More people are travelling today. It’s likely that the stifling restrictions of the pandemic stoked a fire for exploration in the hearts of all. Yes, people are different- some people prefer normal life in their hometown, their interests are focused on the things in their static life there. They want to go on a short trip just for temporary refreshing, then return home after travel, and that’s enough for them.
But other people are travellers. They are eager to discover more and more places on our planet. And when they back home, they miss the places where they’ve been and want to plan their next adventure as soon as possible. Meanwhile, they feel bored from their static hometown life between their trips. So, are there any solutions?
A surge in holiday bookings occurred at the start of the year, highlighting people’s growing need to get out there and live a little bit. Despite all the fun adventures and adrenaline rushes there are to be had; there comes a time when everybody must return home.
Those moments can be quite sobering, especially if you’re returning to the bleaker weathered and mild-mannered UK from a place of sunshine and wonder. Many people dread slipping back into their usual routines during those moments.
Read on after the jump for some tips to help you adjust to life after travelling.
Consider a Move
A constant lust for travel might indicate that your home turf is no longer exciting you. A change of scenery is always good, but you should never actively dread returning to your old life, even if it’s not quite as exciting as all your tourist shenanigans.
Moving abroad is easier than ever, logistically. Companies like Doree Bonner International can provide support with relocating to Australia, for example. Free obligation quotes and home surveys are available. All your removal requirements will be diligently met, and you’ll arrive in Australia safely, promptly and efficiently if that’s your wish.
Moving abroad can seem like a radical way to adjust to life after travelling, but it might just be the answer if you dread the monotony of your old routine. You can gain a new lease on life and continue enjoying new experiences without being on the clock with departure times. You could also feasibly tour around the new country while remote working, meaning that your travels never have to end.
Value Your Change
Some people find that they adopt new interests and characteristics when they travel. On their return home, they make the mistake of trying to become who they once were pre-travel.
Embrace the changes you’ve gone through and do your best to live by them. Travel is about personal development, not enjoying a brief window into who you might have been if you lived elsewhere. These experiences all inform many different aspects of your character and should stay with you.
Stay in touch with your travel buddies. Talk about everything you experienced. Keep your motivation to see the world alive and draft ideas for your next trip. More importantly, realise how fortunate you were to step outside your comfort zone and live life to the fullest.
Document Your Experiences
Diaries and journals can be great for when you’re travelling. But it might be worth making more than notes on your experiences, using what you’ve jotted down as a basis for something more.
Read some of the best travel blogs for inspiration and consider starting your own. Document your experiences, publish your photos online, and revel in all you experienced during your travels. It can be a great way to immortalise everything you went through.
This effort goes beyond valuing your travel experiences. You can use your knowledge to help others do the same. If you build up a strong audience, you may even start to earn money from advertising. Get your work seen and celebrate your adventures.
Your “base camp”
This is for those who are passionate travellers and their hearts and souls are always on a trip somewhere. I have an advice for you: don’t travel constantly, back home for a while and don’t be afraid of it! How?
Think about your home as your “base camp”. Do you know what a base camp is? It is a starting point for attacking the high mountain peaks. A kind of a “base camp” is a military garrison where an army is based and go to attack various points in the surrounding area.
So, why don’t you turn your home into a base camp for “attacking” various destinations in the nearby region, country or neighboring countries? And if you want to attack more distant places, just consider a move (like the first tip above) to another place and turn it into a new base camp!
Seen from aside, it looks like nothing changes when you are at home. But in fact, this is a good mindset that can help you to remain a passionate traveller all the time.
Journey in three stages
Yes, for the passionate travellers, journeys can be in three stages. Stage one is the time when you are at home and make your preparations for a trip. It includes planning an itinerary, preparing documents, visas, booking reservations, collection useful information, etc. This stage starts from the moment when a specific trip idea is born.
The secont stage is the trip itself- this is the time when you are on the road. And the stage part- the subject of this article is the time after the trip. You are at home again. But your heart is still in the places where you have just been. What should you do?
First, think of your trip as something useful. Let it not just disappear in the past into photos and memories only, and spent money. Instead, share with others useful information, your experience, your inspiration. And to make it better, plan this stage even earlier, during the stage one- where to go, what to shot, what to try.
Traveling as a job, and job as a travelling
Again, if you are a passionate traveller and your heart is on the road, you would hate your static job in the static hometown after the trip. This is the reality. So, what can you do?
If you have to divide your life into loving part- the short trip during a vacation, and the hating part- the long static job in the boring hometown, then why don’t you try to turn your travel into job, and your job into travel? After all, if you do it, you would love your job and you would no need a vacation!
There are many different ways to do it, although most of them are not easy. One of the ways is to become a travel blogger or vlogger. To do it, you would need a lot of patience, probably two, three or more years until you turn your blogging or vlogging into a full income source. But when finally it happen, you would feel your travel as something valuable, your travel would be valuable for others, and at the same time, it would bring you the necessary income to proceed travelling.
After all, return home!
The passion for travel is good, but don’t let it swallow your life! I have heard about a man who really sacrificed his life for travel. He has left his home in Australia when he was young, and since then, he travelled constantly, for more than 40 years already. Now he is old. He is lonely. He doesn’t have a home, he doesn’t have friends, family, nobody remembers him in his hometown. He is not happy, but he can’t change anything, it is too late…
And it is because he hasn’t understand the role of a home. At least, he should think about a “base camp”, but he missed it.
So, you need your home. It can be once a year, even once in several years, but back for a while, try to be a “local” for a while, use the time for sharing, working on your travel job (travel blogging or whateven it may be), time to plan the next trip, and most importantly- time for your relatives and friends! Thus, your time on the road and your time in your hometown can be in a good equilibrium!
Check some travel books about planning a trip!
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Hi, we are Krasen and Ying Ying. Krasen is from Bulgaria, and Ying Ying is from China. We are passionate about geography and history, and we believe that the best way to experience it is by exploring the Earth in reality, not in a school, and not virtually.
So, we created this blog Journey Beyond the Horizon, where we share geographical knowledge, travel guides and tips how to experience it when you explore our planet, and a lot of inspiration.
And we wish you a happy journey, not just virtually, but most of all- in reality.