on the beaten track

on the beaten track

Following that which is commonly used by or known to most people, as of a course, route, or trend. I know people say to be adventurous when traveling, but I like to stay on the beaten track in places I don't know very well. I generally stay on the beaten track with books. I'm not fond of reading those that get too weird or are meant for academics.
See also: beaten, on, track