During this pandemic, travel junkies have had to get a little creative, and try to come up with ways of still getting out there and exploring despite the danger and the restrictions that we are all facing.
But one common way to overcome this difficulty is by doing the now famous ‘staycation’ – or in other words, staying close to home.
There are many reasons you might want to do a staycation, besides being covid-safe. You get to explore parts of your area you may never have paid much attention to, and gain a new appreciation of your home.
But if you are thinking of traveling in this way, you will need to make sure that you are ready for it and you know how to make it happen.
Here is a short guide on how to travel by starting at home:
You might also be surprised to discover just how many people you know who know about some fantastic options for things to do in your area and what to see. It’s amazing the kind of cool things people know about but don’t think to mention unless asked.
Asking around is a very simple and highly effective way to brainstorm ideas for an upcoming trip, and working on the recommendations of people you know and whose opinions you trust is really going to ensure that you have a great time.
Get Out The Map
An easy place to begin is by simply getting out the map of your local area and seeing what’s around. You are quickly going to notice a lot of things that you might never have noticed before, and these are the kinds of things that you should be thinking about including in your planning in order to make the most of a trip near your home.
If you like, you could even point at the map at a random place and see what there is to discover there or nearby. This kind of effect can really be powerful.