Local Bucket Lists – Small Pockets Of Fun!
For those of us that love to travel, a bucket list is a great way of organising our future travel plans and making the most of the many amazing experiences available all over the world.
As travel lovers, we often dream of our next far-flung destination and forget to appreciate the near surround. There is no harm in planning and organising a far away trip but local bucket list activities can hinder us from ‘wishing away” our time, while waiting for that to arrive! Creating a local bucket list can be a fun way to appreciate everyday life and “travel” without boarding a plane. It can be affordable, achievable and small pockets of fun! Here are reasons why every travel lover should have a local bucket list...
Train The Brain
Creating and organising a local bucket list can be easy but let’s face it, you’ve probably done the obvious local sights to death. Or, you can take up the challenge and do a bit more research and put a little bit more into it.
It takes a bit more effort and brainpower to come up with more amazing ideas of what to do or when friends and family visit. Some might do Sudoku to keep the brain fit but activities planning can be quite a good brain workout, plus everyone involved will get the fun! Out-of-town visitors are a great excuse to try something new and you’ll need to take it up a notch if you get some that visits you often.
Be A Lean Mean Coupon Machine
Unless you’re lucky enough to be retired or have a generous annual leave allowance, then you’ll need to be smart to make the most out of your holidays.
If jetting off for a long weekend isn't an option, there are plenty of local adventures you can go on without wasting value time travelling, so start your local bucket list by seeking out nearby attractions that take an hour or so to reach and you'll always have somewhere worth visiting if you're at a loose end.
Everyone loves a good deal so why not let coupons help you plan your local bucket list? Sites like Groupon, Wowcher, VoucherCodes etc. presents many deals based on activities and locations. Browsing and filtering through their websites can yield plenty of ideas and a full year of affordable fun, if you plan ahead and catch the deals that suit you!
Be A Tourist & Uncover Hidden Gems
You might have lived in the area for years, but you’d be surprised at the number of hidden gems available for travellers that are right on the doorstep. From striking building, areas of natural beauty and heritage country estates, you don't need to go far to find something interesting in your area.
The internet is a great place to start your local bucket list search, and you’ll be surprised at the number of great places and experiences available that you likely never even knew existed.
And if you live in a city, you may be in for a surprise as we tend to be routine creatures, ever embracing the familiar… not necessarily a bad thing in general, but it’s far from challenging or rewarding for a local bucket list with the idea of adding new experiences.
Be a tourist in your own hometown and do touristic things. Touring your own city energises you and opens up your eyes to things that often go unnoticed or sights you never cared to pay attention to. Notice how when you travel abroad, that some locals know more facts and figures about your own country than you? This is why?!
Support Your Local Community
Travelling locally and using cafes, tourist attractions and transport networks all help the local economy and keep people in jobs, so by creating a local bucket list, you’re doing your bit to support local businesses and the people that run them too.
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