I long to get back on an airplane. As I write this, it has been approximately 11 months since my last flight, a short hop from Kansas City to Denver, and I was typically doing at least 2 round trip flights per month between work and personal. In this time, I have driven close to 12,000 miles, the majority of which has been road trips across the US, so I have been fortunate to move around a bit. But I want to go abroad.
There is nothing quite like international travel. Exploring the people, food, culture, and language of a new area is fun and expands the mind in ways that can never be replicated at home. While I don’t envision my writings to be focused entirely on travel, I imagine that they will be heavily influenced in the near future.
I have decided that my first trip should utilize at least one of two skills I have put some focus on during the pandemic: the Spanish language and chartering a sailboat. The Caribbean seems to be a logical choice for both, but the typical sailing destinations are predominately either English or French Creole speaking.
The Western Med is a possibility, but I know that keeping it local is better for my first charter experience. Plus, I am intimidated by a Mediterranean Moor (though this video where you use a mooring line instead of your own anchor makes it seem feasible). So alas, I will only test one of my two new skills. The decision on which will likely be heavily influenced by who, if anyone, is along for the ride.