Rethinking Travel – what does the future hold?

No Trip Phobia Meme - the fear of not having any trips booked.

Well, who would have thought it? Here we are ten months down the Covid19 track and the World is still in a holding pattern.

I put my hand up and admit to being one of those ‘Pollyanna’-types, at the start I was thinking that it would all be over in a couple of months and we would be back traveling and adventuring in no time. But, No.

It has been a year of travel sadness, disappointment and frustration. As much as I tried to rationalise this in my little brain that it:

  • is ‘just’ travel
  • is a first-World problem, and
  • is really an optional extra in life’s landscape,

I still couldn’t help but grieve for what could have been.

So, what did travel in 2020 look like? And will we ever be able to travel internationally again?

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Blog Chat…10 Questions for The Travel Architect

Blogging feels like one big interconnected community and, as well as being a weekly blogger myself, I enjoy following other bloggers, reading their words and understanding their issues and journey.

Not all of the blogs I follow are travel blogs, but many of them are and each has their own unique ‘voice’ and take on what they are seeing and experiencing.

Over the next few months or so I will introduce you to some of my favourite blogs and share some of their blogging wisdom…

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The Lows & Lows of International Travel

I believe that you need to be a committed optimist to truly enjoy international travel. If you stopped and thought about all the things that could possibly go wrong as soon as you step outside your front door, you would never leave home.

On the other hand, perhaps we need the occasional travel disaster to make us appreciate all the fabulous things about setting out on an international adventure. Continue reading

An Open Letter to the Solo Traveller

Dear Solo Traveller

As you are about to set off on a solo adventure (Yes, you are a Nigel No-Friends), I thought it would be timely to share some thoughts and advice on traveling on your lonesome.

Ignore me if I am trying to ‘sell ice to Eskimos’, but here goes:

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