How to travel the world without leaving your home...

JUNE 22, 2018

As summer holidays approach, all anyone can talk about is going away to beautifully warm countries with wide sunsets and an abundance of culture to explore.

But many of us will be mourning our lack of travel plans, staying at home and wishing we were somewhere else. However, there are many ways for us to feel like we're on holiday, all whilst remaining in our living rooms.

Try new activities

One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing different cultures, but even if you aren't in a different country, it can be very easy to recreate this feeling.

If you are really interested in one particular place, then do some research and find out what traditions are important to the people who live there and incorporate it into your home life. For example, if you love France and French cuisine, then you could find a French cooking class, or if you love the idea of Las Vegas gambling and high life, try out online casinos.

These are wallet-friendly alternatives to jumping on a plane, especially if you can find special offers such as a slots magic bonus offer of up to 200 free spins that cut the cost of your holiday fantasies.

Explore your own home

Most people live in their town or city for years and years and often don't fully explore them. Every hometown is stuffed with hidden gems, all you have to do is find them, and you will soon feel the excitement of discovering new things that comes with travelling.

Whether it be a beautiful café, or a small independent shop, or even just a patch of land that you never knew existed, you can feel as if you're on holiday just by experiencing the world closer to home.

Talk to new people

Another amazing thing about going on holiday is the people you meet. Unique and varied, the company you keep when travelling inevitably changes who you are and the way you view the world.

This can be recreated to an extent just by talking to new people in your vicinity - you can try out a group activity with like-minded people, such as joining a book group, or you can dive in at the deep end and do something you have never considered before, and you will definitely end up meeting people that teach you and broaden your mind. This is also a brilliant way to make friends as well, and you'll always be the better for it.

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Go to local festivals/events

Simply surrounding yourself in a new environment will make you feel like you are far away from home. If you go to say, a food festival, you will be treated to the best products that your town has to offer, and you're likely to find something you have never seen before.

Music events are amazing for immersing yourself in an experience and providing you with amazing entertainment (one of the best parts of holidaying is watching local or famous performers!).

Understandably, some areas will offer more events than others but even if you have to drive for an hour or two, you can achieve amazing results for a lot less money and have a great time doing it.

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Contact Franchisee Natalie Major
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Johannesburg email address natalie@homefoodandtravel.co.za