One of the major downsides of the current, Corona epidemic is the limitation of travel. As we have entered into the realm of spring, summer is sure to follow. It can be rather irritating and frustrating; especially, when the beautiful weather is coming into being. The sun is brightly shining; hoping it gets the chance to gloss your skin. While you are able to get a taste of this honey jewel, standing outside of your home, there is that yearning of experiencing fun and sun, in traveling to different lands. Well, during this current time, that has all come to a temporary end. At least, for now.
Then again, that doesn’t mean you can not experience the essence of travel, and all the excitement it entails, when planning for a trip. Planning for trips, and envisioning all of the wonderful things you can do on vacation, is what can still connect us to the excitement of traveling. As we are working from home, or engaging in social distancing practices, getting into our creative side can kick in, when it comes to the travel world. Of course, I don’t just mean watching videos, or only looking at pictures, to highlight our travel experiences. What if there was more that we can do, within this given period of time; in taking on, further riches of the travel experience? Thinking about things we never really did, during that last vacation, or trip we went on. While being slightly immobile, we have the opportunity to take a different approach in how we would like to travel, next time. With that being said, here are a few suggestions in how you can use these current, indoor times, to add more adventure and fun to your next vacation, after corona, is over.
*Cook A Dish
For the next place, or few places, where you would like to attend, research culinary dishes from those spaces. Wearing your gloves, face mask, and disinfectant, purchase all of the ingredients from your local, food market. Buy the spices and scents, connected to those dishes. Get in the kitchen, and work your miracle for cooking.
Nothing beats a great movie! Yet, as opposed to watching mainstream, Hollywood movies, why not try something different? Do your research on local films of the spaces and places, you wish to venture to for your next vacation. Choose a romance, action, comedy, or thriller. Enjoy the storyline, and imagine how you will feel when you finally get to create your own life long film, in your travel journeys.
*Bringing Vacation To Your Home
So, it looks you won’t be able to go on vacation, this summer. Well, bring the vacation to you. And, I just don’t mean a few magazines. Choose a place that you have been dreaming to go to. Whether that place is near, or far away. Get creative. Gather those living with you, and see how you can transform your living room spaces. Maybe you decide you want to place a few tiki lights outside of your patio. Or you have decided to change up your bed spreading, and curtains, to give you a beach-centered vibe!
*Create A Scrap Book
What adds to the beauty of travel is being knowledgeable on the places you venture to. When you are able to create particular dishes, highlight certain monuments, or point out key factors in a particular culture, your travel adventures are more euphoric! Get your scrapbook together. Make it inviting and add to it, on your next travel adventure!
*Learn A New Language
One of the great escapes of travel are foreign sounds. So, for your next vacation, start learning a few words from the language of that country. Practice with your family or an online source. Imagine the fun in learning something new, and unfamiliar.
What makes travel so fun is, beauty! Why not move towards collecting beautiful artistry from all, or at least one, of the places you wish to travel to? For starters, go through magazines, or online prints, and collect beautiful scenes. Beautiful places from those foreign sites. Get a huge board, or construction paper, and glue those images onto them.
*Dress Up and Pretend
In addition to foreign sounds, dressing up in. . . something new makes the travel world, an international platter. Choose your next travel adventure and dress up (or attempt to) in one of your favorite adventure attires from that culture. Do you remember that foreign dish you planned on making? Why not accommodate that with a day of dress up, as well? Its fun and gives you ample practice for when you actually go, there!
*Craft Your Trip Away
Ah! Those good times of arts and crafts! How fun it was when we were young. Guess what? We can go right back to those times. Every culture has a craft. So, why not craft your way in? Whether its making an origami, jewelry making, or currency art pieces, get busy in creating such artistry! Transform your home into a cultural, art exhibition. When its all over, stand back with amazement, at what you have produced.
There are different ways that we can still give ourselves the vacation-type vibe, as we are getting through the corona epidemic. Being inside, or limited to one place, does not mean that we have to deny ourselves the energies, associated with vacation vibes. If we look at this from a more positive approach, we are actually preparing ourselves for a more thrilling and endeavoring vacation experience. We are getting practice in our transition; from tourists to travelers. When these given times are finished, we can have a different perspective in how (and why) we are traveling. Yes! Traveling is an having fun! Its also soul searching. When we go on vacation, and travel to certain places, we are also bringing our stories and personal, life journeys.
Vacations should propel us into our connection with other people and cultures. Travel allows us to discover new things about ourselves. That’s the essence of movement. How we react, and perform, when we are in unfamiliar (and foreign) spaces is telling! It gives us that incentive to go into deeper parts of who we are as individuals. This year, why not start with the inside, as opposed to going out. Re-defining what traveling truly means, and how we can do it better, for the next time around. After all, there’s no place like home, to start!