If there is one thing that many of us are guilty of it is failing to see the beauty around us and the exciting locations which we have in our own back yard. This is something which I have been certainly guilty of in the past. Given that Covid locked us all down or at the very least restricted so many of us from traveling, the time came to head off for vacations on our very own doorsteps. A group of friends and I decided that we had to get away and we thought that a bus would be the best way to do so. We checked out some Atlanta charter buses, decided on which the best was and then headed off for a week to explore our home state of Georgia.
We had an absolutely amazing time and here is exactly why I would urge any of you to make sure that you take steps to visit your own local area, as if you were a tourist.
Honestly I had no idea just how fascinating it would be to tour around my home state, or indeed the number of surprises that it would throw up. We had a list of places where we wanted to go but we had no idea of the huge numbers of places we would find that we had never heard of, which were absolutely amazing. No matter where you live, there is always something exciting which you can find that will completely surprise you.
What You Thought You Know
There are certain myths which get quickly perpetuated and this happens with towns, with cities, with local villages even. During our time touring the state we found the most incredible places like restaurants where they taught us about food origins, elders who taught us the history of the state and so many more people and places that radically changed the way that we had thought about things for such a long time. I have to be honest that there really was so much that I thought I knew about the state and about Atlanta, when in fact I had absolutely no idea whatsoever.
What you may not realize is that once you have stripped the traveling aspect out of heading away, travel does not cost very much money at all. In fact you are going to find that you have so much more spending power when you travel locally and that means that you can do more stuff, visit more places and to be honest, eat in fancier restaurants. I have to say that because of the fact that there are no plane tickets to buy, you can spend a great deal more cash on some more exciting things and this adds greatly to the experience of heading away in your own state or town.
Why not give it a try in the coming months and years, visit your own backyard and find out what the best bits truly are.