How To Get Your Travel Fix When You Can't Travel

With everything that is happening in the world at the moment, non-essential travel is impossible. This doesn't mean we can't think about travel or plan travel for the future. After all, it's the perfect way to have some much-needed escapism from the worries of the world.

So here are some ways you can get your travel fix when you can't travel. Enjoy!

Plan a fantasy trip

When we can't travel why not plan a fantasy trip? There are numerous online sites and offl
ine guidebooks to help you, such as Tripadvisor, Trivago, and Groupon for deals, and Lonely Planet and DK make some great guidebooks. Even if you don't want to travel abroad, planning a staycation is a great idea as we have so many beautiful and interesting places in the UK. Hopefully, your plans will become a reality. We are planning to do a couple of days trips in the future and perhaps combine more than one destination, and as there are trains going to Chichester via Brighton which means we can see both places on a South of England trip. Of course, as a blogger, I must say there are some great travel bloggers and vloggers out there too for travel inspiration.  This brings me to my next point...

Watch your favourite channels

Spend a night watching your favourite TV travel shows and your favourite travel vloggers on YouTube. I know my life is better when I watch Jane Mcdonald's cruising, even if I've never been on a cruising holiday, or (don't judge) Michael Portillos Railway Journeys. Also, we love watching our favourite US vloggers for escapism too like Tim Tracker (Disney and Orlando), Here Be Barr ( New York), or Matt Bridger (Las Vegas). Of course, don't forget the channel my husband creates for our travels - Fly Drive Explore! We love documenting flight reviews and travel in the UK, Europe and the USA. Another way is to watch American sports on TV like American football or American Ice Hockey to immerse yourself in the culture. 

Learn a language

Learning a language is the perfect way to spend some time when you are not travelling. There are numerous companies that you can do this with, many online like Duolingo which is currently free to do and Babbel. In next to no time you will be ordering your meal in the local language and conversing with fluently when asking for directions.

Make a photo book

Many of us take a huge number of photos these days on our smartphones but often don't do anything with them. If you have a myriad of photos on your phone or camera, why not illustrate your travel through photo books online and get them printed out. I can recommend Photobook and also Artsy

Have a cocktail night

So you can't get to the perfect white sand beach bar in the Caribbean or that cool little spot in Italy overlooking the lake, so have a cocktail night instead and bring the holiday vibes to you. Mix up some white rum, pineapple juice and cream of coconut for a delicious pina colada or chill some prosecco and mix with orange juice for an authentic mimosa or Aperol, prosecco and a splash of soda water for an Italian inspired Aperol spritz. Check out some summer-inspired whiskey cocktails here.

Recreate a dish from your travels

Want to recreate the amazing gumbo you had in New Orleans or the Philly cheesesteak from your trip to Philadelphia, or what about the salmon teriyaki from Japan? Then recreate a dis
h from your travels to bring back that holiday feeling. Check out Pinterest for recipe inspiration or go old school and order a cookery book from your local bookshop or Amazon. 

Create a bucket list

For the ultimate fantasy holiday list, create a bucket list and fill it with the ultimate places you would love to go before you die. I've been lucky and travelled to a number of places around the world but Japan is one of the places at the top of my bucket list that I have never been to.  I would also love to cruise on the Norweigan Fjords before I die. Here are some luxury bucket list ideas. 

So here is how to get your travel fix when you can't travel. Let me know, do you have any ideas? 

*Collaborative post


  1. Thanks for this post. I'm going to go through my old photos and make a photo book I think.

  2. I've been thinking of improving my language skills for some time, you've spurred me on!