Slow it down
As we rejoice the gradual reopening of global borders, many of us seek a new way of being, of interacting with others, and most certainly, of how we plan to travel. Gone are the rushed, jam-packed days of multi-destination, tick-as-much-as-you-can-off-your-bucket-list travel. It’s time to slow it all down. It’s time to really appreciate the gift of travel.
A shift in traveller mindset
As we all take a slower, more thoughtful approach to travel, how we travel becomes just as important as where we travel. While we may not (initially) travel as often and as freely as we once did, when we do actually travel, we’ll make it count with longer, more private and immersive stays in one destination. Quality over quantity.
Many will reunite with loved ones on a lengthy, multi-generational milestone journey with their carefully-chosen and trusted quaranteam. While others may opt for a soul-restoring adventure for one … a chance to hit that reset button after so many months of restrictions and uncertainty.
And instead of jetting, carefree, from one crowded stop to the next, many will opt to limit their movement — and exposure to other travellers — by travelling in the safety (and privacy) of their own travel bubble.
However we choose to explore in the days to come, there’s no denying that the unencumbered joy of travel, both near and far, can improve our mental health and help pull us out of the six-month rut we’ve all been in. We could all use a generous dose of happiness right now.