My friend Katie’s blog is one of my all-time favorites — I’ve been reading since I was in college! — and most recently I loved her idea of a post-coronavirus travel bucket list! She’s truthfully a more adventurous traveler than I am but I welcomed the exercise in daydreaming of a future where the pandemic is in the rearview mirror, however many months or years from now that will be. If you too are missing the excitement of planning a trip and boarding a plane to somewhere new, I’d love for you to share your post-coronavirus travel bucket list in the comments!
P.S. Just for fun, some favorite past travels that feel like an actual lifetime ago: Australia, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Giraffe Manor in Kenya, and Londolozi in South Africa!
Portofino, Italy / Belmond Hotel Splendido
I’m confident I could go back to Italy every year of my life and never tire of the food, the people, or the scenery. I’ve been able to visit Amalfi/Capri/Positano as well as Florence, Rome, and Venice (and would happily revisit all of them!) but there are still so many other places I’d love to see!
Harbour Island, Bahamas / The Dunmore
Julia’s photos of Harbour Island put it near the top of my Caribbean travel bucket list several years back and it’s definitely somewhere I’d rather be this moment! It looks like it just might rival Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic, one of my all-time favorite hotel stays.
The Netherlands during tulip season
I spent a rainy weekend in Amsterdam during my semester in France in college but I’d love to go back to the Netherlands in mid-April when the tulips are in full bloom! The photos look almost too beautiful to be real.
After our safari honeymoon in South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya, we would love to plan a big anniversary trip (maybe year ten?!) to go back and experience safari in a new country. Stacie’s photos of Botswana definitely put a new country on my radar!
Mackinac Island, Michigan / Grand Hotel
For something a little closer to home, I’d love to go back to Mackinac Island with Will! We visited as a family when I was a teenager as part of a family goal to see all fifty states and I fell in love with this charming car-free island on Lake Huron. I’ve had people tell me this is their family’s version of how we feel about Nantucket and I can see why!
I’d love to hear your post-coronavirus travel bucket list in the comments… I imagine we could all use a little wanderlust right now!