Hi, I am Sabrina and I haven’t travelled for almost 3 months.
This sentence, for any compulsive traveller, feels like a reverse rehab!
So this morning,while waiting for my man to wake up and be ready to go to the beach, I decided to make a list of things to do (that I must do) while waiting for the next trip, so that I can feel better.
Sorry, I need to write down things to see them clearly, and with a blog I have noticed that they can be useful also for others, or funny at least.
So I hope I’ll be useful or at least funny for you too.
Think about the reasons why you are not presently travelling
There are several reasons why a serial traveller spends some months in no new destination.
Often the reasons seem something bad, but I think that the most of times they are not bat at all.
I’ll do my personal example:
I’ve been working hard (and I like it because I love my freelance job), I’m making time consuming projects with my boyfriend, I’ve been sparing money for projects and travels.
In my case, they are all amazing things that I’m actually grateful for. So, keep calm and be grateful.
Ok, now I already feel better.
Travel your own land
I’m sure there are so many more or less hidden corners of your home land that you don’t know yet.
Jump on a local train or on your car and reach them.
It will look like an amazing trip! I love travelling my homeland!
Salento (and the Puglia region) is amazing, is one of the most beloved summer destinations in Europe and I really suggest you to come and make a visit.
So you’ll understand why I generally don’t plan any travel vacation in summertime.
If you are looking for a luxury accomodation in Salento, allow me to suggest you the Salentodolcevita amazing villas. I love their interiors, their pools in amazing gardens, their homes with terraces overlooking the sea.
Read (travel) books
Once I was told: travel as soon as you can. When you can’t, read. Or write.
Reading a good travel book is one of my favourite things to do. No better way to travel sitting on your sofa.
Write travel stories
If you love reading about love and travel fiction, read (for free) my love and travel very short novels 😉
Well, yes; a therapy I take advantage of, while I’m not travelling, is making up stories set in the last places I have visited. This is a way to live the destination again, and creating new stories. It’s like travelling again but in someone else’s shoes!
This is the magic of writing novels: you can pretend to be 10.0000 new people in 10.000 new and old places.
Talk and dream about the next destination to go (as soon as you have money/free time/the occasion)
Yesterday night a friend of mine, the ginger that I went to Sofia with, texted me about our next trip together. Having a friend who, for the secon year, plans her vacation according to the period you can travel with her is in my opinion one of the 3 most significan ways to show true affection in the world.
So we have decided the destination and the period. We are just waiting for the BND (“book now day”). Coming soon.
Read travel blogs
Travel blogs are my favourite on-line readings. I like surfing on the web to find new ones and get inspired. Any suggetion about bad ass travel bloggers to follow?
And what do you do while waiting for the next time
you’ll do something that you really love?