Remember when things were ‘normal’? Yet here we all are, plodding our uncertain way through 2021, with nearly a full year of pandemic life now under our belts. We’re all longing for our seemingly carefree, pre-pandemic lives and the grossly overused concept of ‘new normal’ has become a cringey four-letter word.
Normal no longer exists. We’re all just doing our best, being kind to ourselves (and each other) and simply getting through each day as best we can—without judgement or criticism. Eventually, as vaccines are rolled out, some form of normalcy shall return and the juicy, forbidden fruit of travel will make its grand and long-awaited return.
Our once universally-accepted (and widely taken for granted) joy of travel is suddenly being challenged, questioned and, ultimately, redefined. With all of the uncertainty and anxiety that surrounds travel during a pandemic, it’s time to dispel some myths as travellers start planning to dust off and reclaim their neglected wanderlust.