Greetings (again), everyone! Welcome back to part two of today’s blogging extravaganza. If you missed today’s earlier post (making up for Monday’s lack there of), no worries! You can find it here. Today is not Monday, though. It is most definitely Tuesday. So, let’s get this Travel Tip Tuesday show on the road.
A couple years ago I had the wonderful privilege of hosting some dear friends from out of town. I was living near Los Angeles, California at the time, so naturally they asked if I would be their “tour guide” and show them the highlights of SoCal, including but not limited to Hollywood, downtown, the beaches, etc. I assured them that I could and began to think of all the places I could take them. I came up with an itinerary of typical tourist attractions to visit in LA, but to my surprise, I had never actually been to half of them! (AKWARD…) We decided to proceed in our adventuring, despite my inability to be the most excellent tour guide for our trip. Thus, in addition to showing my guests the gems of LA living, I also had the wonderful opportunity to be a “tourist” (in my own city!).
Now pause for a moment. Have you been a tourist in your city?
Yes, it may sound a bit bizarre at first, but traveling does not always have to entail going someplace entirely new and different. Sometimes the best places to visit are right under our noses! More often than not, our cities become all too familiar to us. We commute through them, live in them, meet amongst them, but do we know them? Perhaps not as much as we think.
So when you consider your next travel destination, why not try adventuring at home? Sure, you’ll feel silly, but trust me when I say you can have a lot of fun without going very far. If you need to get out of the house for the weekend, book a hotel room for a “stay-cation” of sorts. Whatever works for you! Do some research on the touristy spots in your stomping grounds and even bring a camera along to take some fun photos. Just get out and explore the place you call home! It may surprise you.
Have you ever had a “stay-cation”? What was your experience? Feel free to comment below! It is always a pleasure to hear from you! Cheers! 🙂