Over a year without travel has definitely been tough for me as a travel lover, which is why Iâ€™ve been slowly finding small ways in which I can still bring travel into my life without having to stray too far.
Although it may sound ridiculous, one of the best ways Iâ€™ve been able to remind myself of the joy that travel can bring is through creative dates with my boyfriend.
Whether weâ€™re recreating some of our favourite travel memories or planning our dream trip together, itâ€™s so much fun to remind ourselves of one of our favourite passions, even when we donâ€™t know when weâ€™ll next be able to do it.
So whether youâ€™re planning another date night with your partner or youâ€™re thinking of some quirky date ideas for people youâ€™ve met on free dating sites over lockdown, adding a little bit of wander into your dates is one of the best things you can do to cure your adventurous heart.
Recreate One Of Your Favourite Travel Memories
One of my favourite things to do during all three of the lockdowns has been to recreate some of my favourite travel memories. From recreating a campfire in the garden just like my trip to the USA to sitting in the hot tub and pretending Iâ€™m back in the gorgeous Villa Sofia in Croatia, itâ€™s easy to pretend youâ€™re in a whole other world from the comfort of your own home. Obviously, itâ€™s not EXACTLY the same, but thereâ€™s nothing wrong with a little magic, right?
Cook A Meal From Your Favourite Trip
Similarly, cooking a meal that you remember from your trips together is another great way to transport yourself to another country for a few hours. Weâ€™ve done this a couple of times and itâ€™s so great to relive your memories together while cooking something new.
Plan Your Dream Trip Together
Planning trips is one of my FAVOURITE things to do and with all this time in lockdown, I have found myself planning lots of hypothetical trips. Although I know I may not be able to go on all of them just yet, having a couple of ideas in mind has certainly kept me going. The best thing, however, has been sitting down and planning trips with my partner. We pick a destination, plan out all the details and before you know it, weâ€™re already picturing ourselves living out our ultimate dream. USA road trip, here we come?
Watch A Movie That Is Based On Travelling The World
If h not feeling creative and you want to spend the evening relaxing, finding a movie that focuses on travel is a great idea. Whether youâ€™re spending another night at home with your partner or youâ€™re hosting a virtual watch party with someone you met on a local dating site like Hertfordshire Dating, you can spend the evening pretending youâ€™re in a whole other world.
Create A Playlist Of Songs From Around The World And Pour Yourself A Few Drinks
Who doesnâ€™t love a good drink and a dance? One of my all-time favourite things to do when travelling is to get drunk and go dancing in a random bar. Luckily, this one isnâ€™t too difficult to recreate at home as all you need are some questionable drinks and a cracking playlist. At least way, you can even crawl back to your bed when you need to too ðŸ˜‰
Although we donâ€™t know when weâ€™ll be able to travel again, there are so many ways to turn the ordinary into something special. So, where will you let your date nights take you?