I miss travelling. Not only travel to far off places but also being able to explore my local area. Whether that’s popping to the lakes for some archery or visiting one of our many museums. And I imagine a lot of you are in the same boat at the moment (no pun intended). But while you’re busy dreaming about all the places you could be visiting. Like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the beautiful bridges of Prague. You might be missing what’s right in front of you and all the travel experiences you can have at home.
From reliving your past travels to virtual travel and even getting in touch with nature. There are so many options to consider. In fact, the hardest part will be trying to narrow down your list! But I’m here to help with that by sharing a few of my favourites with you. And who knows maybe travelling at home will be your very next staycation?
Travel Experiences You Can Have at Home
Relive your past travels
If you’re anything like me you take 100s of photos on your travels. But how many of them sit on your phone or camera never looked at again? a lot, right? Instead, why not print off some of your favourite photos and frame them. Add them to a holiday scrapbook or memory jar. Or transform those photos into videos.
Plan your next trip
Grab a map, world Atlas, or get in touch with your local travel agent and think about where you want to head next. Once you have a destination in mind, you can start looking at hotel options, flights or things to do in the area. Which gives you something to look forward to between vacations.
Not sure where to go on your next trip? How about speaking to your family and friends, and asking them for recommendations. Or check out posts from your favourite travel bloggers. They may have ideas you hadn’t considered and will be able to share some tips with you. It’s also a great opportunity to reminisce over their travel photos as well.
Museums and galleries all over the world now offer virtual tours on their websites. So you can soak up some history and culture from the comfort of your own home. Without worrying about tourists bumping into you or getting in the way of your photos. 😉 Which is one of the reasons this is one of my favourite travel experiences to have at home!
Here are a few of my favourite museums/galleries or ones I’d love to visit in the future…
Learn about other cultures
Learn a new language
Local Wildlife Spotting
Sit in your garden, if you have one, look out your window, or even head to a local park and see what animals you can spot. In the UK, you’re sure to see many species of birds, and likely even larger animals such as badgers, foxes, or even deer. You could even take up bird watching as a new hobby.
Watch theatre, opera or ballet at home
Live streams from wildlife parks
If you’d like to learn more about animals you could also look into nature shows such as ‘Our Planet’ by David Attenborough.
Read more: Mother’s Day at Longleat Safari Park
So what about you? What travel experiences have you had at home? Have you done any virtual tours or sightseeing? Let me know in the comments.