Feet itching to get out on the road again? Been back home for a while since your last adventure and desperate to start the next one? If your travel piggy bank isn’t quite up to the task of flying you off on the next big trip just yet, don’t let the travel bug get its claws into you – combat the desire to run away from home with our top tips on how to beat it.
You might find an overgrown woodland path leading to a garden you never knew existed, or stumble upon a beautiful historic building you’ve never noticed before.
After all, these things happen on the road all the time – and that road starts right outside your house.
Why not take a helicopter or hot air balloon flight over your home city, or try a new adventure sport in your nearest national park? And there’s nothing to stop you from posting pictures on Facebook, just as you would if you were on the other side of the planet.
Put it out there and you might be surprised how excited people get – everywhere is a travel destination to someone after all.
Ask your friends if they’ve been anywhere new to eat lately, check out what the guidebook says about your hometown, or just take the plunge and step through the door of that local café you’ve always thought looked a little bit different.
You might just trick yourself that you’re in Spain or France as you grapple with the difference between masculine and feminine – and you’ll be all the more prepared for your next trip too.
That needn’t mean jacking in the job and selling the cat, it can just be a weekend away to whichever destination has the cheapest flights.
If you can’t stretch to that, it’s time to think about who you know. Got a friend somewhere you can hardly pronounce? Have family in a distant land? Heard of an old school friend who’s upped sticks? Maybe it’s time for a visit…
Get inspiration for your next trip with our ultimate bucket list. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to buy travel insurance before you go. Featured image Pixabay / CC0.