Do you have a deep passion for travel but find yourself unable to embark on journeys? Here are a few imaginative ways to channel your wanderlust and express your affection for exploring, all within the confines of your own home.

If you’re travel-obsessed but are unable to travel. here are a few ways you can cure your “travel bug.”

Explore the world, at home.

1. Dive into your box of travel treasures

Does anyone else have a chest full of travel trinkets? Mine is stuffed full of everything from postcards, ticket stubs, or just little knick-knacks I’ve found along the way. This is the perfect time to go through it! I honestly had no idea what was in mine, until I took the time to really go through it. You may be surprised at some of the things you find, and the memories associated with them.

This ripped piece of paper doesn’t look like much, but it is one of my favorite travel souvenirs, and it was free! I found this piece of paper on the streets of a lovely little town in Cuba. I don’t know why I picked it up, or really why I even kept it but it’s one of my favorites.

2. Learn or perfect a hobby

Learning a hobby like photography, videography, or (travel) blogging are amazing hobbies to help you complement your love for travel.

3. Read that Travel-Inspired Coffee Table Book

We all have that travel-inspired coffee table we impulsively bought but haven’t read. Now is the perfect time to read it!

How to cure the travel bug at home

4. Catalog your travel photos.

Consider buying a hard drive to store all of your travel pictures. If you don’t have many photos, a flash drive will work as well. Once you have your storage device, create folders for each of your destinations. This has helped me massively in terms of organization and may put you at ease to know where exactly your pictures are.

5. Start a scrapbook or print book of your travel photos

Scrapbooking has always been something I enjoy. There is just such satisfaction in having all of your memories collected in one place. It’s also a fun thing to look back on with your friends and family. If you don’t have the patience for scrapbooking, organize a travel print book on Shutterfly.

6. Learn a new recipe from your favorite destination

My kitchen may not look like Thailand, but it can smell like it! Trying making goulash from Hungary, scones from England, or a Greek salad from Greece. Traveling has definitely expanded my imagination in the kitchen. Trying new international cuisine has kept me connected with learning about other cultures even I’m not traveling.

Easy Spicy Thai Noodles

7. Read a book about a journey

If you are missing traveling, this book will take you all around the world and show you how you can grow by exploring. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho is the perfect read for a time like this.

How to cure the travel bug at home

8. Explore somewhere new

Throw a dart on a map or dive into wanderlust Pinterest and discover a new destination you’ve never thought to travel to.

9. Start a journal

I’ve kept a journal since I was twelve! Writing is really therapeutic for me, and a great time capsule for my thoughts for certain milestones in life. Pictures are what you want people to see, but writing is how you really feel. Keep up with your journal on your next adventure to remember your travels.

Thanks for reading! I hope this post has helped you come up with ideas on how you can cure your “travel bug” in the comfort of your own home. I’d love to read in the comments below what you’ve been doing at home to feed your wanderlust.

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