I don’t know about you, but I’ve been patiently waiting for the day that I can safely travel again. This quarantine has made me reeeaaally miss going on vacations and exploring new places. Although nothing can really live up to that feeling of the plane landing in a new city, there are some things we can do while we wait for that possibility again. Here are 6 ways to cure wanderlust while stuck at home.
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Plan out your next trip.
There’s always so much excitement in planning a trip. Read guidebooks, watch videos, search reviews – you can make a whole binder of plans for your next trip and have so much fun doing it. Thinking about a trip to England? Check out my blog post 5 Places to Visit in England That Aren’t London!
Make a scrapbook of a previous trip.
Looking back on good memories is one of my favorite things to do. Choose one of your favorite trips, find all your photos and make a scrapbook! You can make it super simple or get really creative, and you’ll always be able to look back at all those great times you had! These travel stickers are so cute, and would be the perfect addition to a scrapbook.
Read a travel book.
Reading books can make you feel like you’ve been transported into another world. Read a book about travel and let it take you somewhere new! I personally love Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love. It’s so inspiring and empowering, you won’t want to put it down.
Make a foreign meal.
Pick a country you want to visit and bring it into your home. Many international foods can be found at local grocery stores, and there are endless recipes online from any country. Plus, you’ll learn how to cook something new and different. Check out this international cookbook by Chris Shepherd, that has easy to follow yet delicious recipes anyone can make.
Learn a new language.
Learning a new language can help prepare you for your next trip! Instead of carrying around a translation dictionary everywhere you go next time you travel, maybe you’ll be able to speak some phrases from memory. I have used Duolingo in the past and loved it. They make it easy to learn, and I had a lot of fun with it. Even if you don’t know where you might travel to next, it’s a great way to pass the time while we don’t have much else to do!
Or glamping (that’s more my type). Just a few weeks ago, I rented a cabin on Airbnb for a weekend and it felt so nice to get away, even if it was only an hour away from home. Our cabin was secluded so we were still able to maintain social distancing. It was so refreshing to be able to explore nature and enjoy this mini trip away from home. Use my link to get $55 off your first trip using Airbnb!
As we wait for the day we can travel for real again, these 6 ways to cure wanderlust while stuck at home can really help. If you have any other suggestions, drop them in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you’ve been doing to cure your wanderlust.