When traveling is in your blood, not your budget.
If travel is always on your mind, then you’re probably trying to find ways to leave home for a long weekend right now. It’s hard when traveling costs more than your rent sometimes and leaving your responsibilities and home unattended, even for a short time, can cause issues.
You don’t have to feel trapped, though, when you simply can’t give in to your wanderlust. Instead, you can try these suggestions to make staying in your hometown seem like an enlightening vacation.
1. Decorate your home.
Changing your surroundings can make you feel more comfortable about staying home when traveling isn’t a possibility. You can display items that you got from your earlier travels or use decorations that evoke wanderlust. Having some of the quotes listed below and pictures of places you want to visit hanging on the walls can make traveling seem more conceivable.
3. Sample different cuisine.
Experimenting with different foods at restaurants or through your own cooking is a great way to appease your wanderlust. One of the best things about traveling is sampling the unique food options, so bringing that joy to your kitchen might make you feel a bit better about needing to wait for your next trip.
4. Visit local events.
Your neighborhood might be hosting a block party with giveaways, music and free food. Or there could be a trivia or karaoke night downtown. Maybe your local movie theater is having a film festival or classic film weekend. From arts and crafts fairs to actual fairs and carnivals, your city is ripe with opportunities to entertain even the most travel-deprived person.
5. Go out and party!
Spend a night out on the town. You can explore new bars you just haven’t had the chance to visit or go back to your favorite haunts for a good meal and a good time. Remind yourself that you can have an adventure no matter where you are.
6. Watch a documentary.
Travel documentaries on Netflix or other streaming platforms feature beautiful scenery that you can enjoy from the comfort of your living room. Or your bed. Each film teaches you a wonderful lesson about life or history and, if made well, will make you feel like you’re in the wilderness along with the cast.
7. Read an engaging book.
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