5 Places I'm Traveling To (After COVID)

At the end of last year I distinctly remember thinking I was going to travel a lot in 2020. Clearly the universe had other plans (and a sense of humor) because I have no idea when's the next time I'm getting on a plane. It's definitely going to be a while but in the meantime, I can at least dream about where I'd like to go next once it feels safe enough to do so. 

Here are the five places I want to travel to after COVID:

1. Los Angeles, CA
I am so grateful that I was able to go to LA in February, right before everything happened. As I was boarding the plane to head back home, my cousin called me because her kids wanted to ask if I could come back during their summer break. Of course I said yes, not knowing what would happen. But I know that soon as I'm able to, the first trip I want to take is to LA to see my cousin, her kids and my aunt. I miss them! (I also miss the food, especially pastries from Porto's!)

2. Paris, France
After Alexa and I went to Paris last year, I just keep thinking about how I wanted to go back. I feel incredibly lucky that I've been to Paris twice and I do want to explore the other parts of France. But Paris is just one of those cities that I could easily return to over and over again. It's such a beautiful city with so much to see and do and eat! (And shop!) These last couple of weeks, Alexa and I keep asking each other when we can go back and goodness, I hope some day within the next two years. 

3. London
The last time I went to London was in 2018, which happened to be my first (and only) solo trip. But it was supposed to be the first of many. I had such an amazing time, and it felt so good to realize I could enjoy traveling on my own. That trip actually made London tied with Paris for my favorite city. So afterwards I thought – okay, if no one can travel with me and I feel that wanderlust itch, I'll just book a solo trip to London. Of course, life got in the way but I'd love to go back to London again (with a friend or on my own!). 

4. Portugal
One of my best friends and I were supposed to go to Lisbon, Portugal this year as our first overseas trip together. We were so excited for it and I'm determined that it's going to happen someday. We've talked about going to Europe together forever but usually the plans fell through for some reason or another. This time, it wasn't our fault though! Still Portugal has been on my bucket list and I'd love to cross it off. 

5. Santorini, Greece
I've wanted to go to Santorini ever since the first time I watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. When I was making up this list, the first four destinations came to mind immediately but I couldn't narrow down my options for the fifth one. So I googled "what are the safest places to travel to during COVID?" and Greece showed up on a lot of lists! Granted, I don't plan to travel now but if it's already safe there, I'm hoping it'll stay that way. 

So those are the 5 places I plan to travel to once it's safe again! 
What would your first trip be?


  1. Santorini is an absolute gem on this planet! I so hope you get there :)
    (here is a little inspiration from me : https://www.goodvibesspreader.com/2019/08/02/what-to-do-in-santorini-greeces-gem/) Fingers crossed for all the travelling :)

  2. I want to go back to Paris with you one day! And preferably at a time when it's less rainy ;) But I'd love to go back to London too, and back to Japan as well.


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