We all want to travel as much as we can, but alas, that’s not always possible. Even during normal times, the amount of time we can take off from work and the cost of traveling can prevent us from doing so. And given that we’re in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s just not possible to travel anyway! Fortunately, in this day and age, it’s more than possible to do a spot of traveling without leaving your home — it can all be done through your mind, the computer, and the food you eat. Let’s take a look at how.
Sure, you won’t be able to take a long walk through Paris anytime soon, but you can do the next best thing — travel there via the internet. Things like Google Maps and Google Earth are awesome ways to do a spot of exploring right from the comfort of your own home. You’ll find that these options allow you to project yourself into another country and way of life. As well as walking the streets, you can take a virtual tour through some of the world’s best and most famous museums, which often have their collections available to view online.
If you can’t travel to explore new cultures, then why not bring the culture of other countries to you? One of the best ways to do this is through food. All you’ll need is to look up some recipes from that country, and you’ll be on your way. If you have the best grilled swordfish recipe, then you’ll find it easy to get into the Mediterranean frame of mind, for example. You can take things even further by playing music from the country that you’re visiting via your stomach as you’re preparing the food/eating the meal.
Planning Your Trip
Sure, we may be unable to travel right now, but it won’t be that way forever! It won’t be too long before international travel is back on the cards. In the meantime, why not get to planning your next trip? This part is always super fun. While it’s not the same as actually going on the trip, you’ll learn a lot while you’re making your plans, and you’ll feel as if you’ve taken a short trip just by going through all the information about your intended destination.
Learn a Language
Another good way to explore a different culture is by learning the language. This can be fun, of course, and it’ll also prepare you for your future adventures. During the course of learning, you’ll also discover a lot about the countries where the language is spoken.
Documentaries and Movies
Finally, if you can’t discover the world in person, then how about through your screen? There are plenty of fantastic documentaries and TV shows that can take you on a trip without even leaving your own home. These can sometimes make you jealous, but at least you’ll know that no-one is enjoying the travel adventures that you’re watching!