We all know the automatic email respons: “I will be out of the office…”. Reading this message at work, drinking my not so good, but very strong coffee makes me daydream about the most extraordinary holidays. Yes, the images you see on Instagram and Pinterest.
I know, somewhere those perfect images are fake, with tons of filters and Photoshop. But still, those magical places exist!
If you had a blanco ticket, where would you go? The other side of the world to explore the wilderness or visit relatives you haven’t seen for a long time? Who would you bring with you during the trip? A good friend, your parents or prefer to go alone?
I, and I’m sure you as well, have a travel bucket list. From the cold mountains till the warm desert: there are a countless destinations on my list. Maybe some of my must-travels are not so realistic (read: riding with Santa Claus in his sled through Lapland and a 5-star resort in Indonesia with private infinity pool in the jungle while cute monkeys hanging in the trees), but never say never!
It’s not my fault I have unrealistic expectations. Blame Instagram and Pinterest. They set the bar very high and although I L-O-V-E them both very, very much, they should have one day a year where everyone posts a realistic, non-filter image of how the world looks. I would call this day Pinterday (please don’t steal my million dollar idea).
I’m talking about grey sky’s, muddy roads, fog which will block a beautiful view and a lot of other daily, not so magical things. Those moments are the most normal ones, and we should treasure these more by capturing it more often. They are part of life as well and makes us who we are.
When I will visit Lapland, I won’t be disappointed when Santa Claus can’t make it to see me. I know he is a very busy man with a tight schedule. Instead, I will photograph my frozen hands and not so fashionable but oh-so-warm thermo outfit and save this image for Pinterday, the day where normal is extraordinary.