
According to a New York Post report, in a May TikTok video, Paul appealed to her followers, “I am a travel genius, steal this idea from me.”
The report noted that her advice involves a basic search engine query when visiting a new city. Type ‘unique things to book in’ followed by the city’s name, and select from a range of activities. Paul believes this can transform your travel experience beyond the typical sightseeing.
As per the report, Paul pointed out that the little activities you reserve often become the journey’s highlights. She recounted her trip to Paris with her boyfriend, Glenn, where they used the search phrase to uncover a small bakery offering a bread-making class. This unique experience, she shared, created an unforgettable memory.
“You don’t think back on the Eiffel Tower, you think, ‘Remember when we made that baguette? Why was it the best baguette I’ve ever had in my life?’” she pointed out, as per the report. “That is what makes trips so fun.”
In the report, she further mentioned that such unique activities could lead to unexpected adventures, as their bakery visit sparked an exploratory two-hour walk leading to tiny French bookstores and chocolate shops.
Paul recommended walking everywhere in a new city, as it provides a unique perspective of the locale. The encouragement to ‘look up unique activities to book’ is a surefire way to enhance the travel experience. According to her, this tip makes your trip “a thousand times more insane.”
Learn more in the full New York Post report.