If wanderlust was ever a year, it would be 2020! Plans made as part of New Years resolutions and even in the few months following have all been put on hold as the world shifted its focus and closed it’s doors to halt the spread of the coronavirus. So while everyone is stuck at home and adventurers pang for the thrills and journeys of adventure, their pictures of adventures past stalk social media and new plans are made.
The same is true for me. I made plans… soooo many plans and they’ve all been put on the back burner, but here are a few, listed below, of where I’d love to go when they’ve opened the gates.
5. Some salt water! The beach…
With how easily the virus can be passed on in large groups of people, the Government of Jamaica has closed all public beaches and banned gathering in groups of 10 or more… the introvert in me celebrates, while the extrovert is clawing to be let out. I’m used to getting some sand, sea and sun on a regular basis, in two or all three combinations of the trio, but for a whole month the restrictions have prevented this.
One of my first stops when the restrictions lift is some sand-sea-sun therapy! Soaking in the beautiful Caribbean Sea!
4. Cafe Hopping
Because of the nature of my “job”, I can work from almost anywhere, but nothing gets me in the mood to be productive like working from a cafe. I LOVE CAFES! The more boutique the better! The more personality, the more I feel at home! I’m usually spotted in a few around Kingston and St. Andrew and guess who can’t wait for them to open up again? Me… ME! I CANNOT WAIT! And I’m gonna visit as much of them as I can find, even if it’s to do nothing but enjoy a cuppa coffee and a freshly baked pastry. I’m also revisiting to the ones I used to frequent as well, because they have been my homes away from home.
3. YS Falls
*Covers face* I’ve never been. Not on a church trip, not on a family trip, not on a school trip. It was however, on a plan I had for March 2020 and BRAPS!!! … here came Corona. So this plan is pushed back and hopefully YS Falls will be there when the coronavirus leaves and the falls opens up once again!
2. A Vacation (Villa or Hotel stay)
I need a vacation from this isolation… except I don’t wanna go back to isolation after the vacation is over. I live in a small home with four(4) VERY STRONG individual personalities… very different from when I lived on my own. I need a break… or maybe it’s a change. Definitely a change, but until I can make it permanent, I need a break. Some quiet time, some privacy, some alone time, some interaction with OTHER people.
I understand this is not a reality for other people. Being able to live with family, to have them around, to have them to talk to. I am blessed to have them all here, but its also a struggle… I cannot deny that.
So an all inclusive hotel room, or a villa, with a few friends… to chill and have some fun, eat some good food…
1. The JSAERE Tour
I know. It’s shameful. Especially if you’re close to me and know how LONG I’ve been planning to go. For those who aren’t that close to me, years. It’s been years I’ve been planning to go but it never works out. NEVER. Hope is not lost however, I’ll be there shortly *fingers crossed*
Where to Next?!
This is only part of my list, there are sooooo many more places to visit! When they finally let the floodgates open, where would you like to go? I’d love to hear of all the places and suggestions of places for me to visit as well! Who doesn’t love a good adventure?! Drop those comments and suggestions below! And see you soon!