Want To Travel But Stuck At Home?
Do you want to travel but are stuck at home? I assume as you´re reading my blog, you´re a travelholic like me! Unfortunately, the current crisis destroyed my Spring vacation plans, too, and I need to sit at home while isolating myself from the world to avoid getting in danger and putting others in danger. However, it doesn´t mean that you can´t travel at all! Whether there is a global crisis, you´re out of budget, or you have no time to travel, there are plenty of ways to get that feeling and satisfy your Wanderlust! Here are nine ideas about how to travel when you can´t leave home!
1. Learn A New Language
What is better than learning a new language? Myself, I speak German, English, a bit French, and very tiny Spanish! It´s enough to survive in a lot of countries! But still, I would love to have a serious talk with a local in Colombia or Cuba! So why not find ways to improve your language skills! There are great possibilities out there, and you don´t even need to go out for it! Try some apps like Babbel or italki or listen to a language learning podcast or look for an online teacher!
2. Cook Or Order An Authentic Dish From Your Favorite Country
One of my favorite things, while I´m in another country, is tasting all those different food and local dishes! Whether it´s a Gumbo in New Orleans, an Arepa in Cartagena, or a delicious CousCous dish in Marrakech, I love to taste it at least once! To find out how it tastes and, of course, if I like it! But when you´re not traveling but still have this hunger for it, why not trying to cook it by yourself? Find an authentic recipe online, get the ingredients, and start cooking! Or, if you prefer the easier way, find a food delivery service, order your favorite dish, and dine in!
3. Watch A Travel Themed Movie or Documentary
A trip without finding spectacular views, get those specific smells, listen to that local music, or soak up the vibes of a destination, is just half the fun! Watching some travel-themed movies or documentaries can get you that feeling!
And suddenly, all those streaming services are starting to make sense. I found a great article about The Best Travel Documentaries To Fuel Your Wanderlust here! It´s indeed an excellent list which I will go through myself, now that I have the time for it!
4. Read A Travel Themed Book
No worries, even if you have enough of watching TV, you can dive into the world of traveling the world. Find and read a Travel Themed Book, or travel guide, or bucket list inspiration books. I love to lose myself in the story of a good book and let my fantasy travel through that world!
5. Do A Virtual Tour
I recently found out that many museums around the world offer virtual tours through their exhibitions! Not only for museum lovers but also for those who like to step into another world! Why not tour the Louvre in Paris or the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City. Find your favorite museum on this excellent list and take a tour without leaving your couch!
Also, a lot of zoos get creative with ways to connect to their animals! They create live chats or stream live videos from inside the zoo! Find out which zoos offer tours and online programs on this list!
You can even explore the National Park in the US if you like!
6. Put Your Travel Pics In A Photo Book Or Other Travel DIY Projects
What is always an issue for me is to tidy up all the pics that I took during a trip! When I´m away for a week, it can quickly go up to a thousand photos! A lot which might not be as perfect as I would them like to be. Or that I doubled or tripled because I tried several angles or perspectives! Usually, I never get rid of them, and I leave it as it is! But now that we all are stuck at home why not getting everything in order and maybe start a little DIY project out of it! What about putting all your favorite pics together and turn them into a travel photo book! Or create your world map with photos from your trips! Or print them and use them as postcards to send messages to your loved ones! Do you have more ideas? Awesome! Let´s get creative!
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7. Get That World Scratch Map
Maybe you´re not the most creative but still want to travel although you´re stuck at home! Nevertheless, you can get that world travel feeling by getting a scratch map*! Scratch all the countries you already traveled and get stunned when you realize how far your journeys led you and what will come in the future!
8. Read Or Write A Travel Blog
Do you want a more Wanderlust mood while you´re stuck at home? No problem! Check out my Dream and Wanderland or visit other travel blogs and dive into these journeys, find ideas of where you might travel soon or what experiences are waiting for you!
Or, tell the world about your adventures and start a travel blog by yourself! It doesn´t need to be a written one. What about a podcast, vlog, or Instagram feed? There are several ways to express yourself! Just try it!
9. Research Your Next Trip
Of course, nothing is better to get into a travel mood than planning one! Even if you don´t know when to start traveling again, you can look for ideas, research your dream destination or build a bucket list! Why not set up a saving plan already! Just to be prepared for the moment that you plan that trip!
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What do you think? Do you want to travel but are stuck at home? What are you doing to satisfy your Wanderlust, although you can´t leave your home at the moment? A little bit? Please tell me your thoughts in the comments!