Summer vacation

Do you miss Garmi ki chutti? Here are 5 ways to bring your vacay home

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Summer vacations are the best. Travelling to a new place, trying new experiences, delectable dishes and whatnot, it’s the greatest feeling in the world. Some go to the mountains, others hit beachy locations to relax and unwind. But in 2020, all of us are homebound with no travel plans in the near (or far) future because of the novel coronavirus that’s on a world tour. Now that we’ve entered the fourth month of the lockdown, it’s getting really boring, so I thought of stuff that’ll make you feel like you’re on a relaxing and chilling vacation, while being at home. So here we go!

• Cook & Dine on exotic dishes from different countries

Two months of lockdown are enough to realise that there’s a hidden chef within all of us. Embrace that talent. Take this opportunity to try and nail how to make an exquisite dish from an exquisite land. After all, local cuisine is one of the most important parts of any travel itinerary. Pick a dish you want to make. Prepare a list of additional grocery items if you’ll need any and buy them on your next trip to the store. I, for one, have tried to make the popular Mexican dish, guacamole with fish tacos, and it literally takes me back to Mexico

• Turn your bedroom into a spa

This is hands down the best thing you could do for a soothing experience at home. Draw your curtains, light a scented candle, play some calming music and get the luxurious spa feels at home by treating yourself to some aromatherapy and essential oils. Skincare, body care and mind care–all at once minus the expense of thousands of bucks! Now that’s an appointment you can make every 15 days, right?

• Take Virtual tours to anywhere you want

Thanks to technology, you can now take virtual tours of museums, national parks, explore the Great Wall of China or even take a trip to Mars online. Plus, you don’t need to spend any money on flights, win-win! At the end of this article is a list of some amazing virtual tours that you can take without moving from your couch (or having to wake up super early in the morning to avoid the waiting lines and crowds). Double win-win!

• Dress up!

That’s the trick to doing pretty much any activity the right way. Just like you (used to) dress up for work, I’m sure you have a few special pieces of vacation clothing. Ditch your pyjamas and dress up in your chicest vacay outfits for maximum feel. It’s therapeutic, believe me! Not to mention, fun and exciting. Besides, nothing brightens up the day like a good OOTD, why else would you pack your best clothes on a trip?

• Plan a mini picnic with your fam jam

You can set up an omelette station at home and prepare some mimosas to go with it. No one’s judging ‘coz you’re on a vacation, baby! Petition to make that a family tradition even after lockdown, please?!

Link to check out amazing virtual tours :

Yosemite National Park – https://www.virtualyosemite.org/

Virtual Mars Trip –https://www.virtualyosemite.org/

Museum tours –
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en