We are now in the middle of a worldwide pandemic as we write this article. It is suggested that we limit travel to a bare minimum, isolate ourselves, and bunker down until we have a better understanding of the situation. Especially for those of us who live for travel, this isn’t the best situation. Irrespective of whether you’re reading this because of what’s currently going on or in the future when we’ve survived everything and are simply unable to travel due to your job, family obligations, financial constraints, or anything else, here are some suggestions for what to do when you’re unable to travel.
1. Plan a staycation
Staycations are vastly undervalued vacation options. Choose a location that you’ve been to before to avoid the stress of arranging your trip. So there’s no pressure to ‘see everything,’ since you can always go back! It’s a wonderful way to gain a new perspective without spending a fortune. Make a reservation at a hotel in your local city. Make plans to visit a location that is within a couple of hours’ drive. Choose a day excursion instead if you want to save money.
2. Explore locally
3. Go for a hike
Ah, there you have it- a solution to just about every problem. When you’re angry, worried, or simply down in the dumps, take a walk in the woods. Do you have a path bookmarked on Google that you’ve meant to explore? This is the ideal moment to get started! Do you want to go searching for a waterfall? It’s time for you to take action! Do you want to escape from the chaos of the outside world? Try taking a forest bath. Getting out in nature not only improves your emotional well-being but also helps your physical well-being since it reduces stress hormone production by lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and even breathing rate.
4. Take a virtual tour
What if we told you there are hundreds of museums all around the globe that you can digitally tour? Yes, it is true! It won’t compare to the actual thing in terms of quality, but it’s a fantastic way to catch a glimpse of famous museums without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Many museums, such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and others, are available. These digital teasers will hopefully keep you entertained until you get the opportunity to see these incredible locations in person on a future trip.
5. Start planning future trips.
Just because you are unable to travel at this time does not rule out the possibility of doing so in the future. Why not get a head start on your vacation planning by doing some preliminary research? Consider where you want to travel, what you want to do there, where you want to stay, and so on. When the time comes to book, you’ll have everything set out and will be able to do it with little to no difficulty since you’ve done your homework.