5 Ways To Still Travel During Lockdown
We are in the midst of a pandemic right now across the whole world. Things are really serious and scary. Lots of people all over the world are not seeing their families, had their weddings cancelled, aren't eating out and not travelling.
As my blog is mostly about travel, I thought I would share with you 5 ways you can keep your travel bug alive, even when we're on lock down.
You can read my post "How to have a killer suntan when there's no sun" here.
1) Update Your Travel Journal
This is something I never have time for usually, but now I am confined to my home, scrap booking my travels from last year is something that is keeping my wanderlust alive. It's so lovely to look back on too, or share with your friends and family for travel inspiration.
2) Plan Your Next Trip
Although I wouldn't recommend booking anything until the pandemic is completely over, there is no harm in planning where you might visit next. Use your spare time to research dream destinations, set up a savings plan to achieve it and look at activities and excursions you can do whilst your there. Set up a board on Pinterest to keep track of all the things you'd like to do post Covid-19.
3) Learn a New Language
...Or at least some key words in the local language of the place you'd like to visit next. I use Duolingo and also listen to Youtube videos in the language I'd like to learn. I have been learning German on and off for 2 years now but I have recently re-visited my Duolingo app to utilise my time to learn more of the German language, both spoken and written.
4) Get Outside
In the UK, we are allowed to leave our homes once a day to exercise. This includes going for walks, so, take your camera with you and utilise your one trip out a day to explore your local area that is within walking distance from your front door - you may find something that will surprise you! This last week, I walked my dogs out the back end of my village and found some old ruins from an Abbey that I never knew existed, and it was only a 20 minute walk from my front door!
5) Cook International Food From Home
A huge part of my travels revolves around food usually, so this one for me is a fantastic way to keep my travel bug satisfied. So far we have made a Goan curry (India), a Chow Mein (Chinese) and homemade pizza (Italy / Naples). We intend on googling some food from places we have not yet visited to see if we can make the food from home too - the next one on the list is a Pad Thai! You could even make it into a date night if you are lucky enough to be in lockdown with your partner.
Most of all - I hope everyone stays home and stays safe during this crazy time in the world! How are you keeping your wanderlust alive? Let me know in the comments below :)
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