As soon as it’s safe to do so, hotels, campsites, restaurants, and tourist attractions will all be hungry for your business.
You can also get out and explore your local area to satisfy their wanderlust.
You may find that accommodation options have dropped their prices.
This can mean you get way more for your money.
Your short staycation might not be in the most glamorous location ever but at least your accommodation may be classier than you’re used to!
Explore the World from Your Couch
Fortunately, thanks to the proliferation of streaming platforms like Netflix, it’s never been easier to see the world from the comfort of your own home.
There are loads of amazing travel movies and documentaries that will show you parts of our planet without you having to leave the couch.
See far away sights like the eccentric destinations of Dark Tourist, the 18,000km cycling adventure of Felix Starck on Pedal the World, and the hair-raising mountain adventures of The Summit.
One of the best ways to mentally escape has always been within the pages of a great book.
Loads of novels are dedicated to travel and through them you can transport yourself away from wherever you’ve been forced indoors.
Thanks to websites like Manybooks and Project Gutenberg, as well as mobile-friendly eBook applications like Kindle, you can get new literature without ever leaving the house.
Travel is one of the most enduring genres of literature so there really is no shortage of content to get stuck into.
Check out the 1957 Jack Kerouac masterpiece, On the Road; the jungle adventure of Percy Fawcett that is The Lost City of Z; Rolf Potts’s Vagabonding, Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries, and just about anything by Bill Bryson to get you started.
Again, it’s nowhere near as fun as the real thing but losing yourself in a great read can inspire future plans.
Who knows, you might find yourself retracing Kerouac’s steps for yourself or even zooming around South America on the heels of a certain Argentinian revolutionary!