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If you love to travel, it’s a safe bet that the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on you. To be sure, breaking quarantine to go on a vacation that you’ve been planning is a bad idea that puts you and hundreds of other people at risk, but there are other ways that you can satisfy your wanderlust during this time.

(Mostly) Safe Travels

If you must travel during this pandemic, there are a couple of ways you can do so relatively safely. Spending time outdoors in the countryside or on nature trails is one. There usually aren’t a lot of people in these areas, so social distancing should be easy. Even if you do encounter someone, it’s not hard to maintain your distance when you’re outdoors. There might even be some good nature trails near your home that you haven’t explored, so check them out if you’re tired of being stuck indoors.

Another way that you can travel during this time is by taking a road trip. You won’t get close enough to anyone else to spread the virus if you stay in your vehicle, and you shouldn’t have much to worry about if your destination isn’t very crowded. Just make sure to wear a mask and keep six feet away from people when you eventually have to stop for gas and food on the road.

Satisfying Your Wanderlust At Home

Of course, the best way to stay safe right now is to not leave your home at all. That might not be what you want to hear, but it’s the truth. The good news is that you can still satisfy some of your wanderlust by reading books, watching documentaries about places you want to visit, learn a new language, or learn to cook more “ethnic” dishes at home. These are all great ways to take your mind off of being stuck at home, and they might even give you some ideas of your next trip once this crisis is over.

By now, a lot of people are tired of being stuck at home, especially if they’re used to being able to travel whenever they want. As bad as this situation may seem, you need to stay strong and do your part to prevent the virus from spreading. Things will go back to normal eventually, but you can use these tips to make your quarantine a little easier until then.