Why wait for the travel bubble?
The global shutdown of 2020 has scuttled the travel dreams for many of us. During this grinding halt we have heard constant chatter about border control & travel bubbles with many desperately waiting on the actual date when we can once again take flight.
This situation needn't extinguish your wanderlust. No matter where you are in the world there are amazing wonders to be found in your local region & now is the perfect time to discover them. Supporting our local community should be paramount in our minds & many of your local operators are ready & able to provide you with a memorable experience made even better because of a smaller crowd size.
Now is the time to see a familiar place through fresh eyes.
Start by making a list, & check it twice, to discover some bucket list items that can be reached on a road trip or a weekend getaway. Always dreamed of an adrenaline fueled adventure? Go out & do it now! Ziplining, mountain biking, boating, fishing, abseiling, kayaking... the list of possibilities is endless.
How long is it since you have been camping? Your own back garden could be the perfect space to pitch a tent, roll out your sleeping bag & fire up the BBQ for a night out under the stars. Set a pre dawn alarm to listen to the birds chorus & watch the sunrise upon a new day before heading back inside for a fresh coffee & hot shower. Plan further afield & discover out back of your own outback.
Perhaps you can go for a local walk by letting the children decide whether to go left or right. You may discover new parks or lane ways, a local river or simply enjoy the new streetscapes that you see. Find a beach further along the coast & discover if their fish & chips are as good as your local takeaway.
Take a tour of your city, I can guarantee there will be new discoveries you will be amazed by. From literary & architecture tours, walking & pub tours, ghost tours or even the discovery of your local museums & libraries will provide a better connection to the place you call home.
Have you always dreamed of attending a cooking class in Tuscany? Why not Indulge in a local class? Learn new skills as well as new ingredients & perhaps you may even make new friends. You could also plan a route that will take in local Farmers Markets, bakeries, cheesewrights & wineries for a delicious picnic lunch.
We all need to dream of exotic far flung destinations & the journeys we wish to take there. However, we don't need open borders & international flights to have a holiday. This year, for a fresh perspective, experience your home environment.