20 Ways to Stay Travel Inspired When You’re Stuck in a Cubicle

Read travel magazines.

Nothing helps me get over the stuck-at-home-blues than receiving the latest edition of National Geographic Traveler. I grab a cold beer and pour over the featured articles, coming away with plenty of ideas for my next vacation.

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Get lost in travel books.

Travel narratives are a great way to go someplace when you don’t have the money or time to actually travel. Unlike most travel blogs, books are more about the place than the writer, so you can imagine yourself there.

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Fiction novels can evoke the same sense of place.

Read a fiction novel that takes place somewhere new to you. A good writer can often use the location as a character itself. “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez is a great example.

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If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

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Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.