Traveling is not only about flying away to another country and seeing the world, for most people a daily exploring is important for their mental well being too. Amid the current crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are about to lose our minds. The past couple of weeks were very intense and the quarantine is driving all of us insane. Thankfully though, while we might be limited on our actions, there are a lot of things we can do to keep exploring.
We know a lot about other places by exploring them and reading about them but maybe this time is for you to explore more about your living place? Go explore your home district and share these topics with others. The more we share, the more we have, remember!
WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN?
As travelers, we know that the best suggestions often come from locals. And at this time when we can't explore another towns this is great time to tell others about what's special about your hometown. Maybe your city is the one to explore after the world's mess will end?
What’s amazing about your city, town or neighborhood? When friends visit, where do you take them? What three spots should be on the “must see” list for every traveler?
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON BIRD IN YOUR HOMETOWN?
New research led by the American Museum of Natural History suggests that there are about 18,000 bird species in the world—nearly twice as many as previously thought. Go out and take a picture of the most common bird at your city.
ALSO WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON TREE IN YOUR HOMETOWN?
There are 60,065 species of trees in the world, according to a comprehensive study of the world's plants. It would be interesting to know which one of them is the most common at your living place?
THE LONGEST AND SHORTEST STREET IN YOUR CITY?
How about to go out and take the picture of the special street at your hometown? Which is the tallest, shortest and street with special background story at your district? Let us and other know!
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON NATURAL PLANT IN YOUR HOMETOWN?
The world is full with beautiful natural plants, which one is your favorite at your district, which one you see most often? For example, Saffron crocus is the most expensive natural plant in the world, it's highly used as a spice in cuisines of many different parts of the world. This adds the value of the flower and thus makes it the most expensive flower on the earth. Due to its beauty and uniqueness, the gold of the Kinabalu orchid is the most beloved and expensive flower in the world. Have you seen it?
HAS ANYONE FAMOUS EVER LIVED IN YOUR TOWN?
Did you know that Dwayne Johnson, known as The Rock, is the most famous person in the world. He became popular during his days as a WWE champion wrestler until he moved on to become a Hollywood movie star. In 2017, he was the second highest-paid actor in the biz! His Instagram is full of workout videos, diet tips, and funny posts that keep him connected with fans of all ages. Maybe there is some special background story about some famous people who lived in your district or have been visit it?
WHICH LAKE OR RIVER ARE YOU CLOSEST TO?
There are 165 to 170 major rivers on the planet and 307 million natural lakes. Which one is the closest to you? What makes it special? Who lives there? Maybe is some interesting fish living there?
ARE THERE ANY ANNUAL FESTIVALS, FAIRS OR EVENTS HELD IN YOUR TOWN?
Now all the festivals and events have been canceled, but when this all will end, which festival you suggest to enjoy to other people? Maybe some festival near to nature or maybe you can share wit other some amazing hiking spots where to go?
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN YOUR DISTRICT?
We can talk a lot about things and places at your hometown but everyone would be definitely interested to hear about your favorite place. Maybe some remote place where sun goes down as beautiful as nowhere? Or some silent cycling route with an incredible views?
I could keep asking and asking about your home district, just open your mind and give as much as you can about your living place to others. Together we can survive this time together and keep exploring while staying home. The World Health Organization and Global Citizen, a cause-based community of engaged citizens, have partnered to create the #TogetherAtHome campaign to inspire people to usefully enjoy this time. Use the hashtags #TogetherAtHome #ExploreWhileHome and let us know how you keep exploring while current crisis.