As much as we enjoy traveling, there are times when we have no choice but to stay at home. Some people make the most of this by just relaxing and doing work at home. However, some people just can’t take their minds away from flying high and traveling to new places, to discovering locations you never imagined.
There’s nothing that can beat the real thing. But there are some things that you can do to make you feel like you’re in a different place other than your home. Here’s our list of things you can do to relieve that travel itch!
Reminisce on your previous travels
This may seem like a bad one but think about it. Frequent flyers would have gone to different countries multiple times. But think about it. Chances are you’ve visited a very limited list of places in that country. Think of the places where you haven’t visited yet and plan your next trip there.
This brings about new excitement when you visit this place again.
For example, you might have always visited the west coast just because that’s where your relatives are. If that’s the case, then plan out a trip to the east coast for a whole different experience!
Update your bucket list
Aside from planning new trips based on your past excursions, you might as well update your bucket list. There are tons of places that you can go to once you can do so. Research these places and look for those that you fancy.
It’s alright for you to dream of going to these places one day as it gives motivation for you to do your best to achieve these goals.
A bucket list is one of the best things that can give you the drive to do more. The more you place in your bucket list, the harder you will work to be able to check them off one by one.
Write about your past trips
Whether you start with a new blog or you just keep a diary for all of your travels, writing about them will help relive the experience altogether!
For those who like writing things, this is even better. Having a journal about all of your travels will accomplish two things. First, you get to have a record of your experiences. Pair that with photos and some souvenirs and you can even make a scrapbook. This is great for preserving memories for years and years to come.
Second, you get to relive your memories while you write them down. It’s fun to try and remember things and discuss them with your friends and family, but it’s very different when you write it down. You scour your memories for the highlights of your trip and you essentially find the best things that you experienced and write it down.
Writing about traveling is a very enjoyable activity, especially when you enjoy both. Try it out and see if you like it. you will hang on to this hobby when it sticks with you!
Cooking Different Cuisines
IF you have the ingredients and the passion for cooking, you might as well try cooking food from different areas in the world! It’s both a fun little experimental hobby and a possible passion project for you, especially if you like food as much as any other person!
Cooking can be difficult if you’re not proficient with it, so you might want to get the help of the rest of your family. Make it a family activity. Enjoy the time you spend cooking, and once you’re done, live a very homey yet foreign meal with your whole family!
Watch some Travel Vlogs
Probably the most common thing that those with wanderlust do while at home is to look up travel vlogs and watch these people as they explore new places. Honestly, it’s a good way of scouting for places that you would want to visit in the future.
Most of the time, these vlogs also include a short itinerary and the popular places to visit while in this country which can be very useful for those who are looking to go to these places.
Aside from that, travel vloggers often have communities that you can join to discuss many travel-related things. It opens up the possibility for people from different walks of life to collaborate and help each other travel and find travel opportunities!
Listen to foreign music
It’s interesting how foreign music influences multiple countries. One of the best examples would be Kpop. Bear in mind that there is as much music as there are countries and cultures. Interestingly enough, this diverse music would almost always be in English which you will understand.
There’s a certain charm to foreign music that most people can relate to. From Japanese Music, Ancient Chinese Rhythms, and Arabic beats, there’s just so many to listen to, so many to discover, and just as much to experience!
You’ll never know when you won’t be able to go on trips. When that happens, most people often just end up being down because of how things happened.
Either way, you should be positive and find ways to satisfy your travel itch whenever you can using any means! These things that we’ve mentioned should be enough to let you power through times when you just can’t go out!