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The Hobbies That You Can Take on Your Travels with You

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When we travel it is always an opportunity to see and do different things. It can be a wonderfully liberating experience to visit a completely new place and try out exciting new activities far from the routine back home.

Yet, there is also a lot to be said for taking your favorite hobbies away with you. In this way, you might discover that you get even more pleasure out of doing these familiar things in fresh new settings. Alternatively, you might find a new hobby to take home with you.

Selfie in Rio
“Selfie in Rio” by Luci Correia (CC BY 2.0)

Taking Photos

These days, it is possible to take top-quality photos anywhere with your cell phone. What better time to do so than when you are exploring a completely new part of the world and everything you see captures your imagination?

This is a wonderful opportunity to look for interesting landscapes, buildings, and anything else that could look good in your photos. You should also find that hunting for great photo opportunities leads you into discovering places that you might have otherwise missed. Of course, this will also give you some terrific memories to look back on in the future.

Playing Casino Games

Every trip away also involves some slow moments, such as waiting around in the airport or when you eat alone in a restaurant. If you take away a laptop or mobile device, then you can have a lot of fun playing slots or table games to pass the time more enjoyably, rather than letting the minutes drag past.

You have the choice of trying out the free mode or playing with real Canadian Dollar deposits when playing slots on most sites.  If you have never done this before, then there are numerous sites to play on that are worth looking at, such as Leo Vegas Casino, Jackpot City Casino, and Spin Palace Casino.

Reading Good Books

Do you often struggle to find the time to read as much as you would like to? Despite our busy lifestyles and the amount of alternative pastimes, people still love to read. According to Pew Research Center, three-quarters of Americans read a book in the last year.  

If you work long hours or have a lot of things to do at home, you might find that when you travel is the best moment to catch up on your reading. There is something wonderful about settling down with a good book on the beach, by the pool, or in a plaza. Whether it is a paper book or an e-book, you can be sure that taking away some reading material is always a great move.

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“Book+Boat+Halong Bay = future retirement plan” by Jonathan Lin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sketching or Drawing

Many travelers find that they love the artistic inspiration that they gain from seeing the world. One way in which some people use this inspiration is by sketching or drawing the things that they see when they are far from home.

This is a wonderfully relaxing way of capturing the beauty and the uniqueness of each place and its inhabitants. You don’t need to be a naturally gifted artist to give this a try and see whether it is something that you love, as it is a skill that can be learned.

Make your future trips are as varied and interesting as possible by squeezing in some of these hobbies whenever you can.

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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