Travel local in 2021
There is no doubt that Covid times have changed the landscape of travel in 2021. At this stage, and for much of the year ahead heading for a holiday overseas to a tropical destination or some far-flung places might be off the cards. But all hope is not lost as it gives us a chance as Australians to travel locally this year. To explore our own backyards and to make memories a little bit closer to home.
Here are five top reasons to travel locally this year.
Support local business
It’s been a tough year for many local businesses and especially those in tourism and hospitality. If you choose to get away to somewhere local, you can help get these businesses back on their feet by supporting them by staying in locally run accommodation, getting your coffee from the local coffee shop and supporting local restaurants and retailers.
Go somewhere you’ve always been meaning to go
We all have those places on our list that we have meaning to go to forever, well now is your chance to throw caution to the wind and book a getaway to somewhere that might be a little bit closer to home.
Where is that place that you’ve always wanted to visit?
Take Mini Breaks
Travelling within Australia or your state gives you the ability to take a few short breaks for long weekends or a week at a time instead of a big, long holiday that you might take if you are going overseas.
So, book in some mini-breaks throughout the year across Australia.
Try something you’ve never considered before
That could be doing a farm stay, going to a place you’ve never thought of before or taking a trip with some of your closest friends to a local caravan park.
You could camp, glamp or rent a houseboat on the river. There is so much on offer.
Become a tourist in your own city
When we think about travelling, we often think about getting out of dodge, but having a holiday in your home city can be a great way to unwind as well.
Book yourself into a hotel in the city centre and enjoy eating out at local restaurants, shopping in gorgeous shops and exploring local attractions such as botanic gardens, museums etc.