I thought I was destined to travel the streets of Paris, indulging in pastries while sipping coffee at a quaint little café, and admiring the glistening lights of the Eiffel tower but alas, social-distancing.
Since I am currently still sulking about not being in France, I decided to enjoy all of the travel goodness from the confines of my home, sans the spending. Yes, that’s right, you get to wander and not spend much money – that’s called a win-win.
- Watch a French movie or any movie that ignites your travel bug.
- Les Misérables
- The African Doctor
- Into the Wild
- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Midnight in Paris
- Indulge in food and drinks that you naturally would have if traveling.
- Listen to music that inspires travel.
- Read a travel book that satisfies your wanderlust. Some of my favorites below.
- Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
- Where the Crawdads Sings by Delia Owens
- Lonely Planets Ultimate Travel: Our List of 500 Places to See by Lonely Planet
- My Life in France by Julia Child
- Before I travel, I like to learn a few words in the native language – oui, oui? So, why not take an online course in French or your language of choice? Learn through YouTube videos, Google Translate, or language guidebooks. It’ll be a fun activity, and you get to equip yourself for future travels.
If you are either on my boat or yearning to be out there traveling the world – I feel yah! So, just because you can’t travel at the moment, doesn’t mean you can’t bring travel to you. Let me know what at home travel looks like to you.
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