How to Travel
starting at home

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:

Ask Around

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.

 

Support Local Businesses

A big benefit for the community in traveling locally is that you can use it as an opportunity to support many of your local businesses. As you are going to be on holiday, you can take this as the perfect excuse to start visiting all of those restaurants, bars and cafes that you have always had your eye on but never tried out.

This is great for you in that you get to have new experiences without having to go across the world – and it also means that the community as a whole benefits a lot too, especially those specific businesses you are supporting. This is just another great reason to travel at home if you are thinking of doing so.

Get Around In A New Way

One way to see a new side of your local area is to get around it in a new kind of way. For instance, if you rarely do much walking, you might want to consider going for a hike and seeing what you can discover in the area. Or you might want to try something else altogether and take out a motorcycle.

This is especially worthwhile if you are traveling solo, and you’ll need to think about your safety and find a motorcycle accident attorney you can trust but all in all it’s a wonderful way to see a different side of things. Similarly, taking out a canal boat could be another way to do this.

Be A Home Tourist

It is very often the case that there are many tourist attractions in your hometown that you never go to see, for the simple fact that they are right on your doorstep! So maybe it is time to actually change all that, and finally go to see some of those sites that only tourists tend to see. You might be surprised at how much you learn about your home and how much fun you can have this way, and it is certainly something that is worth considering in any case.

These are just some of the ways you can travel by starting at home. You might even decide you want to do the same again next year! All in all, it’s a worthwhile pursuit.

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