by Visit Ventura
Who doesn’t long to reconnect with the world? To travel again. To inhale freedom and joy and experience new things, here in sun-kissed Ventura or, well, any other place that fills your dreams.
And while this time is not the time for traveling, it is the time for planning for your dream travel.
Here’s the thing about booking travel now. Airlines and hotels, yes they are offering incredibly (astonishingly?) affordable rates. But, also enticing in these forward and back times, airlines and hotels are exhibiting flexibility that would turn Gumby aghast.
Cancellation — without penalties — has never been easier.
So plan your trip now. Book it. Maybe have to change it. But continue to relish it.
Why should dreaming have to wait? And having something to look forward to is healthy psychology.
Fix this in your mind too. This pandemic won’t last forever. And when it ends, your travel plans and dreams, already in pocket, become reality. With everything already booked, boom, you’re off. And while it is also true we may have to travel COVID responsibly for a time — mask up, keep your distance — it’s also true that the wise — and considerate traveler — traveled responsibly long before this pandemic. The traveler who observes local customs, who has done some small homework regarding the local culture, who travels with an open heart and open mind — their travel has always been all the more magical.
And make no mistake, there is real magic in travel, whether you’re traveling to Ventura, Venice, Vancouver, or Victoria Falls.
A wise soul once said, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
When a traveler tells their story, a light comes into their eyes, a light every traveler understands.
“We travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more,” writes traveler and novelist Pico Iyer.
Make plans for that magic now. Unwise to hesitate.
Hear the wisdom of Mark Twain.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.”
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