If you like traveling, you should choose when you’ll do it. Maybe you couldn’t travel for a couple of years since the pandemic began. Now, with Covid-19 not so threatening, you might feel you’re getting that wanderlust again.
Let’s talk about the best times when travel makes sense. This year, you might see New York City and try visiting the immigrant neighborhood that was the gateway to America. You may visit a city like San Francisco with so many coffee houses, bars, and other fun places where you can spend your time.
During the Offseason
If you like traveling, you might enjoy doing it during the offseason. If you target a destination like Cancun or Hawaii, there’s a particular tourist season when everything gets more expensive.
If you visit then, you’ll pay top dollar everywhere you go. You’ll pay more when you book your hotel, when you ride around in taxis, and when you take day trips with guides.
If you find out about a city or country’s offseason, and you book your flight, hotel, and everything else you need during that time, you can save money. If you like to travel, but you’re not exactly rich at the moment, then this move makes sense.
Before You Start a New Job
If you change jobs, maybe you’re taking on a new one that will pay you much more. If so, then you should congratulate yourself.
Maybe you liked your old job, but you knew you’d never get a significant raise or a promotion. Perhaps you hated your old job, and that’s why you found a different company with better perks and a higher starting salary.
You can travel before you start your new job, assuming you have a little money put away. Maybe you’ve saved, and now, you feel you should kick back and enjoy yourself a bit before plunging into your career’s next phase.
If you’re single, you can travel on your own. If you have a partner or spouse and some kids, they can come along for the ride. You might treat everyone. You can relax and clear your head before taking on some new responsibilities when you get back.
After a Relationship Ends
Maybe you and someone break up. Perhaps you end a marriage after many years. You likely have many feelings during this time, and you want some clarity before you resume your life.
Travel can give you that. You might book a trip and take a spur-of-the-moment journey. Maybe you have family members and friends who love giving you their two cents. They all have advice, but you don’t want it right now.
You can get away and spend a few days in some tropical paradise or anywhere else you like. You can think during that time and decide whether you’ll start dating again or stay single for a while.
Maybe you’ll realize you no longer like the city where you’re living, or you feel you should make some
other major life changes. Ending a relationship usually brings some big emotions, and you can deal with them better somewhere far from home and what’s familiar.
When You’ve Got a Huge Decision Coming Up
Maybe you have a huge decision that you must make soon. That could involve marrying someone or divorcing them. Perhaps you have a job offer, but you don’t know whether you should take it or not.
You might not be sure whether to move or stay in the same city. Maybe you don’t know whether you should have kids, but someone’s pressuring you.
Any time you have a massive decision you must make, travel makes sense. You can get away and find clarity by not thinking about it so much.
If you’re in a foreign city and having fun, you might realize you knew the right answer all along. It might come in a flash. When you get back, you can move forward decisively. You’ve made up your mind, and you’ll never look back.
You Just Lost Something Important
All people must confront loss sometimes. Maybe you lost a job, a pet, or even a family member. In that situation, you might feel sadness or even anger. You might realize you’ve reached a crossroads, and you’ll have a very different life now.
You can travel and clear your head that way. You might find that by embracing the unfamiliar, you can mourn more easily and return feeling refreshed and cleansed.