Your first visit is never your last Visit
Jokes about showing your vacation slides are legion; offer to show your friends pictures of your last trip and you’ll probably get a polite response followed by glazed over eyes, right? My experience has shown me, though, that once you visit a place, you go back again and again in your memories. The sensation of returning to that favorite place is renewed every time you see a picture in a magazine, or spot a familiar landmark in a movie or in a brochure. This little-advertised fact is, in my opinion, one of the greatest values in travel today; because those return visits in your mind cost absolutely nothing. For me, just seeing a familiar setting in a movie, (Paris and French scenes are among my preferred memories) or even reading through the myriad travel magazines I subscribe to always generates a feeling of “when I was there.”
I suggest that you start making visits now, while you can. While you can generate those travel memories that will transport you back to the places you loved every time you see a photograph of that place. Take pictures and watch for photos of places you’ve already visited in movies and print. While “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I say that it’s even more than that. It’s the magic-carpet return visit to all the wonderful places in the world that you’ve journeyed to. You know where they are. You were just there.
Having a wonderful time. Wish you were here,