Hey friends! Whether it’s your health, money, work, kids, etc. we all know that it’s not always possible to travel as often as we’d like to. But my goal is to inspire you to make traveling a priority. However, I am fully aware that the typical person has things come up that restrict them from perusing travel, myself included. Usually, it’s an excuse, but sometimes it’s not. Often times if you’re anything like me, you begin to have travel withdrawals if you haven’t seen a new place for a while. From firsthand experience, I’m here to help you cope when it’s not as easy as it sounds to pick up and go.
Five Tips For Coping With Travel Withdrawals
Explore More Locally
I’ve lived in and/or around my city for over ten years now and just today discovered new hiking trails. It’s surprising what you can find in your own backyard. The possibilities for discovering new things are endless, near and far. That is a huge reason traveling is so appealing in the first place.Travel withdrawals are the worst - here are some tips on how to conquer them!Click To Tweet
Try Out A New Hobby
I love traveling, as I’m sure that is evident by the fact that I have a travel blog lol. However, it’s good to have multiple interests to become more of a well-rounded person. Thus you’re able to connect with more people. Having more people in your circle may allow you more traveling experiences down the road, you never know.
For me, I love reading, writing, painting, drawing, and listening to music. But your interests could include stamp collecting, rock pets, it doesn’t even really matter lol.
Plan Your Next Trip
Part of the fun of traveling is the planning, even if none of it ends up playing out the way it’s supposed to (for me, it typically doesn’t). Research places and prioritize where you want to go since options are ultimately limitless. It’s okay to plan and daydream, just don’t get down on yourself if you can’t make it a reality right away.
This might not sound appealing to most, but working allows you to make more money while restricting you from spending money. More money is made + less money being spent = more money for your travels! Whenever I have a trip coming up, I get very excited about working haha.
Spend Time With Friends and Family
In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a game night with friends/family. We all gather together, have a few (or more drinks), and play some games. We often try to have a “theme” too, like Mexican night or “Friendsgiving”. It’s just so much fun and I love being home so I can spend time with them.
Simply put, it’s okay to settle in a place for a while. While travel withdrawals are not fun, working hard and planning makes your travels a reality as well as more worth it in the long run. So it’s essential that you spend time doing those things. Spending time focusing on finding and doing other hobbies also helps you with deciding what kind of things you want to do when you travel. For example, I love nature, so I know that I want to visit places with beautiful views. Ultimately every day can be an adventure if you get creative! I would be interested to know where you’re wanting to travel to, so feel free to comment below!