The summer has arrived and that means that many of us will soon be enjoying some well-deserved time off. After two years of having to stay at home, some are taking advantage of the fact that international travel is once again pretty easily accessible, given the right vaccines of course. They’re travelling to the other side of the world and are trying to make up for all the time they couldn’t go abroad – the further, the more expensive, the more exotic, the better. But of course, you don’t have to travel to the other side of the world in order to relax.
We’ve learned that during the pandemic and even though it doesn’t date back that far, we seem to have already forgotten about it. Travelling within the borders of our own country can, however, be pretty awesome. Of course, there’s the ecological factor. The fact that you’re doing less kilometres can’t be denied from an eco-conscious point of view. Secondly, you’re supporting your own, local economy – which is always a good idea, no matter how you choose to do it. Thirdly, you get to know your own surroundings a bit better. It’s pretty bizarre that some of us know Bali better than their own backyard. And lastly, let’s be honest, nobody likes the voyage back home so the shorter, the better.
So if you’re living in Belgium and you haven’t yet decided where you’ll go on holiday this year, a staycation may well be worth considering. Because even though we do live in quite a small country, there’s a lot to be discovered. Especially since we, humans, have a tendency to stay pretty much put during the year, meaning the holidays are the perfect occasion to go out there and explore.
To make travelling within our own little country even more accessible than it already is, VISITWallonia has just released a special discount pass, available to each and every one of us. The only thing you have to do is go on their website, fill out the form and download the app. Then, it’s totally up to you. More than 300 hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and so on are participating, discounting their offers with sometimes as much as 250 euros. Let’s be honest, that’s some nice extra pocket money to spend elsewhere (or not at all)…