Are you guilty of scrolling endlessly on Instagram, getting lost in travel daydreams; reminiscing on destinations that have a special place in your heart or lusting over places you haven’t even been yet? You are not alone.
The whole no travel thing is kind of the worst, but at the same time, it gives us a chance to take in everything we’ve experiences so far in our lives and allows us time to indulge in our imagination.
Not to mention the good is it doing for the environmental state of the planet right now.
But, anyway, have you flicked through your old travel photos and found yourself overwhelmed with the feelings you felt when you were right there, however many years ago? How good is it to reflect and sit with those warm tingly feels travel gifted to you by travel? Or maybe even feel gratitude that those, perhaps silly choices you made when you were younger, gave you opportunities to learn, have a whole lotta fun, and grow into a better human being.
According to Instagram, there has been roughly 208,362 #TakeMeBack hashtagged photos posted by travel-sick wanderers during lockdown.
Let’s take a look at the 5 most missed destinations in the world, according to clever researchers and the ‘Gram’.
5. The Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
Perhaps one of the most romanticised spots in the world, the Eiffel Tower is at the top of many travel wish-lists.
Can you remember how you felt when you visited this grand and iconic sight?
4. Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Florida, USA
Dis-nerds all over are seriously missing the magic of Cinderella’s castle right now. We’re not at all surprised that WDW in Orlando is on the shortlist.
If you haven’t teared up while waving to Mickey in the parade, have you even lived?!
3. Santorini, Greece
Contrasting colours, winding laneways, smiling locals and outstanding beauty, is there any one in the world who doesn’t rate the stunning island of Santorini?
Obviously not, says Instagram. #TakeMeBack
2. Bali, Indonesia
Lush tropics, mouth-watering cuisine, and picture-perfect spots with every turn, Bali conjures up feelings of freedom and a connection to nature. Oh, and of course, images that fit beautifully into our neat little squares!
1. Giza Pyramid Complex – Giza Governorate, Egypt
The Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza allows curious travellers the chance to step back in time and uncover the mystery and magic of ancient life.
There’s no other place like it on Earth and we are totally dreaming of exploring right now.
Where are your top 5 #TakeMeBack destinations?
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