Travel Blogging During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The sunrise in Bali, Indonesia from the Conrad Bali. (Photo: Jonathan Tallman)

Travel Blogging During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hey, everybody!  It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from us.  First of all, we hope all of you are staying happy and healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  If you need tips on how to stay healthy and protect yourself from COVID-19, be sure to check out the CDC website for more information.

This is a trying time for many people, regardless of where you live, work, or travel.  If there’s one thing I know, people are resilient.  We’ll get back to “normal” when possible, but in the meantime it’s important to focus on keeping you and your families, loved ones, and community safe.

We’ve missed blogging greatly.  We plan on using the increase in down time during the coronavirus pandemic to get back in the saddle and write about the things we care about.  Blogging for us isn’t a business; it’s more of a hobby.  What better time for us to revitalize that hobby than during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

We’ve read a lot about how it’s a hard time to blog about travel when it’s not really possible to travel.  There is certainly some truth to that.  It’s also a time to do what bloggers do best: write about whatever comes to mind.  Blogging can sometimes be difficult because it’s about taking the time to put pen to paper (more like mouse to screen).  During the pandemic, time is a little more fruitful and free time is no longer a hot commodity for many.

Perhaps, an incident like this can teach us to have more of an appreciation for travel and life itself.  It reminds us time spent in a cafe in Paris, a souk in Morocco, a historic site in China, or a beach in Mexico is an incredibly lucky thing to experience that allows us to connect with our fellow humans.  Many of us would do anything during this time to be able to enjoy those moments of human interaction.

During this time when you’re cut off from talking to your friends and family and socialization is what you get with the person you share a space with or the person you can video chat with, it’s important to reflect on just how special our daily interactions are, whether they be on the train to work, a seat mate on a plane, or a person you run into while traveling the world.  The world is one, and all of us will come out of it stronger with (hopefully) a greater appreciation for the people around us.

Thanks for taking the time to read!


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