5 Reasons to Travel Around Your Home Country

There will be times when you want to scratch the travel itch but your schedule doesn’t line up right, so you can’t jet set across the globe and spend your break soaking your toes in the surf and basking in the sun. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t still travel, you’re just doing it on a smaller scale. If you want to see more of the world, why not start in your home country? 

It’s Easier To Get Around 

From a weekend getaway to a coast-to-coast trip, you’re already familiar with the roads, rules, and conditions. These all make it easier to get around compared to travelling to a country where you don’t speak the language. For many people, this approach is ideal for quickly scratching the itch because you don’t have to deal with all the extra hassle and can simply jump in the car, drive wherever you want (or take the train) and get to your destination all within a few hours. 

You Can Learn More About The History 

Every country has its history, but you might not know as much about it as you thought you did. Travelling around your home can introduce you to all the weird and wonderful happenings throughout the years. These include grisly details about mediaeval life or inspiring stories from everyday people who sparked change in their community. Even if you’re not a history buff, you will find something fascinating wherever you go. 

There Is Always Something Happening Somewhere 

If you’re unsure what to do, just pick a place and head out. You can feel confident there’s always something going on, and you can check out these events in smaller communities all over the country. Furthermore, seeking events for your hobbies, such as half marathons, festivals, or a stamp dealer convention, could give you more of a reason to travel and visit somewhere you’d never think of otherwise. 

You Don’t Get A Culture Shock 

As exciting as worldwide travel can be, it comes with a few tricky moments. Culture shock is perhaps the biggest issue many people face, but you don’t get that at home. Sure, there are a few towns and cities that do things differently (like what they call a bread roll), but that’s about as odd as things get. 

You Can Find Excuses to See Old Friends

The older you get, the more you lose touch with old friends. These could have been people you knew at school university, or your first job. Travelling the country means you have the chance to reconnect with old friends and catch up. It can feel a little awkward and might be weird, but it could also be a great chance to reminisce on your past and talk about how much fun you had back in the day. 

Home Comforts

You might feel like there’s nothing to see in your home country, but you’d be surprised. There are plenty of hidden gems stowed away all over the country, whether you take the entire day to experience everything or stop by on your way somewhere else because you want to say you’ve been there. 

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