Travel as we know it will forever change. The only upside is it looks like those long waiting periods in the airports are about to change, too. Experts said that passengers should stay as short as time as possible in boarding gates. So, it looks like flights are going to be on schedule from now on. But that’s the least of our problems right now. Most of our attention is centered on this health crisis we’re facing. How can we move on from it? Can we still plan our fall and winter vacations? Is there an end to this pandemic?
Whether you plan to visit some unknown part of South America or travel to a nearby ranch to learn how to ride a horse by using the horse bits, you have to let yourself dream of a better future than what you’re seeing right now. It’s the only way you can survive this mentally and emotionally intact. It can get tiring to wait to see the day when everything will be back to normal. So, until then, go ahead and plan your vacations. One day, you’ll be surprised that these are all behind you.
Go to a Relaxing Place
Where do you think you should go after this pandemic? This has taken out a lot on you. You’re bone-tired and weary from having to worry about your health and your family’s health. You are financially drained because you had to take some pay cuts and you may have even been furloughed from work. Mentally and emotionally, you need a break from all that happened the past five months or so.
Go to somewhere relaxing. Try to avoid places with big crowds for now. Aside from the fact that you are still wary about getting physically close to strangers, you need a breather. A crowd of tourists packed in one place isn’t the most ideal kind of vacation for you right now. Focus on what your body needs. A spa vacation could be the kind of trip your body craves for.
Party Like a Rockstar
You’ve been cooped up in your house for months so, you are looking forward to mingling with people when this is all over. Although you may feel safe to go out in the future, you should still be mindful of the people you encounter. Because the pandemic made you focus on things you are missing out on when you can still easily do them, you may have the urge to see touristy places like Vienna, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and New York.
After all, experts said that this isn’t the last health crisis you’ll see in your lifetime. So, before the governments and experts decide to lock down cities and states, go and see as much of the world as you can. Have a grand time exploring different places. You’ll take these with you when that inevitable pandemic happens once more.
What have you always wanted to do but cannot right now? Do you want to go bungee jumping off the Macau Tower? Do you want to ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey? How about skydiving in Palm Jumeirah in Dubai or in Santa Barbara, California? You’ve had this great adventure in your mind before, but you never committed to doing it. Now that health experts are telling you can’t, you suddenly have this urge of booking your first skydive.
Once the pandemic is over, go out there and do these things you put on hold. There is no better time to seek a wild adventure than after a self-imposed quarantine. The feeling of freedom will be exhilarating. After months of isolation and boredom and fear, you’ll finally be able to do the things you never had the time for before.
Spend Time with Nature
Spending time outdoors has been robbed off from many people. Because you’re afraid that you might contract the virus, you rarely spend time outdoors anymore. You jog for about 15 minutes and go back home for fear of catching it from someone you pass by on the streets. Once the government and health experts lifted restrictions, wouldn’t it be nice to go on a hike or sail to another port? Surrounding yourself with the greens and blues of nature is going to be so good for your soul.
There are going to be a lot of changes in the coming months and years. Travel won’t be the same anymore but trust that it will come back stronger than ever. Though there are a few inconvenient policies and restrictions, people are easy to adapt. Soon, you’ll learn to embrace this new normal.