Sometimes you just want to get away from reality. For me, right now would be one of those times.
Quarantine has been fine. In fact, I’m going to be one of the few who will say that they have thoroughly enjoyed quarantine and would actually be able to manage if this became the new normal.
I guess the part that has me feeling stressed and just wanting to get away is all of the negativity the world is facing right now. Not just with quarantine, but with America basically burning to the ground in every major city. While life isn’t always sunshine and butterflies, the times we are facing right now have me wishing it were.
It’s got me thinking about where I want to travel to after quarantine. Traveling is something that’s always brought me peace and joy in life. It’s where I feel the most free. Right now, I am longing for the freedom it has always brought me.
I had a dream last night about traveling the world. It felt nice, it felt as though it was meant to be my reality, and this morning I woke up more rejuvenated than I have felt in the last week. Apparently there’s something freeing in just thinking about your travels as well.
Here are the top 5 places I want to travel to after quarantine.
Boston has and will always be my favorite city in the world. I don’t know what it is about Boston, but it feels like home, or at least a place that I could someday call home. I envision it being a place that I eventually do call home. I can see myself living in the Seaport District with a condo overlooking the city from across the harbor.
As you can probably tell, it’s something that I have thought long and hard about.
Granted I have only been to Boston three times, I soaked in every ounce of the city’s culture while I was there and still only got to see a fraction of it. Plus, in being a huge history buff, there is something interesting and historic to see on every street.
Specifically Kona, Hawaii, which is where I went a few years ago. The last time I visited Kona, there was this sense of freedom and stillness I felt in life. Seriously, for the week that I was there, it’s as though I didn’t experience an ounce of stress.
It’s probably a combination of the beautiful island itself and the desire of wanting to experience that same feeling of freedom and stillness, but Kona grabbed my heart. There is surprisingly a lot to do on the Big Island (still pretty small), but more than anything, I think I could just go for a day on the beach with a book in one hand and a pina colada in the other.
I have never been to Bali, but I have always wanted to go. Okay, actually it’s just been the past few years that I have wanted to go to Bali as I didn’t even know it existed before that.
While travel fees to Bali are expensive, once you get there, it’s incredibly cheap. I hear stories of individuals staying at 5-star resorts for what would be around $10 US dollars per day. Aside from being cheap (which is something that always ties well with me), it is another one of those island getaways where you probably don’t experience a lot of stress from the outside world. Take that with the beautiful views and the 5-star treatment, and you have a recipe for one damn good vacation.
Again, this is probably because I am a history fanatic. Also, fun fact about me, I studied the German language for three years in high school and another two years in college. I have always loved the German culture, the beer halls, the celebrations, and the overall look of the country. I love those big, yet close-quartered cities.
Between the history, the culture, and all that Germany seems to have to offer, it has been a place where I have long dreamed of traveling to.
I would love to travel to Greece mainly for the same reasons I want to travel to Bali. It is another one of those destinations that is right on the water, it seems to be a very relaxing place to be, and to top it all off, it’s relatively cheap.
Can you imagine relaxing on the beaches during the day and going out at night to have some fine-dining and glass of wine as you watch the sun setting over the sea? Yeah, it would be nice, wouldn’t it?
I get there are some expensive places in Greece such as Santorini, but there are also some relatively cheaper spots such as Athens or Heraklion. Plus, there is a lot of history in Athens as well, and as you know by now, I am all about that history.
Before You Go
Not going to lie, just thinking about these places and being there is helping to ease my stress.
This is my list of the top 5 places I want to travel to after quarantine. Now it’s your turn. Where are some of the places you would go to?