HOWEVER. That's just not possible right now. So if you're like me, you might have to get a bit creative with the staycations (if you can even call it that). Here's a list of things I've come up with to do when you're craving a break from the monotony of the every day but can't quite hop onto the next flight to London.
Practice Photography: This gives you an excuse to go to random corners of your city/town and discover the different nooks and crannies that you might have missed the first, second, or even third time around. Also, going out at different times of the day gets you more familiar with photography/lighting techniques, which makes you feel one step closer to being a legit photographer.
Walk a different route every time: Just walk and walk and walk everywhere. You never know what you might see while on a walk, plus you're doing exercise and not being lazy, which I guess is always a good thing, right?
Look for local places you've never been: Most likely there's a few places not more than 15-20 minutes away from you where you haven't yet explored. Even if it's the tiniest town, don't hesitate to check it out!
Cafes: You can't go wrong with a cafe. I always try to visit a new one but even if I visit the same one more than once, it still feels like a special treat and keeps me in a calm and relaxed state of mind.
Get involved: Now this is where I fail most in life. It's always good to see what kind of clubs/events are happening in your area and even better when you attend. You never know who you're going to meet (a traveling buddy, perhaps? a new best friend? your future spouse?) and mingling with new people in your area is the next best thing to actually traveling and mingling with new people.
Help me out here. What do you suggest to do when you need a vacation but can't?
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