There’s nothing better than traveling ad getting to see the world around you. Whether you’re traveling for leisure or traveling because it’s part of your job, certain places you travel to allow you to see places that you’ve only seen on TV and magazines. But even in the midst of all the beauty of your travels, there will come a point where you’ll grow homesick and truly understand the meaning of “there’s no place like home.”
People have this misconception about traveling, thinking it’s this glamorous venture, and it really is for lots of people but the constant plane hopping and hotel food can get old really quick. Not only are you in an unfamiliar location but you’re in the midst of unfamiliar people. If it’s an extended business trip, then you’ll be surrounded by colleagues (but they’re not your real friends!). Bottom line is, traveling can be fun but it’s definitely not all that people make it out to be… especially when you have to travel a lot.
Growing homesick is the reason why lots of people don’t travel, outside of fear, but homesickness is no reason to not see the world around you, especially if you have the opportunity to travel. What a lot of travelers forget is that there are several ways that they can still travel the world and bring the comforts of home with them.
Those pieces of home need to be reasonable, of course… you go around hauling your favorite recliner with you from hotel to hotel but there are other, smaller alternatives that aren’t as bulky as your favorite recliner but still give you the same effective feeling of carrying your home away from with you.
Also, if you’re able to get a hotel upgrade, that will take your comfort to another level, making you feel more at home (remember, the nicer the room, the more comfortable and “home-like” your room will feel). Take a look at the helpful travel tips that allow you to bring the best parts of home on your travels.
Travel With Your Streaming Device
One of the biggest things that kill your travels is boredom. So how do you tackle boredom? With entertainment. Sure you can go to all your destination’s attractions but doing that can get a little pricey if you’re not careful… so what else can you do? Watch TV! If nothing else will make you feel more at home, watching TV sure will! But what if you’re in a particular type of accommodation where there is a VERY limited list of TV channel options? Disappointment is then written all over your face.
Well, the good news is that there have been enough travelers before you who’ve experienced this and shared their secret. So what did they do? They brought their streaming device with them. If you don’t already have a streaming device, you can browse Troypoint.com to see which device will work best for your travels. Once you have your streaming device, you can then download all the different streaming apps. Netflix and Kodi are popular options to bring that little piece of home with you on your travels.
Just Because You’re Traveling Doesn’t Mean You Have to Stop Exercising
If you’re someone who’s very active but find it hard to exercise while traveling, that’s just an excuse you’re using to get out of exercising because almost ALL hotels and other accommodations are very accommodating to health-conscious individuals by providing gyms and various workout equipment for its guests. And even if your accommodation doesn’t have a gym, you can still go outside and go for a walk or run… exercising is one thing you can bring with you from home that you don’t even have to pack for outside of athletic clothes.
Personalize Your Space
Personalizing your space is the best way to make your travels feel like home. For starters, most hotels provide their guests with hangers… hang your clothes once you get to your hotel so that you won’t feel like you’re living out of your suitcase. Secondly, bring a few pictures from home to place on the nightstands… this will at least give add a bit of a family dynamic to your temporary living space.
All in All
The key thing to remember here is that it’s all about your mindset. You have the power to change the situation you’re in, even if you are homesick. You have to have it in your mind what you want your day and entire trip to be like, according to BBC, and when you do feel yourself slipping into a sunken state during your travels, you have to pick yourself up and remember why you’re traveling in the first place.
If you can change your mindset, you can change your travels… having a few personal items from home also helps.