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.