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How to Travel in Your Own Back Yard

Sometimes there just isn’t a way to travel. Life can get in the way. You read articles about how the only thing holding you back is you, and there are no excuses, and you feel yourself get tense. Whatever your reason is, I have good news for you. You can travel in your own city! If you want to take a few hours out of your day, there are plenty of things you can find. 
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Take advantage of tours in your area. So many cities offer walking tours, bus tours, food or wine tours etc. Find out what is offered in your area!

If you want to save a few bucks, you can also tour by yourself! Decide what you want to see, then do it! Perhaps you want to stroll through specific neighbourhoods, or check out different tourist attractions. During the summer months, festivals are also quite common. 
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If you live in a smaller town, thats okay too! Take the time to check out any local farmers markets and independent shops in the area. Explore a part of town you don’t typically see. Are there any free events like music in the park? Check it out! You don’t need to venture far or spend a lot in order to travel. 
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If you blog, be sure to write about what you see. You may be so used to your town that you don’t find much exciting about it (we’ve all been there) but someone else will love to see what you have to share! Many others haven’t had the opportunity to explore where you live, and you could be helping out potential visitors! 
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Have you had any success traveling through your town/city? Leave me some links below so I can read about them!

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6 Comments

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    Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    September 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I love this! There’s so much to see in your own backyard. We’ve moved to a new area in the past year and still feel like tourists, going off and exploring new places local to us each weekend. I’ve recently blogged about our summer staycation, a regatta in our home town and days out. There wasn’t much travel involved but I have readers all over the UK and world who may like to visit in the future. You live in a fantastic part of the world by the way! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes. Hope to see you next time!

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    Eliana
    September 20, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    You’re right! Travel doesn’t care about miles, it’s the experience itself that counts. We like to find out about new things on our neighbourhood or city. There’s always something going on if you look for it, and sometimes, or even most of the times, it’s usually free. 🙂
    #MondayEscapes

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    Allison
    September 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I love this! One of my favorite things to do is discover new places right in my own area. My goal is to become an expert of my area.

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    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    September 19, 2016 at 9:29 am

    not yet! 🙂 #mondayescapes

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    Amy
    September 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Agreed! Experiencing our own city is one of the best things we can do! And festivals are such a great way to start!

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    Amy
    September 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Agreed! Exploring and highlighting our own city is the best thing we can do! And festivals are the best way to start for sure!!

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