If you read my blog regularly (thank you!) then you will know how much I love traveling and how I am always dreaming about new places I want to visit and discover. Apart from fashion, traveling is my favorite thing to do with my time and I have invested so much time and energy into taking big trips and seeing the world. That’s because traveling inspires me, the discovery and new experiences it brings helps me to grow and change the way I see the world and it makes me feel happy and excited about life. I honestly feel so lucky for all the incredible places I have visited so far and I can’t wait for all the future trips I plan on taking.
Right now we are starting to research for our summer trip and we are thinking Colombia in South America! So I have been reading a lot of travel guides and searching travel blogs for tips about top places to visit in Colombia. All this makes me super excited because Colombia sounds amazing! And it also brings back beautiful memories of my gap year traveling around South America! But it is also giving me pretty itchy feet and making me yearn for my South American travels right now.
I am lucky because it will only be about ten weeks until we take our summer trip but I know there have been times when there have been no trips on the horizon and my life has been consumed by day to day things and working. And in times like this its easy to feel like travel is far away and out of sync with your lifestyle. So today I wanted to share with you my five easy ideas to do when you have itchy feet and how to bring adventure into your life when you can’t travel anywhere.
Even if you don’t have any trips coming up in the immediate future always keep yourself open to the idea of traveling by doing research. Read travel magazines and blogs, save and rip out articles of places you want to visit, make a Pinterest Board of travel ideas or make a travel book of places you dream of visiting. Keeping you travel dreams in mind increase the chances of you actually making them a reality and gives you things to feel excited for in the future.
Search for new sources of inspiration by watching travel documentary’s, reading magazines like National Geographic, visiting photography and anthropology exhibitions, reading travel books and journals and watching adventure films. Following the adventures of others will open you mind and bring you inspiration for exciting things you can to do in the future.
Embrace Your Local Scene.
Find out what exciting things your local scene has to offer and make an effort to visit them in your free time. If you are really busy dedicate one day a month to having fun and take off for an adventure in your city or local area. Visit museum or exhibitions, soak up the culture in another near-by town, go hiking or cycling and explore the countryside or check out local festivals and events. You may be surprised how much your area has to offer and it will give you appreciation of the amazing place you live in. To find out about whats going on check Trip Advisors of your town, blog posts, facebook events and local magazines and newspapers.
Push Yourself to Try New Things.
Create adventure in your day to day life by pushing yourself to try new things and create new experiences. Eat out at new restaurants, take some fun classes, try new sports, experiment with cooking exotic foods, visit parts of your city you haven’t seen before. Including new things in your life keeps you feeling inspired and energized, helps you learn and grow and can even open doors to new opportunities and introduce you to new people.
Remember and feel gratitude for all the amazing trips you have always taking by finding creative ways to honor them. Create scrap books or your trips or make a photo wall in your home showing all your favorite trips and experiences. Honoring your past travels in this way will help to keep them alive and fill your life with positivity and achievement.