We love traveling but we love adventures in and around our hometown of Park City just as much. Living in a tourist town can make you want to steer clear of anything touristy but it can be good to view your hometown from the perspective of someone who is there on vacation. Here's why:
1. You appreciate the little things. When you live somewhere it can be easy to overlook the little things that make your town special. The coffee shop just seems like a coffee shop. When you are on vacation that same coffee shop is charming and artsy and the perfect place to watch the snow fall while sipping your chai.
2. You notice the beauty all around you. When you are on vacation everything is more beautiful. You ooh and ahhh over every mountain, street and landscape. At home you tend to just go on your way. Take out your camera in your hometown. Yes, you will look like a tourist, but looking at your home through your camera lens and through the eyes of a visitor will help you to appreciate just how beautiful it is.
3. You practice mindfulness. Being on vacation forces you to be mindful and present. You are taking in everything around you and you have no choice but to be present and enjoy the moment. Adopt this mindset when you are at home and you will feel more present and more aware.
4. You remember why you live there. Traveling is amazing but it's important to love your home as well. Acting like a tourist helps us remember all the wonderful reasons why we chose to live where we live.