4 Ways You Can Feed Your Passion for Travel While in Lockdown

As large portions of the world and its population are currently being placed in lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s only natural that people are starting to go stir-crazy. It sounds simple enough - “stay home and flatten the curve” - but after a few days with the kids and your significant other, it can all be a bit much. If you happen to have a passion for all things travel-related, being stuck indoors can be even tougher. There’s a good chance you’re busy daydreaming about all the travels and adventures you’d rather be having.

Stay at home right now, sit on a tree real soon. We will get through this 
Well here’s the thing, just because you are currently in lockdown, it doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to feed your passion for travel. It just requires a bit more creativity on your part. Here are some great ways to itch the travel bug and make it through lockdown.

Start Planning Your Next Adventure

There is absolutely no reason you can’t use this time for planning and research, in particular, planning your next big adventure. There will be better days to come, and eventually, the world will find its balance again and borders will once again be open. So rather than wait until that point to come up with a travel itinerary, you can start your research now. That’s not to say you should go ahead and book anything - it just means you can start the planning process.

We will all go back to experiencing amazing adventures soon.
Let’s say, for example, you’ve always wanted to try a backpacking adventure. Well, this would be the perfect time to research the best backpacks out there, as your back and shoulders will thank you. Or maybe you’ve been wanting to experience a tour of Europe that is based on cuisine. Again, this is the ideal time for research. By taking these steps to research and plan, at least you can feel like you are working towards your next adventure.

Explore Museums from Around the World – from Home

The National Museum of Natural History in Manila
If you happen to enjoy museum tours then there’s a way to feed that passion at home too. Did you know that some of the top-rated and most popular museums around the world feature virtual tours that you can do online? Sure, it’s not as good as the real thing, but what a fabulous way to explore the various museums safely from your own home. You could make a point of “visiting” a different museum each day of your lockdown, giving you something new to look forward to each day.

Strap Into Some of the Most Thrilling Rollercoasters

One of the many roller-coasters in Canada Wonderland. Source: Wikipedia
Speaking of virtual experiences, there are also a number of big theme parks that have posted virtual tours of their rollercoasters and thrill rides. Take, for example, Canada’s Wonderland, Canada’s largest theme park. The park has uploaded virtual rides of all its coasters, thrill rides, and family rides to its YouTube site, allowing everyone at home to experience the thrills. They suggest you play it on a big screen TV and crank the volume for the ultimate rider experience.

Binge Watch Travel Series

Of course, binge-watching is also something that plenty of people are doing right now - whether through their cable provider or their streaming service. There are all kinds of fabulous travel series worth checking out that can also feed your passion for the time being. Examples include Somebody Feed Phil, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Street Food.

No Need to Feel Confined

We will all get back to traveling again after we get through this health crisis
While it’s natural to feel confined during lockdown, the fact is that these ideas will help you to let your mind relax and travel to these faraway places, all while safely remaining in your home.