With many of us being forced to hit pause for the time being, how can one ‘slow plan’ their next trip?
First, don’t think logically, about time, budget, distance. Close your eyes and think about a place you’ve always dreamed of going, then write it down. You’re now in a creative headspace, not a logistical one, and you’re on the right track. After you start writing down the places you’re dreaming of (because believe me, you won’t have just one) have a look at that and see if there is any that fit into the reality of your life.
Writing down the instagram accounts and websites that inspire you per location is a good idea. When I don’t write them down, I always forget where I found what information, and spend way too much time trying to find it again. Having a journal or a notebook that is just for travel dreaming and planning also makes it all so much more pleasurable. The places that you find as you’re researching may not work for now, but will at some point in the future, so all the research lives in one place.