We can thank Clawson and Knetsch (1966) for describing the entire recreation experience in five unique stages. Let's start with the anticipation stage. Here people of planning the trip, scouring over tour books and maps, making travel arrangements and getting prepared for the experience.
Travel books are a great way to explore the world from your arm chair. And so is Google Earth.
Even if you are not traveling, consider thinking about it. It will be fun.