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Travel Fantasy: Where Do You Want to Go? | A Cup of Jo

This previous weekend, we did one thing wild…

We drove up to Mamaroneck, a suburb simply north of New York City, and walked round a bit of park. Not our neighborhood park! A DIFFERENT PARK!

As we strolled collectively alongside the bay, I listened to the seagulls squawking, Alex admired the skyline, Anton tossed snowballs, and Toby requested once we might return to the automotive. It felt so, so good to be in a special place, we’d as properly have been one million miles away.

During this pandemic 12 months, I haven’t let myself daydream a lot about touring. Imagining flying to Michigan to go to my mother or crossing the ocean to see my grandmother looks like tempting destiny. Who is aware of how lengthy it is going to be till that may safely occur?

But our day journey made me starvation for extra adventures. And the New York Times says that it’s truly okay — even good — to fantasize. “Anticipation is such a valuable source of pleasure,” stated Elizabeth Dunn, a professor within the Department of Psychology on the University of British Columbia.

Plus, your dream journey doesn’t have to be flashy. When we begin touring once more after a 12 months staying house, Dr. Dunn says we’ll expertise a ‘happiness reset,’ that means that even low-key journeys will make us giddy. “You can do something pretty simple and it’s going to feel fantastic,” she stated.

So! Just for enjoyable, for a fake escape, the place would you want to go, in the event you might? A sure lodge? A rocky seashore? A relative’s home? Please share beneath…

P.S. Six methods to plan an epic trip, and the weirdest better part of journeys.

(Photo of the White Cliffs of Dover by Kirstin Mckee/Stocksy.)

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