Five ways to plan for your post-lockdown holiday #ThingsToDoDuringLockdown

HOLIDAYS may seem like a distant dream right now as the UK is currently in an unprecedented lockdown, but that doesn't mean you can't start preparing for your next big adventure. Here are five ways you can spark wanderlust at home.

PUBLISHED: 21:30, Tue, Mar 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:50, Tue, Mar 31, 2020

holiday planning during lockdownHolidays: Why not spend lockdown planning for your next big adventure (Image: Getty Images)

Holidaymakers around the UK have had to press pause on adventures for now as the UK waits out amid a lockdown. Though staying home and social distancing is key for now, the measures will lift once the country has a grip on the coronavirus, which means travel will eventually be back on the cards.

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Cancelled plans and a long wait ahead may be disheartening for many an intrepid explorer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next big adventure now.

Plus, with so much extra time at home, why not fill it discovering all of the the world has to offer - it is still out there.

Here are five ways you can plan for your next holiday right now.

1. Make a wanderlust mood board

Daydreaming about going on holiday is one thing, but why not bring those dreams to life with a vision board.

While traditionally cutting and pasting from magazines and travel brochures may have been the only way to create a mood board, now online platform Pinterest allows users to collate images, links and other media from all corners of the web and combine them into one virtual mood board, ideal for envisioning your perfect trip.

Collect every element, from hotel accommodation to day trips, and place them all together to determine your ideal escape.

This could be particularly useful for indecisive travellers who simply can’t decide which location they should jet off to next.

READ MORE: Holidays: Explore the world with one of these virtual tours

couple using laptop to plan holidayHolidays: Use the time to make an online wanderlust mood board (Image: Getty Images)

holiday planningHolidays: Use a map to find off the beaten track places (Image: Getty Images)

2. Find off the beaten track adventures

Planning a holiday takes time, and once all of the key elements such as flights, hotels and transport are accounted for, many travellers find themselves fatigued.

Though lockdown may feel like a vast expanse of time, it is the perfect opportunity to use the extra hours exploring off the beaten track activities.

Whether you’re on the hunt for the best boutique spa experience, or what to trek an exotic path not bombarded by tourists, now could be your chance to really put in the research effort.

Travel experts from Lonely Planet regularly curate tips and tricks from world explorers highlighting some of the best things to do in holiday

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