Once I moved to St. Louis with very little forethought.
It was a great adventure, and I stayed there for a year. While I was there I met several people who had never been to the Funny Bone Comedy Club (hilariously free on your birthday) or the Saint Louis Arch (which some people travel hundreds, nay thousands, of miles to see). When I went home, I checked out the local tourist attractions I had previously snubbed.
If you crave adventure, but cannot completely tear yourself free to backpack through Europe, try weekend trips. Stop telling yourself you can’t do it. Find a camping ground, bed-and-breakfast, seedy motel, or luxury hotel nearby and explore the sights. If all goes well, you will be back by the wee hours Monday with a mysterious smile on your face.
Today I ventured less than a half mile from home to look more carefully at a curiosity I had been passing up daily.