Top 10 travel activities you can do from home

13 May 2020

Whether it’s to discover foreign countries rich with culture and history, to take a break from the humdrum of our daily lives or visit loved ones who live miles away – travel is important to us all. However, with the world currently at a standstill, isolation and social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t still dream of travel. Now is the perfect time to satisfy your wanderlust with some of these travel-inspired activities.

1. Update your travel bucket list

Let your mind go wild and think about the next five places you want to visit if money was no object. Feel free to dream big, and when the time comes where we can travel again, you know the exact places you will want to visit first.

2. Go there on Pinterest

Create a board for each of your must-see places. You can then pin pictures of what you want to see and do during your visit. Whether it’s planning the details of where you would like to stay, packing guides, travel tips or more, search through unlimited inspiration!

3. Learn a new language

In between working from home, change things up by studying a new language. It could come in handy when you visit one of your chosen destinations!

4. Check out travel podcasts

With travel currently on hold, take a bit of time to live vicariously by listening to inspiring travel podcasts while you dream of your future adventures.

Take a look at this list we have compiled of five of our favourite travel podcasts.

5. Subscribe to travel blogs

There are a countless number of travel blogs out there, from backpacking newbies to well-founded websites ripe with travel tips and wanderlust-fuelling articles.

6. Follow your favourite Travel Counsellor on social media


 Your Travel Counsellor is sure to be active on at least one social media platform so be sure to seek them out, give them a follow and tap likes on a few posts that catch your eye

7. Reflect and share amazing adventures

You have no doubt already racked up some memorable trips, so why not share your most amazing travel pictures on social media? Just remember to tag your Travel Counsellor!

8. Organise your travel essentials

Does your luggage need a clean-up? Invested in packing cubes yet? Tidied out your toiletries bag and made sure everything is under the 100ml limit?

9. Go on a virtual tour of museums and famous landmarks

Skip the lines and take a trip through some of the world’s most famous collections and monuments from the comfort of your own home.

Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with over 2,000 museums and galleries around the world. Admire stunning Parisian Impressionist works from the likes of Monet, Cézanne, and Gaugin in the Musée d’Orsay, ogle at Van Gogh’s use of bold colours and brush work in Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, or explore the modern works of Korea’s famous artists at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea.

If world-famous landmarks are what you prefer, take virtual tours and witness the stunning Taj Mahal, or perhaps walk the opulent Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, there is plenty of sights – all of which are free and don’t require your passports!

10. Watch reruns of your favourite travel shows

Being stuck at home only heightens the importance of escapism TV and while in between exhausting trash boxsets, travel shows are a great idea.


If these activities  inspire plans for your future adventures or you have any travel-related questions, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today.

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