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The Best Holiday Destination

The most overlooked holiday destination is your own backyard. It is the one place that you can escape to all year round, yet most people forget that it even exists. Instead people spend time in front of the TV, living their dreams through other peoples existence. Yet the strange thing is that wherever you happen to be in the world, you will find someone dreaming about taking a holiday where you live.

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You know, there is actually a large chance that you will have seen less of the tourist attractions in your region than someone who has taken a holiday around where you live. In fact, to prove my point, the next time you meet a foreign person walking around ask them where they’ve visited. You will almost certainly listen to a list of places that you’ve considered going to, but decided against it because that what’s the point (after all you live there and could visit these places whenever you want to).local vacation ideas

This aversion to exploring your own back yard is a strange and unfortunate phenomenon. Watching the TV or browsing the Internet you will see plenty of amazing holiday destinations and then start imagining yourself doing things that you’d never consider doing at home (like taking a walk down the beach). Most people just take what is around them for granted. However, as the sun comes out around Europe and the temperatures start to heat up, it is the time to start reminding yourself what makes the place you live in so special.

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So here’s an idea. If you live in the countryside then take a walk through the fields or go hiking on the highlands or trekking through a forest. Explore the city you live in and visit some of the most famous tourist attractions (there is a reason people come from all over the world to see these places). The best thing about where you live though is that you know all the best places to visit and those secret gems that the tourists have never heard of. Be careful though if you decide to explore your neighborhood, you might find yourself having a better time than you had sitting in front of the TV!