Where to go when you don’t know where to go?

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Are you obsessed with the idea of going on a trip, but struggling to find where to go? Look no further, here are a few tips…

Travelling can sometimes turn out to be more of a need than a want, more of a necessity than a desire. But it’s not always easy to decide where to go, or how to travel. Around the world or discovering your own country? Backpacking or a lazy vacation? Beaches or mountains? So many questions, but in the end, it’s all about one thing: getting away.

So where do you go when you don’t know where to go? At first glance, this question may seem trivial, but it’s full of meaning. If the desire to travel is enough to define a person, the way in which they do it will also reveal their character traits. So, whether you’re a homebody or a backpacker, a sentimentalist or a loner, you’d like to get away but don’t know where to go?

Find inspiration in this article, and let us guide you!

Around the house

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The first solution is often the simplest. Here, we’re no exception to the rule. If you like learning, discovering and exploring, you can do it every day! On foot or by bike, or even by public transport, the solution is right here, right in front of you.

Leave your laptop at home, pack a backpack and slam the door. Plan nothing: set off with no goals, no plans, and let yourself be guided. Or rather, give yourself the opportunity to get lost. Appreciate the value of an afternoon alone with your mind, and discover aspects of yourself you never knew existed.

Adventure will never do you any harm. At worst, it will leave you with great stories to tell. At best, it will leave its mark on your life. By walking 5, 10 or 20 kilometers, by sitting down in the tall grass you’ve just discovered while getting lost, or by asking a stranger for directions instead of your phone, you could change the way you look at things forever.

So don’t hesitate, and make the most of every moment to live an adventure. Discover your town, the surrounding villages, your region and its people… I promise, you won’t regret it!

On family paths

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« Where do you come from? We’ve all been asked this question, and we’ve all asked it before. But are you sure you can answer it? If you don’t know where to go, here’s your chance to give real meaning to your next trip…

We are all the fruit of transmission. So when you’re asked « Where do you come from? », the answer lies more in the history of those who passed on their values and ideals to you, rather than in the simple location of your birthplace. You’re not the person you are by chance, you’re a blend of knowledge.

So if you want to know where you come from, start by understanding where those who taught you came from. Go to the land of your origins, discover the towns and villages where your parents or grandparents grew up. Explore the streets, and tap into their potential. Immerse yourself in the memories they told you, in the stories they lulled you with.

Take advantage of this next trip to mark a milestone in your life and truly discover your origins. You’ll come away with a greater sense of « where you came from ».

In the footsteps of an inspiration

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A painting, a book, a piece of music… A character, a hero, an inspiration. Sometimes, without being able to explain it, the human spirit finds itself marked by the fictitious discovery of a new place or a new person. Through a work of art, we feel transported to an unknown territory that we’d like to explore.

If you don’t know where to go on your next vacation, follow in the footsteps of your inspirations, whatever they may be. Discover the filming locations of your favorite series, sail the oceans like the Vikings before you, or set off to discover Algeria like Albert Camus’ « L’Étranger » – there’s nothing to hold you back!

This journey is yours, and by following your inspirations, you’ll become the main actor and hero of your work.

Where your budget allows

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Of course, it’s easy to dream of a heavenly trip to the heart of the Polynesian lagoons, where the sand is whiter than the seas are blue… But one of the main factors defining your destination and your way of traveling is the budget you can allocate to it.

Indeed, a trip thousands of kilometers away, with the finest hotel rooms, won’t cost you the same as a week’s wilderness camping in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon. So to lighten your budget, treat yourself to plane tickets…

Thanks to Ulysse, not knowing your destination in advance is not a problem! In fact, the flight comparator lets you receive (or give as a gift!) a « gift card », with which you can buy your plane ticket, whatever your chosen destination! A godsend for anyone who’s convinced they want to explore the world in the future, but hasn’t yet decided on their next trip.