By Damien Martin
We might not be able to travel internationally just yet, but we can always dream. It’s even easier to dream now that it’s free to create travel wish lists with Virtuoso Wanderlist. Is there a trip you had to postpone because of COVID-19? Has sheltering at home gotten you thinking about the trip or trips that you’ve always wanted to take but have put off for one reason or another? In an era when international travel had become so accessible, feeling cut off from the rest of the world has been a jolt. Fortunately, countries are slowly but surely opening back up and announcing dates they will begin welcoming visitors once more. We can start making plans again, and Wanderlist is the perfect way to do it.
With Wanderlist, you collect and share your travel dreams with family and friends, and with your travel advisor. You can explore destinations with maps, videos and other helpful information about the place. Then everyone who might be going with you can rate the destination by whether they want to visit, have been and want to return, aren’t sure, have been and don’t want to go back or aren’t interested. When you’ve narrowed it down to a few places, you can rate individual experiences by thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. Roam around the world and build your wish list. Discover things you never knew about your loved ones.
Share the results with your advisor, and when you’re ready to plan, upgrade your Wanderlist experience by designing your next trip with your advisor, and create a lifetime of dreams waiting to become reality. With your wish list assembled, your advisor will be able to let you know when the best times to go are, spot deals and plan in advance to make the most of your time. Even if it’s a place you’ve been to before, the destination will be much different from the one you went to last. Your advisor will be up to date on the latest developments. The upgraded version of Wanderlist will have a calendar of any future trips you’ve booked, payment due dates and budget forecasts. We know now better than ever the urgency of taking your dream trip. Someday might not ever come unless you start planning for it.
So, what’s on your Wanderlist? Is it gorilla trekking? The Great Migration? Dog-sledding in the Yukon? The unique biodiversity of the Galapagos? Where in your lifetime do you want to get to? What do you want to experience? Keep exploring. Dreaming is free.