What do you love most about traveling? I like the feeling of freedom from my day-to-day routine, freedom from pressures, and largely freedom from stress! Additionally, the experience of seeing new sights, meeting new people, and immersing myself in another culture.
So how do you get that without actually traveling? My favourite way is to read a excellent book. It can be an old favourite, or a new experience, but it has to pull me in and keep me there so snuggly that I can not even think about anything else! My whole body says,”Aaahh.” Then I get excited about what is going to happen next. The atmosphere and adventure of another time and place could work its magic to make me feel I have left my own home and flown off to some terrific new experience.
My latest favorite book for that sort of”travel without travel” is Adventures of a World-Traveling Scientist by Stanley Randolf. Imagine discovering secrets of cultures that are odd, bizarre animal species, new views (such as”after your Spirit Voice”), and terrifying minutes just around the corner! From China to Rarotonga, I sensed very-well-traveled, like an aristocrat from earlier lore.
Then there is foreign film with subtitles in your first language. You may end up thinking differently about life after viewing something which occurs in another land.
Another way to travel without traveling is through finding new civilizations right at home! Or nearby, if you’re able to get to a bigger city. Most cities have at least one ethnic restaurant that will not only function new-to-you food, but will delight you with a unique atmosphere or art and music, and possibly even entertainment native to the owner’s original culture.
However, books are the best to me, because I don’t have to consume the unknown cuisine when it sounds really awful, but I can pretend I’m still open to it. And with a good imagination, books can make you fly away to lands unknown with a joyful freedom of heart and soul!
Imagine yourself in which you want to be. Wherever you long to go, if you read about it, you will have a better sense of being there than with video, though that may help. Simply consider not just how it would seem for you, but how it might smell, sound, feel emotionally, and even feel physically when your feet hit the sand, or your hand touches a very old stone. It can become very real and truly become a”mini-vacation.”