6. The anxiety of missing a connecting flight
Adrenalin pumping, heart in your mouth, and the ‘look at me’ nod to everyone else on the plane waiting. And then the glory, when you navigate a confusing airport in a faraway land and make that connecting flight with mere minutes to spare.
7. Not calculating currency conversion
Sometimes it’s better not to know how much something costs in Australian dollars. After all, the phrase ‘see it, want it, buy it’ exists for a reason (which is what you’ll tell your spouse when they question if you really need another tourist t-shirt).
8. A clear calendar
Waking up with nothing to do other than what your heart desires isn’t a privilege we often have. But when we’re on holiday, we can do whatever we want, whenever we want!
9. Learning about a new culture
Whether it’s the local cuisine, a local language, or national holidays held so dear by the country you’re visiting – there’s a warm feeling knowing you understand more than just your own little world, something our trusted travel partners at Intrepid Travel know so well.
10. Surprise and delight
Covid-19 has proven to be the enemy of holiday spontaneity. The Bali trip booked after a few wines on a Friday night or the unexpected room upgrade upon arriving at your holiday resort have been put on hold for so long that we almost forget what they’re like.
11. Counting down to your next trip
The butterflies on the way to the airport, the excitement of new sites, sounds and smells – there’s no doubt that nothing inspires the desire for more travel than travel itself!
While the thrill of international travel is difficult to replicate right now, the next best option to getting on a plane and enjoying the surrounds of a new country is to bring the new country to you. Order a bottle of your favourite tipple, get out some old holiday snaps, or have a dress-up night with family and friends – it will lift your spirits and have you dreaming of more holiday fun in the not too distant future.
So while we may be inside for a little while to come, planning that sweet escape for when we can is the perfect tonic to our holiday woes.