Travel Back

You do not need to limit yourself to a destination- vacation. Traveling back can mean supporting your local museums, cultural sights or digging into your own history.

Visit museums

Experiences, such as visiting a museum, can become a meaningful part of one's identity. Museums are designed to engage and educate the community and it therefore provides the added benefit of effective learning. It is one of the most significant places for someone to discover both culture and tradition.

See old movies

Have you ever watched a movie made before you were born? A good movie is a good movie, be it new or old. Still, there are several reasons to watch old classics in particular. They can capture perfectly the spirit of the time they were filmed in; provide a better understanding of the cinema of today; offer a refreshing contrast to the modern production; and most importantly, they have withstood the test of time. But what is the right film? Searching the internet for best classic films is bound to give some good results. Watch one or two and you will probably want to expand by seeking out more works by the same director, from the same period or region, with the same actor or actress... Travel through time with movies.

Discover cultural sights

Museums fall into the category of cultural sights, but there is a world beyond it for you to explore. Wherever you are there is always a chance to visit historic buildings and other historic attractions, archeological sites, local or national parks, art galleries, concerts, plays, musicals, ethnic or ecological heritage sites. When was the last time you played a genuine tourist in your home town? Seek it out and learn more about the place you come from.

Travel back in books

There are countless books that tell stories about history, both fiction and non-fiction. Here is a tiny selection of what is out there:

Are you more of a history-buff? Look towards

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection by Tamim Ansary, or The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan.

More interested in history novels painted in 13 fiction? War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, or A Rising Man by Air Mukherjee. 

Look for the family albums

Dust off all the old photos stacked away in an attic somewhere and learn about your own history. Ask your parents to tell their stories or let your kids hear yours.