We’ve locked down, canceled trips and spent countless milestones – birthdays, graduations and honeymoons – cooped up at home. But with an end in sight, it’s time for a do-over. Time to dream again. To book that cruise (2022), map out an epic road trip, or plan a family reunion. To remind ourselves why we travel in the first place – to celebrate ourselves, one another, and the world.
Usually at this time of year I begin planning your holidays for summer, fall and winter. It is not too early. We may never know again, world prior to 2019, but that does not mean we cannot go out and explore it. We need to be responsible and respectful, and we can go.
To where will your first journeys be? Some questions you can ask yourself to help decide.
If you could eat anywhere right now, where would it be?
What is the place you are most fixated on visiting next?
Your favorite place in the world for a return visit?
What picture have you seen you want to see in person?
Make a wish list of 20 places and priorities. Sometimes it is the twentieth idea that becomes your first priority. If you are looking for a family outing, have everyone make a list and then explore what overlaps. Included in your list will be a budget. Some places cost a lot less than others. The Grand Canyon is most reasonable while the Galapagos can be expensive. But then I can usually move a budget up or down in most locations.
So time is of the essence if you want to travel after September 2021. Now is the time to plan and execute. Let us talk soon.