Where will YOU go when you can travel again?
May 30, 2021
We’re starting to see the end of the tunnel. This week we’ll finally be getting our first Covid shot. All going well, we’ll be fully vaccinated – at the latest – by the end of July. Yay!! That means we’ll finally be free to do some things we’ve been holding off on for what seems like forever.
Most readers of this blog are from the US, Canada and the UK. I’m sure many of you are feeling the same way we are: happy but mostly relieved…and wondering where to go from here.
For us it feels particularly weird. Keep in mind that up to March of last year we had been travelling full-time for 6 years. Except for that one year when we settled down in Croatia, we’ve spent all that time travelling through Europe, Asia and Africa. All we did was travel.
Then, like everyone else, we were suddenly locked down.
A lot has changed for us over the last 13 months. We’re no longer “nomads”, we now have a permanent home in Spain.
But it’s more than that. Yesterday I asked Lissette if she was ready to start thinking of travelling again. She said yes, she can’t wait. Funny enough it’s me – the one who’s always pushed to travel – who’s feeling less motivated. I’m not sure why. It’s almost like all this time away from travelling has broken the addiction. Maybe it will be like getting back on a bike after a long absence. But right now I’m just thinking about hordes of people, crowded airports and vaccination certificates…and I’m not looking forward to any of it.
Have I got the post-Covid blues?
I’m wondering if anyone else is feeling the same way?
So where will YOU go when you can travel again?
That was the 2nd question I asked Lissette.
The answer was “Spain”.
That suits me fine. We’ve been back in Spain 7 months now and haven’t ventured outside of our little town except for official purposes. We both look forward to a lot of short trips in the region and a little further into the interior. There’s tons to discover.
One thing Lissette doesn’t want to do anytime soon is get on a plane. I, on the other hand, will most likely be flying to Mexico later in the year to visit my mom (I usually see her at least once a year but that didn’t happen in 2020 because of Covid).
So the plan for us is to start small. Eventually we have some places a bit further away we want to get to. We both want to see France, the Baltic states, and Russia. We want to get back to Germany (one of our favorite countries). Sicily is also on the list. And one day I’d like to get to India. But that won’t happen for at least a few years.
I’m curious about the intentions of readers of this blog. Will you be staying local in 2021? Or will you make up for a lost 2020 by taking a big trip this year? Are you still nervous about travelling and expect to get back to your normal patterns of travel in 2022? And finally, what destinations are at the top of your lists?
I’d be very interested hearing what people’s plans are.