I, like many of you, have been couped up in my house for weeks and weeks on end. If you're anything like me, you'll be itching to get out as well. I have this thing where I feel stressed if I don't have a trip planned so naturally, I've been daydreaming about my future adventures practically daily. Here are three places I'm headed to after quarantine and why!
New Zealand is first on the list because I had already planned to go here before travel was banned. Yes, that's right, I had flights booked and everything! I was so bummed when the travel bans were put in place and I couldn't go on my original dates but luckily for me, the airline and hotel I had booked offered me a credit to use later on so the first chance I get I'll be over there. I've wanted to go to New Zealand for a while due to its geographical closeness to Australia and the fact that everyone I've spoken to who's been there absolutely raves about it. I figured I might as well go and see what the fuss is about.
Another place I'm keen to go to is Canada! I haven't explored much of North America and now that I'm over 21 I figured its a good time to visit that part of the world. For anyone who knows me will know how much I loved visiting Norway. I've been told that if I loved Norway I will fall head-over-heels with Canada. Naturally, that was convincing enough for me. I also love being in nature and forest and mountainscapes are some of my favourite scenes. Although winter isn't my favourite season, I want to go to Canada during the ski season to ski the iconic slopes of Whistler and Banff. Let's hope my skiing skills improve before I get there.
The Trans Siberian Railway (Russia)
This is more of a bucket list goal, but I'd love to visit Russia one day and travel along the Trans Siberian Railway. I think Russia is a fascinating place which is quite diverse from many other places in the world. Travelling by road, I've found, is a much better way to visit a place because you can make stops along the way, see the sights and immerse yourself in the culture. Because Russia is so massive I figured there's a lot to see and experience so I'd like to fully immerse myself. I guess I better start practising my Russian!
Being stuck in quarantine, I've had lots of time to think about and plan my future adventures. This experience has taught me to not take time for granted and to get out there and discover the world. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore! Whether it be your backyard or across the seven seas. Where will you be headed once the world re-opens?
Tell me about your adventures! Tag me in your snaps #thedeparturedesk I want to see and hear your stories.