One of the greatest joys of travelling is the sense of adventure that goes with it. A feeling of entering the unknown, a feeling that anything could happen, a feeling of surprise. A feeling that we’re missing – a lot – now that we’re stuck inside due to the current pandemic. A voyage from our bed to our desk and back again isn’t exactly what we had in mind for the past year. Sure, you could speak of some kind of excitement when the doorbell rings and you don’t know which of the three orders you made will be waiting for you when you go downstairs. But, then again, it’s not the big adventure we were hoping for.
So, if all that keeps you going these days is planning a trip far away once all of this will be over, we get you. We really do. Sometimes, we just need something to look forward to to make life bearable and this is definitely one of those moments. No better way to keep your mind off things than to plan a trip from A to Z.
The first thing you have to do when planning a trip is, of course, to choose a destination. The world is your oyster so you could just pick a random destination but that’s not for everyone. Sure, we’re in need of an adventure, but not everyone’s willing to take big risks or to leave things up to fate. And let’s be honest, we all prefer to feel safe in some kind of way. Unless you’re a spy of course, that could drastically change your point of view. But let’s say you’re not and let’s say you don’t want to have to look over your shoulder every two seconds. Where to begin?
Well, every year, Numbeo makes a list of the safest cities in the world which could be the perfect starting point for your next (city) trip. The ranking is based on the crime rate of every single one of the 432 cities they study. The less crimes take place in a city, the more it’s considered as a safe place to live in or to travel to.