We may be housebound, but the spirit of travel remains within us. Dreaming about embarking on a journey to a new-to-you destination is invigorating for both the mind and soul.
It is the perfect time to plan. Sharpen your pencil, grab a map, and imagine the possibilities for your next adventure, no matter how big or small it may be.
Write a rough list.
Make it long or keep it short, but brainstorm an initial list of any and all destinations that have been on your mind and in your heart.
Are you drawn to the sea? Do you crave adventure? Is there a hobby you love that would be incredible to experience in another country? Contemplate your interests and how destinations you might not have considered in the past could be a great fit for you now. Re-evaluate your list based on current travel advisories and your comfort level for vacationing away from home.
Make considerations by asking more questions.
- How does your current profession and permitted vacation time affect your ability to travel?
- Do you have children you need to consider when planning vacations?
- What type of adventures are financially accessible sooner, and which ones require more saving?
- What sacrifices are you willing to make to have travel be a life priority?
- Are there health considerations you must make when planning more involved vacations?
- Do certain destinations feel more familiar or comfortable as we begin traveling again?
- Have you explored travel advisories for your selected destination?
Circle your top three dream vacations based on the considerations above. Perhaps choose one or two that are more doable in the near future, and one that is a vacation to plan as a special experience when travel is even more accessible.
Explore from home.
Browsing beautiful travel photography on Instagram, watching talented travel vloggers on YouTube , and reading novels set in dreamy destinations can all inspire us to keep dreaming of world exploration during this time at home. Here are a few of our favorite YouTube channels:
Talk to a travel advisor.
The pull to see the world is a strong one, and we will always dream about our next vacation. As travel advisors, our greatest joy is helping make your dreams a reality. When you’re ready to begin planning your next adventure, our team is here for you.
Your Encompass the World & Westlake Travel agents can assist with budget, planning timeline, and best time of year for travel. We’ll help you assemble packages that make your dream vacation as stress-free as possible while maximizing your budget. With start-to-finish service, we are with you each step of the way!