Last weekend we did something wild …
We drove to Mamaroneck, a suburb north of New York City, and walked through a small park. Not our neighborhood park! A DIFFERENT PARK!
As we strolled along the bay together, I heard the screeching of seagulls, Alex admired the skyline, Anton threw snowballs and Toby asked when we could return to the car. It felt so good to be in a different place, we might as well have been a million miles away.
During this pandemic year, I haven’t had much dream about traveling. To imagine flying to Michigan to visit my mother or crossing the ocean to see my grandmother feels like a tempting fate. Who knows how long it will be before this can safely happen?
But our day trip made me hungry for more adventure. And the New York Times says it’s actually okay – even good – to fantasize. “Anticipation is a valuable source of pleasure,” said Elizabeth Dunn, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
In addition, your dream trip doesn’t have to be eye-catching. When we go back to travel after a year at home, according to Dr. Dunn experience a “reset of happiness,” which means that even reticent travel becomes dizzy. “You can do something pretty simple and it will feel awesome,” she said.
So! Just for fun, for a fake escape, where would you like to go if you could? A specific hotel? A rocky beach? A relative’s house? Please share below …
PS Six Ways To Plan An Epic Vacation And The Weirdest Part Of Traveling.
(Photo of the White Cliffs of Dover by Kirstin Mckee / Stocksy.)