Did COVID-19 Kill the Wanderlust Star?

Right now everyone is curled up in a (metaphorical?) fetal position waiting for this pandemic to blow over.

A lot of us have had to cancel our best laid vacation plans or postpone weekend trips, birthday surprise trips (me), and even weddings.

This is disappointing at best but also exciting because while we’re not traveling, we’re also staying alive and better yet, helping other people stay alive. Yay for life!

New York City was a lot more social before COVID-19 hit the city and killed travelers' wanderlust.
NYC in more social times…

But wanderlust isn’t dead, it’s merely dormant. Sleeping, dreaming, hoping, and awaiting the day when the world will wake up again.

So while you’re sheltering in place, keep dreaming of where you’ll go. Keep planning your adventures.

If we don’t get through this, the world is dead and nothing will matter anymore. But if we do get through this, people WILL travel again!

Brussels, Belgium may have known what COVID-19 would bring.
Prescient building artwork in Brussels, Belgium

If the COVID-19 pandemic has proven anything, it’s just how small our world really is and how connected we all are.

Even now I go outside my house and there are families with strollers, bike riders, runners, couples walking their dogs – so many dogs! We all give ourselves a wide berth when we pass and no one thinks you’re rude when you see them coming and cross the street. 🙂

And in case you’re wondering if COVID-19 really did kill the Wanderlust star, let’s turn to history to find some answers:

The situation sure seemed dire for radio, but looks like that turned out alright, yah?

Where will you go when the world returns?

p.s. Check out my post on packing like a germaphobe to prepare for the next time you travel.

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6 Comments

  1. Yay life! What a hopeful reminder that soon we’ll be out there livin it up again, Instead of in here eating dry cereal and running out of good tv.

  2. Indeed! But I’m afraid my goldfish cracker habit is going to be with me for the long haul…

  3. I agree, perhaps because my travel plans had to be put on hold I find myself thinking about travel even more. We also watch travel videos at home. I guess we want to keep those dreams alive while we wait for the world to settle down.

    • Yes! That’s too bad you had to cancel plans -hopefully it’s something you can postpone and still get to this year. I have been dreaming of all the places to go once this is over – the list is getting very long, haha 🙂

  4. Ahh thank you for this positive post! 🙂 I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel after a horrible month or two, and I am positive that we will come out of it with more appreciation for the things we are able to do.

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