If you are someone who loves traveling and exploring new places, then being stuck at home for long periods can be a challenge for you.
I understand this as I am happy if I am outside my home, even if it is going to the local market. Anything different than daily life makes me happy.
So, whether your bank account is not allowing you to just pack your bag and leave for the place where you want or maybe you are at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you must have found yourself unable to satisfy your wanderlust.
However, do you knew that there are some activities that you can do right from your home or couch whichever is preferable to you?
Seems interesting? Read on…
I have put together some of my top tips on how you can get the feel of traveling but right from your home.
Take a virtual tour to satisfy your wanderlust
If you love traveling, you must be aware that there are many travel shows on the internet to binge on. Several really good content creators traveled far and wide and tell about their experiences in the form of videos or podcasts.
You can see the blogs on ‘Best travel Series to watch in time of this lockdown’ and ‘Few movies to satisfy the wanderlust in you’ to get a list of the shows you can watch.
If you listen to podcasts, https://themusafirstories.com/ has a great collection of them.
Some worth mentionable youtube channels:
Get a taste of far away cuisine right at your home.
One of the best things about traveling is getting to try the local food. When you are not traveling, you can look-up the recipes of the foods of those places and try them at your home.
Indeed at the first, it might not be the best, but someday, you can surprise people with your cooking skills.
Also, you can order some of the foods to be delivered to your home from the restaurants that offer them.
Read a book on travel experiences.
Several travelers pen down their experiences in the form of books and right now, it is the best time to upgrade your bookshelf and of course your vocabulary. Get the book that you want and read it.
You can also include travel magazines and travel blogs on this list.
Some of the books, magazines, and blogs that you can read are:
The Shooting Star: Blog and book
MSK Blogs: Blog
Terrestrial Astronaut: Did you forgot about me??
Outlook Traveller: Magazine
Into the Wild: Book
Hopping Miles: Blog
Tale of 2 Backpackers: Blog
Do some travel-related home décor.
Isn’t this the best time to redecorate your room for some traveler theme?
Just take up a redecorating project, or go through your old photos and get them printed to be displayed in your room. Or if you are into DIY, why not make something?
Learn a new skill
Wish you could take better photos or take those perfect cinematic shots?
Well, now is the perfect time to learn a new skill or brush-up the old ones.
Take advantage of this time to get yourself enrolled in some online courses to learn something new.
Also, if you plan to start your youtube channel or blog, right now is a perfect time.
Plan your next trip
I agree that you are stuck at home currently, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be stuck at home forever. Plan your next trip. Just find and plan that dream trip/vacation of yours down to every detail.
Even better, start saving up so that you can enjoy the trip without having to worry about the budget.
This is a great way to temporarily satisfy your wanderlust.
Take care of future travel needs
Travelling is one thing that won’t stop. It might have slowed down now, but eventually, it’ll resume again.
Now is the best time to check what are the things that need working for your future travels.
Maybe get in shape for that awesome trek of a lifetime, or maybe just get that rucksack repaired/replaced.
So, did you like the ideas?
If yes, then do comment down below. And let me know what are the activities you did to satisfy your travel urges while stuck at home.