Incurable wanderlust. A severe case of the travel bug. Forever having itchy feet. Sound familiar? For those of us always dreaming of our next trip, how can we satisfy our wanderlust when we’re not traveling? Here are some ways that you can satisfy your wanderlust between trips – from a girl with forever itchy feet.
1. Take A Staycation
Become a tourist for a day and explore your city and surrounding areas. Between the big trips, satisfy your wanderlust with staycations. Staycations give you the opportunity to discover places close to home. They are a satisfying little taste of adventure and travel. Perfect for when you are looking for a low-cost vacation or if you can’t get enough vacation time to go far away from home.
2. Re-Live Past Trips
Looking through pictures and videos of past trips and adventures is a sure way to satisfy your wanderlust. It will remind you to be patient. It will remind you that like previous trips, your next trip will be well worth the wait. Taking a walk down memory lane always puts a smile on my face. It gives me motivation to keep saving for my next trip.
3. Start Planning Your Next Trip
It’s never too late to start planning! If you’re like me, then you love planning, researching, and imagining your next trip. The biggest problem is always where to go next, so many places to see! Researching and looking at pictures of destinations you will one day visit can help satisfy your wanderlust.
4. Get to Know Travelers and Newcomers at Home
One of the best parts of traveling can be to meet new people and learn about new cultures. You can do this without leaving home by meeting travelers and new-comers in your own country. It’s a great way to learn about other cultures and can inspire future trips.
Check online to find different international meetups or foreign language groups. They can be a great place to meet people from around the world. Or volunteer to help new immigrants arriving in your country.
5. Write or Read a Travel Blog
Either write or read travel blogs. Or do both! Writing about, and sharing, your travel experiences can be a great way to satisfy your wanderlust. This will allow you to re-live past adventures. Another benefit is being able to help and inspire other travelers with your stories and tips. Be transported to another place without leaving your desk. You’ll also get some great ideas and tips for your next trip.
6. Host Other Travelers
Finally, host other travelers. Hosting and meeting other travelers is a great way to satisfy wanderlust. Host fellow travelers through couch surfing or Airbnb. Share your city and culture with them while learning about their culture and country. You’ll probably end up meeting a future friend. And who knows, you might be able to stay with them if you visit their home city!