SO MUCH TO RE-DISCOVER
By Nicola Donati / 16th April 2020
Every day I receive tempting invitations from far too many friends to join them for a walk in the park, or a stroll down the road... the promise of self-distancing still not enough to tempt us to leave home; emails of irresistible travel opportunities - in the months to come - are appearing in our inboxes every day... the magic of Bali or why not to extend all the way to New Zealand.... wilderness and beaches of South Africa... drive Route 66, just to mention a few.
Hard to commit to intercontinental travel at this moment - as improbable and far away as the destinations on offer: from when we’ll be able to fly again? How we’ll be able to set aside some free time once the travel restrictions will finally fall, in consideration most of us had already so much time away from our professions during a lockdown? (Or if you read this and live outside Great Britain, keep reading as the suggestions that follow can be of inspiration for future travels across The Channel once international travels will be back on its feet).
Why not envisage instead the opportunity to create some short trips to more local destinations - these can be organised almost ‘on the spot’, a few hours drive or travel by train, and the countryside, coast or lakes will be all there waiting for us all to enjoy.
So much to choose from: a favourite place to visit again, or a new destination, or a trip centred around joining friends in other parts of the country to make up for social distancing, could all be inspirations to create a series of few long weekends away and test our feet for international travel again, meanwhile the world will slowly resume opening borders. Here are a few inspirations on how to start dreaming and plan your trips around the country