I am so excited for you meet Carriece, the owner of the Crafty Hands Club, on Instagram! She answered my call for collaborations and guest speakers, and Carriece is sharing some awesome ideas for incorporating DIY crafts into your travels….DIY souvenirs, anyone? She was also generous enough to offer a promo code for some of her new craft kits, available on her website!
Did you know that April thru mid-June is what’s called ‘shoulder season’ in the travel industry?
While you’re looking forward to sporting your passport or packing luggage, whether it’s for business, attending a family reunion, seeing a bestie get married, or going on a “baecation,” you should include a diy craft project in your carry-on bag!
You’re probably wondering, what the what???
Aside from business, travel is a time to relax, take in the scenery, tour popular spots, or try trendy restaurants. Even if you’re the type of traveler who enjoys action-packed activities from arrival to departure, there’s at least one day where you need to unwind before you return home.
Leisure or business travel both have one thing in common – there’s waiting time in between. No matter if you’re catching a flight, taking a family road trip, riding the bus or train, there’s waiting or resting time in between.
Here are simple ways to fit DIY projects into your travel schedule:
- At the airport: How many times have you been stuck at an airport (delays or layovers) and you either spent time on your smartphone, or you kept checking the updates to see when your flight is at Gate C8? Instead of growing impatient by the second, you can use that time to make a charm bracelet with travel related charms or a trendy pair of earrings.
- On a cruise: 3, 5, or 7-day cruises all have at least a day at sea. The cruise has an abundance of activities suitable for all attendees. Why not take advantage and spend an hour (or two) on the deck or in the stateroom working on a DIY project. Depending on how much you get into the groove, you can use downtime to make a gift for someone or a keepsake item.
- At the hotel or resort: While you’re sitting on the beach in Miami, relaxing in Jamaica, Sitting at a European, or spending a weekend at a Spa Getaway, resorts and hotels are a great way to take in the beautiful scenery as you make something. If you’re lucky, you might be able to make a necklace or pendant using the colors of the destination’s landmark or beach waters.
- On the road: If you’re a parent, this is a great way to keep the little ones engaged with one another instead of hearing someone cry or the words, “stop” and “shut up” every two minutes. You can buy craft supplies and package small individual projects for the kids. This enables them to exercise their mind and they also get to see a tangible item in which they made themselves.
Not every traveler wants to take on the entire town in a weekend, Not every traveler wants to hit the nightclub, Not every traveler knows how to swim, and not every traveler is interested in pulling the handle on the slot machines – doing creative projects while traveling gives endless possibilities. You’re away from your everyday environment, instead of posting an update on your Facebook status, you can relax with a craft project. Then once completed, you can take all the photos you want and share with the virtual community!
I want to know your thoughts about today’s blog post? Do you agree? Have other suggestions that weren’t mentioned in this post? Feel free to share!
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