Staying close to home this holiday season? Doesn’t mean the adventures need to stop, let’s explore our own backyards! We often dream about extended round-the-world trips to exotic locations. We feel that true travel has to be done on a grand scale. But sometimes things tie you down a bit. You might have limited vacation time, a small budget, or other responsibilities that keep you close to home for most of the year. This week, we want to talk about how you can still live a life full of travel and adventure without going too far from home.

Thursday, November 16th at 2pm EST, join us, @PhoebeRSmith@AnitaHendrieka, @iamvagabond and the Passion Passport community to chat about ‘Exploring Home’! Make sure to tag us in your tweets with #PassionPassport.

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST

Welcome to the chat! Where is home? Share a pic!

Q2 – 2:05pm EST

How do you continue to find new places and destinations to explore near you?

Q3 – 2:15pm EST

How can you make the most out of limited travel time and/or a small budget (day trips, weekends, etc)?

Q4 – 2:25pm EST

Share some benefits of exploring close to home!

Q5 – 2:30pm EST

Do you prefer to explore home solo or with good company? Tell us why!

Q6 – 2:35pm EST

What’s one new place near your home that you explored recently and would recommend? Show us a photo!

Q7 – 2:40pm EST

Have you written about or photographed an awesome spot near your home? We’d love to see it!

Q8 – 2:50 pm EST

What’s one area near your home that you’d like to explore next? Why?

Body image Janis Skribans / Header image by Clem Onojeghuo.

Passion Passport’s community includes explorers, creators and storytellers from around the globe. Their travel experiences have challenged them, shaped their perspective of the world and given them a better sense of who they are. Both online and off, Passion Passport offers the opportunity to connect with one another, to share those pivotal moments, and to travel with purpose.