In this context of health crisis, many travel restrictions and closed borders prevent us from travelling far from home. But why not travel close to home? We will explain all the benefits of traveling close to your home town!
1. You will get less lost
The first concern avoided is the language barrier! You will be able to easily read a map or ask for directions, respecting the distance of course. And, less getting lost means optimizing your time and being able to discover more things or have more time to rest. Plus, no jet lag!
2. You reduce your carbon impact
Of course, your ecological conscience thanks you; the trip is shorter. And even more so if you don't fly. And yes, a plane trip pollutes 1,500 times more than a TGV trip for the same journey and 125 times more than a car trip. A trip close to home will make you lose less time in transportation and you can enjoy it more.
3. You discover better the surrounding regions
It is the ideal opportunity to discover or rediscover the local heritage. Get off the beaten track, do the tourist places but not only! Many unusual activities or unknown places are often hidden! Learn the know-how of the region, its culture, its gastronomy, its legends... You won't get bored!
4. You will boost the local economy
The local traders and businesses in your country have suffered greatly during the crisis. Now is the time to support local restaurant and hotel owners! Anything you could have done abroad is possible close to home; eating on the terrace or take-out, sleeping in a hotel, visiting museums as soon as they reopen, seeing an open-air show, going to the market?
5. You will have fewer problems getting home
Indeed, we all know that this period of crisis is experiencing a health context that can worsen overnight. Travel restrictions can also become more severe while you are on vacation! By staying in your country, you avoid the hassle of any emergency repatriation. You will probably be less affected by the restrictions and can easily return home depending on the declared situation.