When you love to travel, having your planned trips put on hold can be incredibly frustrating. Not knowing when you will be able to go abroad again can leave you with itchy feet and feeling restless. While some foreign travel has now resumed, there is still a lot of uncertainty, last-minute changes, and confusing advice to follow. If you want to stay occupied until you can start exploring the world again, why not give some of these ideas a try?
Take Up A New Hobby
Hobbies are an excellent way to keep busy. If you have interests you have always wanted to try but have never got round to making this possible, this could be the ideal time to do it. There are tonnes of hobbies to try, from creative activities like painting and sewing to outside activities such as gardening and hiking. Although starting a new hobby may not hold the same level of anticipation and excitement as visiting another country, it is certainly a great way to try something different and develop some new skills in the process.
Taking up sports, especially team sports, can be a great way to feel part of something and fill the gap left by your usual travels abroad. Being in a sports team will help you burn off some restless energy, relieve your stress, and bring new excitement and focus to your life. When you are part of a team, this brings a fun social element too, so there will be opportunities to meet new people, which you may miss if you are used to exploring new places. If there are no sports teams in your area, you could look for like-minded people keen to join a team. Choosing a team kit can be a lot of fun, too; think of it as the chance to design PE kits you would have been happy to wear at school! Then you just need to start training together and decide on your team name.
Make Detailed Travel Plans for the Future
If you want to stay busy but can’t get travel out of your mind, why not start making detailed plans for your future trips? Planning the ultimate trip is a great way to indulge your love of all things travel-related. With time on your hands, you will be able to sit down and work out an itinerary dreams are made of! Plus, you will have plenty to look forward to when travel restrictions are fully lifted.
Create a Travel Journal
Looking back on your past trips and creating a lasting memento of them can be a lot of fun. Gathering your photos and souvenirs is a great way to remind yourself of all the places you have visited. If you have loads of pictures on your phone that you have never got round to sorting out, why not get some of these printed and put them in frames or create a travel journal filled with tales and photos of your adventures.