Fear not fellow travel enthusiasts, we are here to help you! A staycation can be fun as you will explore places you have previously overlooked, however there is a way you can recreate those faraway feelings without leaving your house.
Feet Do Travel share a few easy and simple ways of how to get that travel feeling at home.
We find that a large part of experiencing another culture is through their wonderful food. Wherever you have travelled in your life, you have probably tried dishes which make you mouth water, sometimes just by thinking about them! Tapas from Spain or cheese fondue from Switzerland.
With the wealth of recipes available online, and foreign food aisles in our supermarkets, it is now easier than ever to recreate your favourite cuisine at home. Whenever we start to miss Indonesia we always cook our favourite go-to Indonesian dish of Nasi Goreng. It immediately transports us back to those hot sunny days, and white sandy beaches of the Gili Islands.
Look online for your favourite foreign dish recipes and try your hand at making them. For example, Thai Green Curry from Thailand is very easy to recreate at home, and not only is it extremely fun do, you’ll find the results extremely worthwhile. Cooking your favourite dishes will help stave off your wanderlust for just a little longer.
Part of the beauty of experiencing other countries is seeing all of the weird and wonderful fruits in local markets. Some may be great, and others not to your liking, but all can be made into a delicious and super healthy Smoothie Bowl or Fruit shake.
Since visiting Bali we have been fans of smoothie bowls, which are basically bowls of blended exotic fruits topped with more fruit, granola, healthy chia seeds, nuts, coconut and so much more. You can tailor your own smoothie bowl to suit your taste, even adding peanut butter for that extra tasty naughty treat.
These days, supermarkets are awash with fruits from faraway lands, so why not make your own shake or fancy smoothie bowl using Star Fruit, Dragon fruit, Bananas, Papaya or kiwi. When in the Philippines, we fell in love with their super sweet mangoes which are now the main ingredient in our smoothie bowls. Experimenting is all part of the fun, and using fantastically foreign fruits will help you dream of faraway places. You won’t be disappointed!
If you are not feeling inspired to make your own, buying some pre-made, healthy, organic pressed juices may be for you. Check out this website for some ideas, inspiration or see what might appeal to you.
Nothing inspires deep thoughts or invokes memories like a decent cup of coffee. Most coffee lovers have their favourite roast or blend, and it’s so easy to buy a good coffee these days at one of the many popular coffee shop chains or new independent vendors. You’ll find that most of these coffee shops and most supermarkets sell your favourite blend or beans to buy and enjoy at home.
Choosing how you will make your coffee is almost as important as the coffee itself. Do you like to manually grind you beans then use a French Press? Or do you prefer your blend to be pre-ground and use a coffee filter or percolator? How about a machine that can do ‘Bean to Cup’ as featured by Anthonys Espresso?
However you like to brew your coffee, the taste and smell of the right blend is sure to make you imagine sitting in a little café in Venice, Italy, or a fancy coffee shop in Croatia. Make some time for yourself and brew your favourite cup asap!
When it is time to start your next adventure, don’t forget to care for your home while you are away! There is nothing worse than coming back from the most incredible journey, only to find a disaster waiting for you at home. We have experienced frozen and cracked pipes upon our return, which can happen so easily if you live in a cold country. To put your mind at ease check for solutions on this website which will help you travel easy, and return problem free with all your holiday memories intact.
Also make sure that your house and contents insurance is renewed before you travel, just to be on the safe side! It’s better to be prepared than sorry.
What are you waiting for? Hopefully you’ll agree that it’s easy to bring back those amazing travel memories and have a lot of fun doing it!