Vacations give people something different to look forward to. It’s nice to know that you’ll soon have a break in your routine and discover new experiences, but it’s not always possible. If you can’t afford a trip, it isn’t safe to take a trip, or you can’t make one work with your schedule, you can learn how to vacation from the safety and comfort of your home to recreate a similar adventure.

Use these tips to make your next vacation happen without leaving your home. You’ll get complete control over your budget and what you do, so you and your family don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Listen to New Music

You might dream about lounging on a sunny beach while your hometown shivers through the coldest winter months. Instead of paying for expensive plane tickets and hotel rooms, you could listen to beach music while you relax at home instead. Playing music from different parts of the world will make you feel like you’re in a new destination without costing a dime.

Play International Games

Board games are another way to immerse yourself in a different culture. Find assorted games that use playing cards or dice to entertain your loved ones and teach them a new form of entertainment.

Certain games could also help everyone get off the couch. When your kids learn to play kongki noli, they could move the fun out to your garage. It’s the perfect place to play when it’s too cold outside, especially if you make your garage more livable by installing an insulated door. The insulation will retain more generated heat and lower your electricity bill while expanding where your family can hang out during the winter.

Visit a Virtual Museum

Traveling is special because you see new sights and international treasures. You can still do that at home by visiting a virtual museum and touring the exhibits from home. Many museums post 3D tours of their collections to reach more people through their websites. See which museums have artifacts or displays that interest you or your family so you can vacation from the safety and comfort of your home.

Make a New Drink

When you go on vacation, you might visit interesting bars to celebrate your trip. Instead of paying for overpriced drinks, you can make international cocktails at home. It saves money and doesn’t require expensive traveling.

Want to share the fun with your entire family? Splurge on fancy glasses and make non-alcoholic multicultural drinks with cute paper umbrellas or twisty straws. They’re perfect for afternoon snacks or big family dinners.

Dine on International Cuisine

Consider where you’d want to go on vacation and serve food from that destination at home. If your family loves the meal, they’ll be more excited to visit that culture when travel becomes possible. If you run out of ideas, explore your heritage with food to learn more about the family that came before you. You might find inspiration from it and trace where they came from so you can visit those places later on.

Get Creative With Loved Ones

You can vacation from the safety and comfort of your home with easy tips like these. Get creative with your loved ones by asking where they’d want to travel. Combine your ideas to recreate those trips at home so you never feel like you’re missing out on new adventures.

Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

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