Captures the visceral call of travel perfectly. It makes you agile and open. You do things you’d never do at home. It puts things in perspective and you learn and experience things you never would otherwise. Gives one a global mindset. You may live in NYC but are empathetic to landslides in China.
2020 jacked-up my travel plans too, so I get what you mean.
I think often about Montreal. The summers of Montreal are truly magical. Beautiful memories.
Looking forward to spending some time in Medellin, Colombia soon.
I hope you get your trip with friends sooner than later!