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Armchair Travellers: A complete guide to things you can do at home

Armchair Travellers A complete guide to things you can do at home

If you are a person like me – a travel junkie & finding it difficult to stay put for a long period of time, then this is worth a read! We come across situations where we are compelled to stay at home, even if we don’t want to, it could be due to finances, commitments, and now a global pandemic, where almost all travel hotspots are either on lockdown or under strict travel restrictions. So, here are some of the things that you could do to break the stride & even kill boredom.

GOING THROUGH TRAVEL BLOGS & SOCIAL MEDIA

Reading is always a decent method to keep yourself occupied, and by reading blogs, you’re gaining a whole lot of genuine facts as it’s mainly based on real life travel stories. To add, this is also a great way to support freelance travel writers & keep the travel trade alive! All while you set yourself up for a virtual tour of the destination you wish to explore.

Spending time on social media platforms are also a great way to get all the information you need in one place, but it is highly addictive and could be mis-informed.

Therefore, keep in mind that all platforms need different measures all the time.

HAVE A GOOD READ

Reading a book in the good old fashion way is a wonderful way to get inspired. If it is still possible for you to go to your local library (yes, they still exist!), it could be a major source of getting incredible reading material. If this is not an option during an infectious pandemic, you could always use an online library. So, get cosy, find a comfortable seat with equally good lighting and read away.

THE WORLD TO YOUR KITCHEN

Experiencing food from around the globe is one of the main reasons you travel. There is a smorgasbord of different cuisines that we could try out in our very own kitchens. You don’t have to be a Michelin star chef to rustle up a mouth-watering dish, with the internet you can do wonders and prepare to bring a tantalising recipe to life all by yourself.

DINE OUT INSIDE

So the food you’ve just prepared could dine in style –  all you need is a little bit of imagination and creativity… to create the perfect setup for a world-class meal that’s fresh out of your own kitchen.

LEARN A LANGUAGE

If you like different cultures and new languages, this could be the perfect time to put effort into learning a new language that you’ve always wanted to use. Since time is in your favour, make sure you put it to good use. There are plenty of apps that are a mere click away from teaching you everything you need to know.

VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS

The perk of taking a virtual tour is that you don’t have to stay in line! No queues mean you could just tour the museum at any time that seems to please you.

TRAVEL MOVIES

Here’s your opportunity to catch up on the lost hours of some great travel inspired movies. Whisk off around the world by downloading a film or two from our new best friend – the ‘internet’. 

LISTEN TO WORLD MUSIC

Try out the diverse music soundtracks from all around the world. There’s much more beyond the Born free & Lion King soundtracks. Make it a point to try out music from all around the world.

PRACTICE ON YOUR PHOTO SKILLS

Practice on your photography skills, brush up even without any experience. Creativity has no limits, find things in your house to spruce it up a bit and learn the methods of natural lighting changes during the day. Practice taking portraits and self-portraits. This is your chance to be a pro at taking those selfies

PLANNING ON YOUR TRAVEL EXPERTISE

Have you fallen in trouble by booking with the wrong travel agent? Always make sure to make your bookings through a reliable travel agent. Check out travel reviews and do your research for good travel websites.

PLAN YOUR FUTURE TRIPS

We know nobody can travel right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan your future trips. So, relish, research, read and enjoy.

ORGANISE YOUR TRAVEL SYSTEM

Don’t worry, this is not going to be the end of travel, it will be up and running in no time. But if you’ve have you put off any travel tasks, then this is the time to sift through them; fix any travel items that need fixing. Re-arrange all your important travel documents and create your own travel checklist and be ready to travel the world when it reopens.

CATALYSE A MASTER TRAVEL CHECKLIST

This would be the ideal time to create the ultimate travel checklist, such as a packing list. So, utilise this period to figure out what should be on your lists and be ready for travel as the world is open!

WORKOUTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Exercise is vital for you to keep up with your physical and mental health. Since you’re stuck at home, it doesn’t have to be your same old workout routine. How can you change that? Plenty of online exercise tutorials such as Indian yoga, Chinese Kungfu & the Spanish Flamenco.

BECOME A PRO IN WRITING

Have you ever wanted to jot down your travel memories? Tell stories and inspire others about travelling or just simply want to pen down your travel stories? Here is your chance to start your own blog or even be a guest writer on other travel blogs.

BE PROTECTIVE ABOUT YOUR PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH

Going through isolation can be difficult, but it is important to look after yourself. Make sure you exercise, get dressed, eat well, be creative, limit negative stories and news. Do household chores and call someone or just spend time with your family. Just take in the positivity and be happy!

As soon as the world is back on its feet and open for travel, select a destination you’d like to travel to and call us or email us at Travel Center, will be sure to give you a prompt service!

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