8 Ways to Bring Travel to Daily Life

Feeling stuck? Here are tips to help you bring the world to you!


Chiara Böhnke

Greece, Summer 2021

Chiara Böhnke, Staff Writer

I’m sure that most are able to relate to feeling frustrated, knowing that this term is the longest stretch of the academic year without a half term break. Here are some ways that you can bring travel to your daily life and ensure that you’ll remain positive and inspired to make the most of the Spring and Summer season.

  1. Make a mood board of places you’d like to travel to this summer or later in life and update your bucket list
    Pinterest is great for travel inspiration, so go ahead and use the app (or others of course) to make a list and mood board of place you’d like to explore one day! Not only will this keep you busy and inspired but will also give you something to look forward to once exam season has ended. There’s something so valuable about having a concrete list of places you want to visit and experiences you want to have one day.
  2. Appreciate the nature around you
    Get outside and begin to appreciate the beauty around you. Nature is not only good for your immune system, but the outdoors are great for your soul. Whether it’s going on hikes with your family or walks with friends this helps reduce stress and puts your mind at ease. Even going to a park or swimming in a river are such fun activities and allow you to enjoy the beautiful place mother nature has provided us with.
  1. Cook a meal from a different country
    Pick a country (maybe from the bucket list you’ve created) and research what the cuisine is there. Choose a recipe that sounds delicious and cook the meal, either alone or with friends or family. This will bring a tiny feeling of travel to your home life and will help you look forward to future trips!
  1. Camp in your garden or backyard
    As the weather is getting warmer, camping in your garden or backyard with a friend or with your family can be such a fun activity to do! If you live in the city and don’t have a space outside that you can camp in, use blankets to build a fort in your living room and ‘camp’ there!
  1. Create a travel journal using your own experiences
    Maybe you’ve never had the time or chance to make your own travel journal, filled with past experiences, so use this time to write down and decorate your journal. This will allow you to look back at all the amazing trips you’ve already been on and the unforgettable memories you’ve made. You can then share this with others and inspire them to create their own or keep it as a memory for yourself.
  1. Watch a travel inspired TV show on Netflix
    What would we do without Netflix in a world like today? Start a travel-themed TV show or documentary. Some of my recommendations include: The Kindness Diaries, The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes and Our Planet. 
  1. Read a travel related book
    What better time to catch up than reading that new book you bought a while ago, but never had the chance or time to read? These three travel-related books take you somewhere completely different and allow you to escape your own life for a while: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes; Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman.

    No plane, no problem. (Ms Hickox)
  1. Learn a new language
    There are so many different ways to learn a new language online, you just have to decide which one! There are so many different apps and websites that help you and allow you to practise whenever and wherever you want. Some of my personal recommendations include: Duolingo, preply.com and babble.com