What to do When You Can't Travel

It happens. Sometimes life gets in the way and you find yourself stuck in one place longer than you hoped. And it certainly doesn't help when your Facebook feed is overrun with people you know jumping across the globe. It's not fair, but there's absolutely no point in dwelling

Times like these are rough. But y'know what, there's no point in dwelling on it. Instead, clear your Saturday and make way for Wayfare date night.

Here's what to do when you can't travel.

1. Where in the world are we going tonight?

Close your eyes and pick, where are you craving to explore? Where have you dreamed of escaping to? What culture fills you with excitement? Take your time. It's ok, I'll wait...

2. Research the local cuisine

Food is a pretty satisfying way to experience a new culture. And what's better, is you can bring the food to you. Even with very little cooking experience, you can surprise yourself. Starting on Pinterest, what food would you love to try from this musical destination of yours? Is it a piping hot curry from India's south? Or a comforting bowl of Napoli fettuccini? Good some recipes to cook yourself a feast.

3. Bring the destination to you

The best way to cook alone is by turning the music up and moving to the beat. Jump on Spotify or YouTube and find a playlist that emulates the destination you're eager to explore. Make sure the music is as outrageous as possible! I'm talking Mexican hat dance outrageous. Once you've got the music sorted, get cooking. Turn it up, dance it out, make a mess and enjoy the cooking process. And hey, if anything burns, who cares – you're on vacation!

4. Feast

Preferably with a bottle of wine of course.

5. Start exploring the world in the comfort of your own home

Now that your belly is full and your cheeks warm, it's time to fly around the world. I've found the absolute best way to ease a bad case of wanderlust is to binge watch travel movies. So, here's your set list for tonight...

Tip: If you don't have access to any of these movies, but you've got a decent Internet connection, try Googling the movie name followed by 'VodLocker'. It's a free streaming website and it's got just about everything.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

First off, we're going to follow Water Mitty, a man who's found himself stuck in the monotonous routine, until he's pushed to step outside of his comfort zone on a journey across the globe, where of course, magical things happen.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Follow three brothers as they travel across India on a train in an attempt to rekindle their relationship with each other. It doesn't get any better than Wes Anderson, a story about family and the colours of India.

Lost in Translation (2003)

Even in a chaotic city like Tokyo, you can find yourself completely lonely. Watch as Bob and Charlotte, two completely different people stuck in one absolutely foreign city, build a touching bond with one another.

Tracks (2013)

Be transported to the Australian breathtaking outback. Follow Robyn as she attempts a 1,700-mile trek across the unforgiving landscape of West Australia's desert.

Into the Wild (2007)

We've all had a moment where we've just wanted to leave it all, and get off the grid. Come learn one of life's most valuable lessons with Christopher as he goes into the wild.

Eat Pray Love (2010)

We're going to end our journey on a happy note. Let's join Elizabeth Gilbert for four months in Italy eating and enjoying the simple pleasures of life, three months in India in search for our spirituality, and a year in Bali to find some kind of balance of it all – or to simply fall in love.

6. Fall asleep in front of the tv

Movie marathons were made to fall asleep mid-movie.


Tell me, how do you cure the travel bug?