1. I completely agree with this! One of my favourite things to do is get the train to another town or city and just wander around. It makes waiting for the next big trip that much easier if we keep the travel mindset going at home!

  2. Love the way you think. Sometimes you need to give traveling the world a break. Travel your neighborhood. There are just so many places to be.

  3. I agree with this sentiment 100%. I just moved home to Australia after being abroad for three years and am really enjoying exploring the nooks and crannies of my own backyard. It’s far less exhausting than travelling!

  4. such great ideas! love all of them! especially after being home from a long and exciting trip and having that travel bug just itching away; this is so perfect! bookmarking it for when i go home!
    love your blog! you have a great tone/voice!!

  5. I think it is a great idea and can give a different dimension to ones travel. I am sure in ones own city or region there are a lot of unexplored and interesting places.

  6. I agree 100%! I think sometimes people forget that there’s so much exploring to do in their own backyard. Traveling doesnt necessarily mean going to a place thousands of miles away. Since I love to drive and go on road trips, I try to explore a nearby town every now and then.

  7. Megan Jerrard

    YES!!! to this! We’ve recently settled in Australia after having traveled relatively full time for a year, and it’s actually quite amazing the phenomenol places and destinations we’ve missed by not having explored our home town and it’s surrounds. Really focusing on local travel for the next year or so, because travel doesn’t have to mean jumping on a 20 hour flight to the other end of the world – it’s all about experiencing something new, and that can be in your own backyard too!

  8. This is great advice. I love to do touristy things in my hometown of NYC. It’s also nice to take day trips up the Hudson River valley. And we have so many different ethnic foods here to try. The one thing I can’t do is drive because I don’t know how!

  9. It seems like it’s human nature to want to travel to far-flung exotic places. And you’re so right that most of us don’t explore our own backyards! I will take your advice and spend more time around the Sunshine Coast.

    • Katie Mac

      Definitely seems like human nature to always want to go further. Here’s to many adventures around the Sunny Coast – such a beautiful place to explore too!

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