This post was written as part of a Virgin Australia Problogger Travel Competition. Learn more here.
To truly experience a place is to pretend that you live there. Sure, you can visit all the tourist spots and follow all of the tips in the travel guide but to see how a place really functions is to live like a local.
You can get more out of travelling than you ever have before. You can leave a place with more friends and know that when you come back (even years later) they will remember you.
Here are my tips for experiencing the world like a local.