There’s perhaps only one thing better than travelling to a place for the first time – going there for a second round.
Lonely Planet has a bucketload of advice for first-timers (in our guidebooks, mobile apps and on lonelyplanet.com) but one of the best spots for know-how is our favourite and most vocal resource: other travellers on the Thorn Tree forum.
They’ve got advice on what to do if it’s your first time in Japan or Cuba or Scandinavia or Chester or [insert destination here]. But some advice is consistent, no matter which country you’re travelling to. Here are some of the lessons they’ve learned the hard way (so you don’t have to).