One month into the new year and everything feels, well, the same. Globally, we have endured almost an entire year of the harsh realities of pandemic life and the general consensus is that we’re all in dire need of an extra-long, switch-off-and-recharge holiday. Count me in.
Yesterday was National Plan for Vacation Day in the US, which feels both apt and bittersweet at the same time. Its intent is to remind travel addicts, early on in the year, to start planning the best possible use of their hard-earned leave days instead of letting it become a last-minute scramble towards the end of the year.
Dream, plan, do
The facts: we’re all craving a drastic change of scenery and break from our work-from-home monotony; many of us are desperate to reunite with faraway friends and family; and we can all agree that (a lot) more emphasis on the ‘life’ portion of our work/life balance is needed. Yet those international travel restrictions and challenges persist.
There is hope and the beloved, hard-hit travel industry will hopefully soon see a joyous revival. As the world waits for the vaccine rollouts to start taking effect, the key is to keep dreaming of, and planning for, travel’s grand resurgence.
Remember, planning is half the fun. These four-letter words will help inspire a travel state of mind. Start talking to your quaranteam, agree on a destination, then get lost in a virtual rabbit hole of the dreamy luxury properties, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, foreign foods and must-see landscapes of that destination. Plan now, so that, together, you can enjoy brighter (travel) days ahead.