Coronavirus may have temporarily put your villa holiday plans on hold. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge your love of exploring the world. Here are 5 travel-related activities you and the family can enjoy at home during this period:
1. Sort and print your old holiday photos
If you can’t get away right now, why not take a trip down memory lane instead? Now’s a great time to finally sort through those hundreds of holiday snaps gathering digital dust on your phone or camera.
After you’ve picked out your favourites, you can get them printed to display around the house. You’ll find all sorts of fantastic photo products available to order online – from canvases, calendars and fridge magnets, to cushions, mugs and even chopping boards!
2. Learn a new language
Always wanted to take up Spanish or refresh your Italian? Here’s the perfect chance to work on your foreign language skills before your next villa holiday. Not only will you impress your friends and family, but you’ll find it easier to communicate with locals who’ll appreciate your efforts to speak their lingo.
There are plenty of ways to start learning from the comfort of your sofa, like mobile apps, online courses and YouTube. And many of them don’t cost a penny.
3. Discover your dream holiday destination
Why not spend some time checking out all the amazing parts of the world you could jet off to for a future villa holiday? From Croatia to the Greek Islands, we have 19 fantastic destinations for you to choose from.
Each one has its own unique culture, history, cuisine, natural beauty and things to do. So get researching and start planning!
4. Find some handy new travel accessories
Love a good gadget? Then head online to browse the latest accessories designed to make your overseas adventures that bit easier. There are loads of useful gizmos that’ll save you time, money and hassle on your next villa holiday.
How about some packing cubes that banish messy suitcases once and for all? Or a collapsible reusable water bottle so you can stay hydrated on day trips and protect the planet at the same time? Have a look and see what’s out there.
5. Get competitive with a travel-themed game
Sometimes you just can’t beat a good old-fashioned head-to-head at the kitchen table. Whether you want to build a railroad or traverse a desert, there are countless travel-themed games out there to keep everyone entertained.
Or for the ultimate in fun, why not nominate a Travel Quiz Master and test the extended family’s geographical knowledge in a group video call? Split into teams and let battle commence!