No one wants to live in fear. Yet, even in the 21st century, with gargantuan technological advancements that have made possible explorations on Mars, we are scared to even set foot outside our homes today. At play is the basic instincts for survival, for preservation of a healthy state, and prevention of any risk to our loved ones. Scroll down to read the entire note from T+L India‘s Editor-in-Chief Aindrila Mitra.

 

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The current Coronavirus pandemic, which India (and the world) is living through, isn’t normal by any standard. And it’s only right that everyone (including those bitten by the wanderlust bug) think of well-being first. Now more than ever, we recommend our readers to stay safe. However, in the darkest of days, the words that echo with us are those that the American poet Langston Hughes once wrote: 

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly. 

And fly we have to. While everyone hunkers down and hopes for better times ahead, we at T+L India & South Asia will continue to share travel stories to quench your thirst for exploring the world. Our series on #Tnlvirtualtour lends a virtual window to experience destinations as you sit at home; #DreamEscapes takes you on a nostalgia trip with throwbacks to memorable vacations and places that celebrities, influencers, and our readers share—bookmark these for your bucket list. 

 

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While we can’t travel for now, the world is still out there to be discovered, albeit virtually. It’s what some call armchair escapism, and we like to term as ‘balcony travel’. Besides, this is probably the best time you’ll have at hand to jot down your world-tour itinerary, with a daily dose of globetrotting content from us. 

In order to satiate your wanderlust, the e-edition of Travel + Leisure India & SA will be available FREE to all our readers on Magzter! Use the coupon code Be$afe2020 to access your #DreamEscapes.

Meanwhile, stay safe and maintain that social distance. #Coronabegone #Letitpass

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