What I Learnt From #HomeRoaming- Touring Your Own Country

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First and foremost, I should thank each and everyone that was involved in this amazing project. For those who don’t know- the last 3 months (Summer in Australia) I have been re-discovering Western Australia- my home state. W.A is one of the most amazing places in the world and honestly, best in Australia to see it all.

Roaming your own country is a simple MUST DO for everyone on earth. People are clueless to the beauty and fun they can have so near to home. I was inspired by a close friend who had made the trip up to the North West Coast of W.A – Coral Bay, returning with some amazing photos of the reef. I was instantly jealous and saddened that I had lived in Australia my whole life and had never been there!

It is a tragedy that we, who have the World Wide Web, take for granted the tourist attractions that surround us. Go ahead, google your city, see what comes up as the top five attractions- have you even been there? They are attractions for a reason!

What were the greatest things I learnt?

  1. Home Roaming is the cheapest way to travel- no accommodation needed, you know the transport systems and you can use your domestic powers (University Cards, concessions etc.) to your advantage.
  2. It will be in your home currency- no exchange needed! Plus budgeting is easy as you know the standard prices on items!
  3. You are well aware of the laws and customs, another big relief for travel.
  4. No insurance is needed for locals on tours- the government (in most countries like Australia) will help you when in need- Yay!
  5. The tour guides will instantly love you
  6. The other guests will instantly love you – they ask so many questions and you know the answer!
  7. You will feel so relaxed and calm, no stress when you know you could ring home and they could be there in a few hours!
  8. You will never regret learning more about your culture, society and homeland.
  9. You will appreciate other cultures and why they choose to see your country

So go on, get out there and explore your home towns in between your next grand adventure!

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6 Replies to “What I Learnt From #HomeRoaming- Touring Your Own Country”

  1. Brilliant post, I plan to do some home roaming with my daughters. I keep thinking ‘I want to travel abroad and do this and that’ but I’ve start thinking ‘well first I should really discover my own country! lol.

  2. I’ve only just discovered how good West Australia is, I never thought that there’s much to do here and was always interested in every other place, but now I don’t want to go anywhere else. I think it’s a good idea for everyone to venture out and explore other places but we usually appreciate what we have at home a lot more afterwards.

  3. I absolutely love this. I live in California and am lucky to have an amazing state to explore. It is so important to get to know your region and the people and places that surround you. Plus for the many of us who still work full time it is a great way to keep traveling as we are stuck at home. Looks like you might have an even more exciting place to explore at home than I do, which is saying something. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I really enjoyed your post. Last year I decided I was tired of waiting for others to want to see same places I wanted to see, and then wait again for them to make the time – so I decide to re-explore my own backyard on my own. being near home like you said I know the laws and who to go to for help. Next week I head out for my third solo camping trip and my first out of state. I live in south Florida and I’m heading to northern Colorado. From the Everglades to the Rockies, should be interesting

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