How to Cure the Travel Bug at Home

How to Cure the Travel Bug at Home

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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Have you dreamed of accomplishing the iconic Preikestolen Hike in Norway?

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About Preikestolen

Nestled in the breathtaking Norwegian fjords, Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock, stands as an awe-inspiring natural wonder that captures the hearts of adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. This enchanting rock holds the title of being one of the most spectacular viewing points in the world, and I can vouch for that!

Here is everything you need to know about Hiking Preikestolen in Norway.

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My Preikestolen Essentials

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How to get to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)

Preikestolen hike

There are many ways to get to Preikestolen. The most common way is taking the ferry from Stavanger to Tau.

Ferry from Stavanger to Tau 

If you’re driving to Preikestolen from Stavanger, it will take approximately an hour and a half, including a ferry transfer.

Ferries from Stavanger to Tau typically run five times a day and costs vary depending on season, number of travelers, and whether or not you have a vehicle. During the weekend, they do not run as often.

Be sure to check the Google timetables as they may change depending on the day and season. Purchase ferry tickets to Tau here.

Once you get to Tau, you can continue to drive or wait for the Pulpit Rock shuttle, which will take you to the starting point of the hike.

Hike Transfers and Guided Tours

Booking a roundtrip transfer or all-inclusive guided tour can offer a stress-free, relaxed Preikestolen experience if you don’t want to worry about ferry timetables and transportation.

Check out this guided hiking tour to Preikestolen.

GoFjords has an express shuttle bus that departs from Stavanger.

Where to stay 

Preikestolen hike

Plan your stay in Tau or Stavanger. Lodging in Tau will be the closest option to Preikestolen, however, it’s a small town and there isn’t much to do there. Stavanger is much bigger and only a 40-minute ferry ride and a short drive. If you can afford to stay near the city center in Stavanger, that will likely be your best option.

Stavanger is pretty expensive, so here are a variety of lodging options for your trip.

$ – Best Western Hvaly Hotel

$$ – Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel

$$ – Lilland Brewery Hotel (Tau)

$$$ – Thon Hotel Stavanger

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Tips for Preikestolen Hike

People of all ages and with moderate physical activity can enjoy hiking Preikestolen. All you need is a light jacket, durable hiking or tennis shoes, a water bottle, snacks, and a camera! It is crowded most of the day, but the afternoon/early evening is the best time to go, as that’s when all the tourists are leaving.

Be sure to google ‘Pulpit Rock Weather’ before arranging your trip. Odds are, it will be at least drizzling when you go, but you don’t want to go in the pouring rain!

Pulpit Rock stands as an awe-inspiring testament to the wonders of nature and the thrill of adventure. Its panoramic cliffs offer an unparalleled view of the untamed beauty of the Norweigan fjords below.

Whether you are an experienced hiker seeking a challenge or an adventurer in search of inspiration, Pulpit Rock’s allure as an amazing hike remains undeniable, beckoning travelers from all walks of life to answer the call of the wild and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Have the most incredible time on your Preikestolen hike adventure.


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