Over the years, I have written frequently about what makes a destination worth exploring. And, if we’re truly honest, the trio of Wine, Cheese and History pretty much sums it up. If you can find a destination with all three, you should stay there.
Exploring places means sometimes looking at the less than idyllic parts of its story. As the world pauses to remember the deadly 2011 Christchurch earthquake’s anniversary, my thoughts turned to that resilient city.
You don’t need me to tell you the COVID-19 pandemic has been disheartening. As someone who loves to travel and explore, it’s made me think about the places I’ve visited, the people I’ve encountered over the years and the experiences I’ve enjoyed.
If you go to pretty much any railroad museum, you can probably learn about rail travel’s “glory days.” It’s an era that maybe never existed, but we look backward and lament about this era. The same may be true about flying.
While many people have chosen not to travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still possible to take a trip and break away from the mandated isolation. It may just require taking a slightly different approach to packing.