When we travel, we often come back feeling refreshed and inspired. But what if you could bring some of that travel magic home with you? It is not as hard as you might think! This blog post will show you six simple ways to bring the travel vibes home with you. Not only will you feel like you’ve been away, but you’ll also learn something new.
1. Make a Travel-Themed Photo Album or Scrapbook
One of the best ways to relive your travels is to create a physical reminder of your time away. Whether it is a traditional photo album or a more creative scrapbook, filling it with images and memories from your trip will help you to keep the good times alive. Not only that but looking through your album will also give you the urge to get packing for your next adventure!
If you’re not the crafty type, plenty of travel-themed photo albums are available online or in stores. All you need to do is add your photos, and you’re good to go! This is a great way to display your travel photos without having to put them all on social media.
2. Bring Mementos Back With You
Souvenirs are a great way to bring the travel vibes home with you. But instead of picking up cheap tchotchkes, try to find something that has meaning to you and will remind you of your trip every time you see it. This could be a piece of jewelry, an artwork, or even something as simple as a keychain.
Consider what you want to see on your coffee table or shelf, and choose accordingly. For example, pottery ceramics make beautiful and unique souvenirs that can be used as decor. Just make sure you don’t bring back too much! You don’t want your home to start feeling like a museum.
3. Cook Up Some Local Cuisine
If there’s one thing we all love about traveling, it is trying new food. And luckily, you don’t have to go very far to do that. Just head to your local grocery store and pick up some ingredients for a dish you had while on vacation.
Not only will this give you a chance to relive your trip through taste, but you’ll also get to learn about another culture and expand your culinary skills. Who knows, maybe you’ll even discover new favorite food!
4. Watch Travel Documentaries or Movies
Movie night is about to get a lot more interesting. There are tons of travel-themed movies and documentaries out there that will transport you to far-off lands without ever leaving your couch.
Some of our favorites include “The Wildest Dream” (about mountaineer George Mallory’s expedition to summit Mount Everest), “March of the Penguins” (set in Antarctica), and “Baraka” (a non-verbal film that takes you on a tour of 24 countries).
But there are endless options to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that interests you. And if you can’t find anything good to watch, try looking up documentaries on YouTube. There are tons of great travel channels with hours of content to choose from. Just make sure you have some popcorn on hand!
5. Start Planning Your Next Trip
You may not be able to travel right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next trip! Use this time at home to research destinations, find deals, and get everything organized, so you’re ready to go as soon as the world opens back up.
Not only will this give you something to look forward to, but it will also help to ease any wanderlust you may be feeling. And who knows, maybe you’ll even get a head start on planning your dream vacation!
6. Read Travel Books or Blogs
Books and blogs are a great way to learn about new places and get inspired for your next trip. But they can also transport you to another time and place, all from the comfort of your own home.
So curl up with a good book (or blog) and let yourself get lost in another world.
You can even try reading (or listening to) travel books that are set in the destination you’re dreaming of visiting. This way, you can get a taste of what it is like without ever leaving your home.
There you go! Six ways to bring the travel vibes home with you. So what are you waiting for? Get planning, exploring, and most importantly, traveling! You might even find that you enjoy your staycation more than you thought.