Dreams of travel in the time of the pandemic…

These are strange times. I’m interrupting my series of stories from my beloved Maui to write about our current reality. I’ll try not to use words like “unprecedented,” “pandemic,” or “COVID-19,” but it’s almost impossible while writing about the today’s state of affairs. As you read this, most states have some form of “stay-at-home” order, so travel is nearly impossible. My world has been turned upside-down. So, what’s a retired girl to do?

I did take up a new hobby. Actually, it is an addition to my yoga practice. 30 days, 30 poses (so far). Inversions are fun.

At least outdoor fitness is one of the exceptions to “staying-at-home,” so daily trips for hiking or running to a favorite trail are a beautiful diversion.

In the travel blogging world, there is a dilemma or debate as to whether or not to continue posting about travel to various locations, when it’s not possible at the moment. Some bloggers are crafting articles and writing about travel, but waiting to post until such a time as traveling resumes. Some are writing about other topics temporarily to provide information that is relevant to living in this present moment. Some are continuing to blog as normal with the idea that people do want to read about travel and beautiful places in the midst of our current reality, because there will be a future that includes traveling.

So where do I stand on this?

“Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.”

I just rewatched the movie, “Rudy,” the other night mostly to hear this one line. My late husband used to say it all the time, when he came up with “plans” and ideas that didn’t seem realistic as I pointed out the reality.

So, where do I stand on travel blogging? Not that there is a right answer, but, if having dreams is what makes life tolerable, I am contributing to the world, if I can inspire you to dream or entertain you with my travel stories.

So, stay tuned for more Maui adventures and gorgeous pictures of my favorite place on earth (so far).

Published by retiredgirlbeautifulworld

Admirer of beauty. Seeker of fun. Lover of outdoors. Driver of convertibles. Educator. Writer. Editor. Photographer. Runner. Yogi. Hiker. Paddler. Dancer. Adventurer. Observer.

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