Believe me when I say that the need for a holiday has never been more relevant. Itchy feet are prominent, and I can’t wait to start planning my next getaway. So, I’ve rounded up the best ways that we can travel to our favourite destinations from the comfort of our own homes.
To help keep the travel dream alive, a lot of destinations are setting up virtual ways to visit their incredible sights and attractions. From an interactive ride on the tallest roller coaster in Orlando to watching live artist home sessions in Nashville, it’s never been easier to check out your favourite hot spots. You can even live stream from Canada where the Northern Lights have been seen frequently recently and take part in a bucket-list experience in your own home. You’ll even find a lot of zoo’s are doing live streams, where you can learn all about their incredible animals.
Cook Your Favourite Cuisine
Remember those amazing tacos you had? Or that awesome paella from that trip back in 2015? Why not try to recreate your favourites foods from destinations across the world. Being transported around the world as you enjoy the cuisine from the places you love the most. It gives you plenty of time to practice and perfect it! Why not even facetime your friends or family and all make something from a different country?
So, it might not be quite the same, but why not visit your favourite destinations on Google Earth? Relive that moment from that epic family holiday you took, or the awesome backpacking adventure you went on. We’ve all searched our own houses on Google Earth (why is it we all do that?!), so instead search for that hidden beach spot you found in Greece. Even better, why not get the kids involved and make it a geography lesson!
Get Your Read On
A good book is a cure for most things, so grab a travel-inspired piece and settle down for the day in a cosy corner in your home. From The Good Girls Guide To Getting Lost to The Beach or even Land Of Lost Borders: A Journey On The Silk Road, a book can be just the thing to help feel your escapism need and bring some inspiration to your next travel destination. You could even set up a virtual book club with family or friends and discuss it over a video call; not only is it educational but it helps you stay connected too.
With a bit more time on our hands, it has never been better to catch up on the travel-inspired documentaries. Why not check our Race Across The World and witness couples try to get certain points in the world without flying, making sure to hit checkpoints along the way. Or why not check in with the nation’s treasure and binge watch a David Attenborough series? Pedal the World sees Felix Starck on an 18,000km bicycle journey across 22 countries.
And if that doesn’t quite do it for you, grab the tent and get camping in the garden! It’s a hard time right now, but with a bit of creativity and imagination, you can bring the world to your home.
If you're looking to start planning your next getaway, get in touch with your Personal Travel Consultant today!