Some of you may have never really experienced or have become accustomed to staying at home for weeks or months without doing anything. Yet, here we are required to stay at home to protect ourselves from the virus.
One day you are out and about with your friends and family, searching for places you can visit and planning for your next vacation trip. Then the next day, everything changed.
Fortunately, you can still satisfy your desires of traveling the world and feeding your curios minds at home.
Here are 5 ways on how you can travel the world and expand your horizon in the comfort of your home:
1. Engage in virtual tours.
A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of images or videos, so that the people can view the place without being there physically. Some tours may also include other multimedia elements such as sound effects, music, narration, and text.
Virtual tours can help expand your boundaries, explore history, learn about new cultures, and even give your mind and eyes something new to ponder about and feast on. Here are some virtual tours that you can check online:
2. Read Books.
Reading is one of the best ways to travel and explore new places because it brings the world in the pages of a book and the words written will eventually tell you a story about certain things such as culture, history, life, science and many more.
Books talk about different ideas and new things that are beyond our reach, and these ideas can stimulates your imagination and allows you to travel across the world. Books lets you experience things through words and make your imagination fly.
3. Watch Movies.
Just like books, movies can also transport people to different places. Movies/films can communicate and entertain. It is also an effective way of delivering messages that can have great meanings. It allows you to have significant realizations about yourself and the world around you.
Movies can make you engage more about the world because it is like a window to different parts of the world that people can hardly see. With movies offering impressive insights and cinematography it can fill your wanderlust and feed your curious minds.
4. Learn a new language.
Learning a new language gives you a deeper connection and a better understanding to a new culture. An increase in cultural awareness will provide you an enriched interpersonal experience. You can also interact and build relationships with people around the world when you try to learn a new language.
Learning a new language does not only allow you to explore a new culture it will also make you appreciate and respect cultural values.
5. Cook meals from a different country.
Food is an important part of a culture. Traditional cuisines are past down from one generation to another. It serves as an expression of a cultural identity. Every country has its own unique cuisines that somehow reflects its values, history, lifestyle, and beliefs.
And with globalization, it is easier now for everyone to have access to cuisines from different countries that allows people to experience the culture of a country even if they are not there physically.