I just wanted to talk a bit about the travel fatigue Nadine referred to in a q&a video they did recently. The question was about long-term travel, and the answer was about a more sustainable zig-zag pattern of travel with periods of travel and periods of staying at home. And how traveling for too long means you start getting tired and bored of visiting more museums, which is when you know it’s time to stop.
This really spoke to me. For a while now I’ve tended to take summer off from traveling, usually for work reasons, but also because too much travel in a short period just doesn’t work well for me. You need time between trips to decompress and take in what you’ve experienced. Too many European cities in a short period and they start blurring into one in your memories.
After doing at least one long-haul trip a month over the winter just gone, it feels like it’s been a while since I last left the country. I was due to visit the US last month, but visa issues put a stop to that plan - and in a way I’m thankful. More time at home to think back at those winter trips and dig up memories from past travels has been good.
But now it’s time to pack my bags and get ready for some trips to York, Scotland, London and Helsinki - all in the space of a month - before spending the rest of the summer in Yorkshire.