Most travellers spend months trailing other tourists and ticking off every restaurant, bar, and trek mentioned in the guidebook. There’s nothing wrong with this method of travel. But there is another way. Leave the tourist trail, set down some roots for a few weeks in a city of your choice and learn how to live like a local on your gap year. Doing so will lead you to unforgettable memories of that country, and the time to do more than just scratch its surface. The article “How to Live Like a Local While Travelling” was first published on GapYear.com. Find the rest of the article here.