How much do you like traveling? I love the feeling of freedom from my everyday routine, freedom from pressure and most of the relief from stress! Additionally, the adventure to see new sights, meet new people and immerse yourself in other cultures.
So how do you get it without actually traveling? My favorite thing is to read a great book. It can be an old favorite or a new adventure, but it has to attract me inside and keep me so cozy that I can not think of anything else! The whole body says, "Aaahh." Then I'm excited about what's going on. The atmosphere and the adventure of another time and place can make a spell to feel that I have left my own home and flew into some great new experience.
My latest favorite book for this kind of "Travel Without Travel" is the adventure of Stanley Randolf, a world travel scientist. Imagine discovering the secrets of unusual cultures, weird animal species, new perspectives (like "watching the soul's voice"), and scary moments just around the corner! From China to Rarotonga, I felt very well traveled, like an aristocrat of an earlier tradition.
Then, in the first language, there is a foreign movie with subtitles. You may find that you are looking at something happening in another country, you think differently. But I still prefer books!
Another way to travel without traveling is to find new cultures at home! Or nearby if you reach a larger city. Most cities have at least one ethnic restaurant that will not only serve new meals, but will also delight you with a unique atmosphere or artwork and music and maybe even entertainment from the original owner culture.
are the best for me because I do not have to eat an unfamiliar kitchen if it sounds really terrible, but I can pretend to be still open. And with good imagination, books can take you to unknown countries with joyful freedom of heart and soul!
Imagine where you want to be. Beach in Hawaii? Taj Majal? Great pyramids in Egypt? Regardless of where you want to go, if you read it, you will feel more like being there than with a video, though it can help. Just think about how it would look like to you, but how it might feel, sound, emotional feeling, and even a physical feeling when your feet hit the sand or your hand touched a very old stone. It can become very real and will actually turn into a "mini-vacation."