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The Age of Armchair Travel - part 1.

Keep your wanderlust fed and your travel dreams alive


Angus Fontaine, Travel Writer with Escape.com.au has put together some thoughts about making the most of any enforced time off the road.


Now is the time to plan. So here’s a list of armchair adventures that will keep your wanderlust fed and your travel dreams alive.


1. LEARN THE LINGO

If your next stop is a far-off land with a foreign language, tongue training starts now. Matthew Youlden of Babbel magazine speaks nine languages.

His big tips: “Know your motivation – why you’re learning, how you’ll use it – and commit. Find a partner to practise with and push each other. Talk to yourself – It’s weird but a great way to build confidence.”


Another option is Duolingo which adds an element of fun and competition to your learning and can be done on your laptop, tablet or mobile.


Available for downloading from the App Store for Apple or via GooglePlay for Android



2. BOLSTER YOUR BUCKET LIST


Get out the atlas, spin the globe and make that bucket list.

We know what it is, we kind of know what’s on it … but have we written it down?

Now is the time. Get out the atlas, spin the globe and make that bucket list of everywhere you want to go.

Kids love this exercise. It encourages big thinking, a bit of research and starts a shared plan. Who’s on the same path? Who’s on their own trip? Where can you combine and conquer. Moodboard, anyone?

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