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There are so many amazing places to visit in the world, that it’s a shame to stay at home and miss out on the many adventures available to you. However, hopping onto a plane at the drop of a hat, and jetting off to foreign climes, is something of a luxury only the privileged few can manage.
The rest of us have to make do with one holiday a year (if we’re lucky), due to a lack of money and the many commitments to our time. Yet, there are ways to scratch the itch to travel while staying at home. They may not be as much fun as the real thing, but at least you won’t have to get immunised or suffer the after-effects of jet lag. Read on to discover more.
Plan your next holiday
Stuck at home? It doesn’t mean you can’t plan your next vacation. Start making a list of your dream destination, and when you have chosen a place you would love to visit, start looking for things to do on holiday. Browse the internet and look at sites such as this one, and read travel magazines to pick up some tips. Get the heads up on hotels, activities, and travel costs, and begin to save your money.
Planning early will whet your appetite, and when it’s time to head off, you won’t be in a last minute panic as you will have done the hard work in in preparation.
Learn a new language
There’s nothing worse than heading to a foreign country and not being able to ask for directions, or having the right words to say when you’re trying to buy a meal. Learning a language online or at night school will help you get to grips with the lingo, and cut down on a potential cultural faux pas when you are touring somewhere new.
Stick on a movie
Sit on your sofa with a bucket of popcorn and soak in the travel experience from the comfort of your home. Check out our extensive list of travel movies, and get some inspiration for your next holiday. From the French vineyards of ‘A Good Year’ to the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness of ‘Into the Wild,’ you are bound to find ideas for places you want to visit, and some you definitely don’t. ‘Wolf Creek’ anyone?
Reminisce about your last vacation
Relive past experiences by digging out last year’s photos and holiday knick-knacks. You are sure to have had some fantastic experiences, so talk about them with your loved ones, or put your friends through the endurance test that is your holiday snaps, and bring those memories back to life.
Take a tour of your town
It’s strange how many people go away to far-flung exotic places, but forget about the attractions closer to home. Your town may not be the cultural hive of a foreign country, but there may be places nearby that are worth exploring. Visit local parks and museums, sample new foods in an eaterie you have never tried before, and plan a road trip to places just outside of your local area.
Pick up a guidebook from your local travel information office, or head online, and enjoy the place you live in. Who knows what you might find if you look hard enough!