Coming home from an amazing trip can be a huge buzzkill. Planning a trip is so exciting, dreaming about incredible meals and adventures galore, and then you have such a good time when you’re actually there, of course. But then there’s that very real misery that is modern travel and coming home to work and laundry and, well, life. Post-trip blues can be hard on a person.
How to get through? What helps me is to weave the magic of travels into everyday life. And that often entails bringing a literal taste of the trip home — or at least something whose sight, smell, or touch can whisk me back for just a moment.