Reality for most people means money, jobs, mortgages, children and many other responsibilities that get in the way of travelling.
So how do you live with the travel bug if you have it, and if you don't, how should you make the most of your time.
This year I'm looking to save some money, settle for a while and focus on finding more things to do back home in the UK. However, I want to avoid falling into the trap of just doing ordinary things, and instead adopt the same attitude as I do when travelling, and try the more unusual things. I want to experience the UK more as a traveller.
So, to continue with this theme, I'm going to try out a few unusual things, become more open to other people's ideas that I might have previously turned my nose up at, and maybe even attempt the concept of Microadventures and Experimental Travel.
Proving that you don't always need to fly to the other side of the world to go on an adventure, it can simply be done by changing your state of mind. Why not join me...
This can be something simple such as taking a different route to work or school, eating something you wouldn't normally choose, or picking something random off a list. Or how about something that requires a little more thought and planning, or involves a bit more adventure.
Start with one of these and keep both unusual and travel in mind:
1. Explore the area where you live from a traveller's perspective
2. Tag along with someone else's 'different' suggestion
3. Try something unusual in your capital
4. Pick something from a list
5. Plan a future trip to include somewhere or something unusual
What other ideas do you suggest?
Go on give it a try, I'll certainly be trying to involve a few friends and family members if they're up for it.
Here's what I've covered so far:
- Something unusual: take on the challenge at Escape Rooms, London
- Paddling provides and unusual perspective: try a London Kayak Tour
- 5 wheelie unusual UK experiences
- Something unusual: exploring the areas where I live with 12 things to do in Wimbledon, London
- The day I saved London from a major explosion, with Agent November
- Escape from the capital with a night in a yurt
- An unusual weekend at Open House London and my tips for planning your visit
- 10 unusual things to experience in London at night
- Endless 'unusual' experiences with: Experimental travel (Latourex)
- Experimental travel: walking London from A to Z
- 5 unusual London tours
- Something unusual for Summer Solstice: My first Microadventure
- Gingerlines Secret Island is no longer a secret #unusualexperience
- Still unusual: 7 usual things to do in London with an unusual twist