The pandemic has stopped all of my travel plans, so I have been forced to armchair travel. It may sound boring, but it gives me a taste of which countries I want to travel to in the future.
So far I have visited the Congo, Afghanistan, Zanskar, Tajikistan, India, Iran, Benin and Bhutan. Through YouTube documentaries I have cooked in remote villages in India with colorful spices and have driven through dangerous steep mountain roads in the the Hindu Kush.
Armchair travel has been fun, and I’m learning a lot about new places as I add them to my bucket list of places to travel.
The pandemic has lasted much longer than expected, and appears to not be going away, so for me, its about how can I continue to do the things that I love in a safe way that inspire and motivates me to get through the hard times.
Wherever you are, even if it is sitting on your own couch, you can still travel if your passion is to experience other cultures, other countries, or worlds other than your own. Travel is a way of enriching your life, your knowledge, and your understanding of what life is like elsewhere.
Below is a link to one of my books about my own travel experiences. Travel has always renewed my spirit and provided me with a sense of adventure. In Nomadic Tales of a Traveling Counselor, I explore my own fears through solo and group experience to some of the most beautiful remote places on earth.