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"Enjoying the view of my favourite city,  Toronto, where I had the pleasure of living," writes Kathleen Maher. Twitter / @SquidgeMundo

"Enjoying the view of my favourite city, Toronto, where I had the pleasure of living," writes Kathleen Maher. Twitter / @SquidgeMundo

Daniel O'Brien on Ossory Hill, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Alan O'Brien / @AlanoBr06549330

Daniel O'Brien on Ossory Hill, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Alan O'Brien / @AlanoBr06549330

On the Camino in Spain. 'Met some amazing people and the scenery is tranquil and delicious,' says John McNamara. Twitter / @jmcnamaracoach

On the Camino in Spain. 'Met some amazing people and the scenery is tranquil and delicious,' says John McNamara. Twitter / @jmcnamaracoach

'My modest ambition for #WhenWeTravelAgain is to go for a swim,' says Willie White (Twitter: @williewhite)

'My modest ambition for #WhenWeTravelAgain is to go for a swim,' says Willie White (Twitter: @williewhite)

'Happy days in Barleycove,' says Muriel Silke.

'Happy days in Barleycove,' says Muriel Silke.

"Amazing Positano. One day just wasn’t enough here," says Tinty Stryder. "I can’t wait to go back!" Twitter / @TintyStryder

"Amazing Positano. One day just wasn’t enough here," says Tinty Stryder. "I can’t wait to go back!" Twitter / @TintyStryder

Eamonn McGowan sent this photo of his son and daughter, Zara and Ewan, on Rossnowlagh beach

Eamonn McGowan sent this photo of his son and daughter, Zara and Ewan, on Rossnowlagh beach

Coumshingaun, a corrie lake in Co Waterford. Photo: Twitter / @Waterfordcamino

Coumshingaun, a corrie lake in Co Waterford. Photo: Twitter / @Waterfordcamino

Col du Tourmalet, the Pyrenees. 'Content in the knowledge that it will always be there,' says Ciaran Cannon. Photo: Twitter / @ciarancannon

Col du Tourmalet, the Pyrenees. 'Content in the knowledge that it will always be there,' says Ciaran Cannon. Photo: Twitter / @ciarancannon

Trekking in the Himalayas, by Philip Gillivan. Twitter: @PhilipGillivan

Trekking in the Himalayas, by Philip Gillivan. Twitter: @PhilipGillivan

Matera, Italy, at sunrise. Photo: Cian O'Driscoll / Twitter: @cianodriscoll

Matera, Italy, at sunrise. Photo: Cian O'Driscoll / Twitter: @cianodriscoll

Underwater life in Egypt's Red Sea. Photo: Paul McGuinness

Underwater life in Egypt's Red Sea. Photo: Paul McGuinness

An Caorán Beag, An Cheathrú Rua. 'Always beautiful,' Richie Ó hEadhra says of this photo taken in July, last year. Twitter / @OHeadhra

An Caorán Beag, An Cheathrú Rua. 'Always beautiful,' Richie Ó hEadhra says of this photo taken in July, last year. Twitter / @OHeadhra

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: paul Muldoon / @muldoonpaul (Twitter)

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: paul Muldoon / @muldoonpaul (Twitter)

Coumeenole, Co Kerry, last summer. Photo: Twitter / @MuriosaP

Coumeenole, Co Kerry, last summer. Photo: Twitter / @MuriosaP

Morriscastle, Co Wexford. 'The longest unbroken stretch of beach in Europe in full sunrise flight yesterday,' writes Irish holiday park, Morriscastle Strand. Photo: Twitter / @morriscastlePk

Morriscastle, Co Wexford. 'The longest unbroken stretch of beach in Europe in full sunrise flight yesterday,' writes Irish holiday park, Morriscastle Strand. Photo: Twitter / @morriscastlePk

Vicky Phelan sent this photo of glorious lupins on a holiday near Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Vicky Phelan sent this photo of glorious lupins on a holiday near Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

'The Salt Flats in Uyuni, Bolivia... Best sunset of [my] life,' says Paula Leavy.  Photo: Twitter / @Paula_Leavy

'The Salt Flats in Uyuni, Bolivia... Best sunset of [my] life,' says Paula Leavy. Photo: Twitter / @Paula_Leavy

'The old school house at the Gleniff Horseshoe, Co Sligo, during a blizzard'. Photo: Val Robus / Twitter / @magnumlady

'The old school house at the Gleniff Horseshoe, Co Sligo, during a blizzard'. Photo: Val Robus / Twitter / @magnumlady

Pasteis de nata in Lisbon. Photo: Sarah O'Connor / Twitter / @sorchaoconnor

Pasteis de nata in Lisbon. Photo: Sarah O'Connor / Twitter / @sorchaoconnor

'Take me back!' says Gary Finnerty of Iguazú Falls. Twitter: @gazfinnerty

'Take me back!' says Gary Finnerty of Iguazú Falls. Twitter: @gazfinnerty

View from the bridge in Pontoon Co. Mayo, by Michael Dockery. 'Note the solitary fisherman in the foreground,' he says.

View from the bridge in Pontoon Co. Mayo, by Michael Dockery. 'Note the solitary fisherman in the foreground,' he says.

The Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. Photo: Steven Dunne / Twitter / @stevenevetsd

The Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. Photo: Steven Dunne / Twitter / @stevenevetsd

Gus & Martina Shaughnessy in Vermont, USA, in 2016.

Gus & Martina Shaughnessy in Vermont, USA, in 2016.

'The amazing village of Positano at night, on the Amalfi Coast'. Photo: Chris Bellew / Twitter: @Chris_Bellewphotos

'The amazing village of Positano at night, on the Amalfi Coast'. Photo: Chris Bellew / Twitter: @Chris_Bellewphotos

'I miss going for hikes in Connemara,' says photographer Julia Dunin. 'This photo is from the Diamond Hill.' Photo: Twitter / @JuliaDunin

'I miss going for hikes in Connemara,' says photographer Julia Dunin. 'This photo is from the Diamond Hill.' Photo: Twitter / @JuliaDunin

Tiger's nest monastery in Bhutan. 'A UNESCO world heritage site and a place of incredible spirituality literally hanging from a cliff top in Bhutan,' says Joanne Byrne. 'THIS is what brought me to the land of the hidden dragon.' Twitter: @PresencePR

Tiger's nest monastery in Bhutan. 'A UNESCO world heritage site and a place of incredible spirituality literally hanging from a cliff top in Bhutan,' says Joanne Byrne. 'THIS is what brought me to the land of the hidden dragon.' Twitter: @PresencePR

The rising moon over Inis Oírr, one of the Aran Islands, this week. Photo: Cormac Coyne

The rising moon over Inis Oírr, one of the Aran Islands, this week. Photo: Cormac Coyne

Sunset near Akrotiri in Santorini, in the Greek Cyclades Islands. Photo: Venita Broderick / Twitter: @venitabroderick

Sunset near Akrotiri in Santorini, in the Greek Cyclades Islands. Photo: Venita Broderick / Twitter: @venitabroderick

'This was a lucky shot of Cobh in February,' says Peter O'Shea. Twitter: @petelechef

'This was a lucky shot of Cobh in February,' says Peter O'Shea. Twitter: @petelechef

Angela Carrick sent this photo from Rio, in Brazil.

Angela Carrick sent this photo from Rio, in Brazil.

An icy Ben Bulben, Co Sligo, captured by Cllr Marie Casserly. Photo: Twitter / @Marie_Casserly

An icy Ben Bulben, Co Sligo, captured by Cllr Marie Casserly. Photo: Twitter / @Marie_Casserly

Joe Donovan (in the middle) shared a 10-year-old photo from the Sahara desert, for the 25th Marathon Des Sables - a seven-day, 250km ultramarathon. 'In the madness that ensued I lost a stone, four toenails and at times - the will to live,' he says.

Joe Donovan (in the middle) shared a 10-year-old photo from the Sahara desert, for the 25th Marathon Des Sables - a seven-day, 250km ultramarathon. 'In the madness that ensued I lost a stone, four toenails and at times - the will to live,' he says.

A view of Toronto from the islands. Photo: Twitter / @IamColdBear

A view of Toronto from the islands. Photo: Twitter / @IamColdBear

Glendalough, Co Wicklow. 'A place I love to visit,' says reader Maria Mullin.

Glendalough, Co Wicklow. 'A place I love to visit,' says reader Maria Mullin.

Mannix Point, Cahirciveen, on the Ring of Kerry. Photo: Twitter / @Camping_Ireland

Mannix Point, Cahirciveen, on the Ring of Kerry. Photo: Twitter / @Camping_Ireland

'The most stunning and elusive aurora borealis in Tromsø, Norway. Taken on January 4, 2020.' Photo: Rich Manalad (Twitter: @reeshel)

'The most stunning and elusive aurora borealis in Tromsø, Norway. Taken on January 4, 2020.' Photo: Rich Manalad (Twitter: @reeshel)

Orla Clancy at the Gherkin in London. 'Looking forward to travelling again,' she says. Photo: Twitter / @balloonsbyorla

Orla Clancy at the Gherkin in London. 'Looking forward to travelling again,' she says. Photo: Twitter / @balloonsbyorla

I've loved looking at all these photos... this was a sunset in Hoi An during a trip to Vietnam in May last year,' writes Natalie Garland. Twitter: @nataliegarland

I've loved looking at all these photos... this was a sunset in Hoi An during a trip to Vietnam in May last year,' writes Natalie Garland. Twitter: @nataliegarland

Sliabh Liag, Co Donegal. Photo: Patricia Greene (Twitter: @WebClubGuru)

Sliabh Liag, Co Donegal. Photo: Patricia Greene (Twitter: @WebClubGuru)

'A wonderful balloon trip in Cappadocia in Turkey'. Photo: Noeleen Cabena

'A wonderful balloon trip in Cappadocia in Turkey'. Photo: Noeleen Cabena

'Evening entertainment along the boardwalk at Key West, Florida,' says Elaine Brick. Photo: Twitter / @elainebrick

'Evening entertainment along the boardwalk at Key West, Florida,' says Elaine Brick. Photo: Twitter / @elainebrick

'Lisbon... chillaxing!' Photo: Twitter / @gerreyno

'Lisbon... chillaxing!' Photo: Twitter / @gerreyno

Magheraroarty Beach, Co Donegal, on a holiday in 2019. Photo: Una Campbell

Magheraroarty Beach, Co Donegal, on a holiday in 2019. Photo: Una Campbell

By the ocean in Oman. Photo: Dr Maeve O'Connell (Twitter: @thelovelymaeve)

By the ocean in Oman. Photo: Dr Maeve O'Connell (Twitter: @thelovelymaeve)

'This is the beautiful island ofKerrera in the Scottish Hebrides,' writes Mary McCarthy. Photo: Twitter/ @marymccarthy123

'This is the beautiful island ofKerrera in the Scottish Hebrides,' writes Mary McCarthy. Photo: Twitter/ @marymccarthy123

'At the moment, the three generations in the picture cannot interact face to face,' says Seán Gallagher, of this photo taken in North Mayo. Photo: Twitter / @seanictmayo

'At the moment, the three generations in the picture cannot interact face to face,' says Seán Gallagher, of this photo taken in North Mayo. Photo: Twitter / @seanictmayo

The Eifel Tower in Paris. Photo: Avril Molloy (Twitter @CheeseSchoolIrl)

The Eifel Tower in Paris. Photo: Avril Molloy (Twitter @CheeseSchoolIrl)

'A picture I took of a monk walking down beautiful steps between buildings in the ancient town of Assisi, Umbria, Italy. This is one place I would love to visit again in the future,' says photographer Damien Eagers (Twitter: @deagers)

'A picture I took of a monk walking down beautiful steps between buildings in the ancient town of Assisi, Umbria, Italy. This is one place I would love to visit again in the future,' says photographer Damien Eagers (Twitter: @deagers)

Jamie Smith on Inch beach, Co Kerry . Photo: Padraig Smith

Jamie Smith on Inch beach, Co Kerry . Photo: Padraig Smith

Castlegregory, Co Kerry. Photo: Imen McDonnell (Twitter: @ImenMcDonnell)

Castlegregory, Co Kerry. Photo: Imen McDonnell (Twitter: @ImenMcDonnell)

'In 2016 I quit my job and travelled across the globe to Easter Island; one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world,' says Louise Marlborough. 'Although I cannot travel any where further than 2km from home at the moment, I have those memories, and they are precious.'

'In 2016 I quit my job and travelled across the globe to Easter Island; one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world,' says Louise Marlborough. 'Although I cannot travel any where further than 2km from home at the moment, I have those memories, and they are precious.'

Ballybunion, Co Kerry. Photo: Deirdre O'Connor (Twitter: @deirdreoc_o)

Ballybunion, Co Kerry. Photo: Deirdre O'Connor (Twitter: @deirdreoc_o)

Puglia, Italy: 'My first run post-chemotherapy and mastectomy,' says Sheila Kissane. 'The waves lapping up my legs... it felt incredible to have the strength. My children cheered me on and meet me with open arms. Can't wait to return'. Photo: Twitter / @KissaneSheila

Puglia, Italy: 'My first run post-chemotherapy and mastectomy,' says Sheila Kissane. 'The waves lapping up my legs... it felt incredible to have the strength. My children cheered me on and meet me with open arms. Can't wait to return'. Photo: Twitter / @KissaneSheila

Santorini, by Mel Byrne. 'Looking at the photos gives me hope for when we can travel again!' she says.

Santorini, by Mel Byrne. 'Looking at the photos gives me hope for when we can travel again!' she says.

'Beautiful Bosnia out the car window,' says Susan Baughman. 'In seven months camping through Europe, THIS was the biggest surprise.' Photo: Twitter / @todayInIreland

'Beautiful Bosnia out the car window,' says Susan Baughman. 'In seven months camping through Europe, THIS was the biggest surprise.' Photo: Twitter / @todayInIreland

Vanessa Cremin sent this photo of Manhattan, taken by her son Luke from the Staten Island ferry. Photo: Twitter / @vanessacremin

Vanessa Cremin sent this photo of Manhattan, taken by her son Luke from the Staten Island ferry. Photo: Twitter / @vanessacremin

Portnoo, Co Donegal. Photo: Niamh Connolly (Twitter: @niamhgalway)

Portnoo, Co Donegal. Photo: Niamh Connolly (Twitter: @niamhgalway)

Södermalm, Copenhagen. Photo by Jim Wilson / Twitter / @wilsonjim

Södermalm, Copenhagen. Photo by Jim Wilson / Twitter / @wilsonjim

Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co Mayo. Photo: Phyllis Ryan (Twitter: @AGlassOWater)

Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co Mayo. Photo: Phyllis Ryan (Twitter: @AGlassOWater)

Milan, Italy. 'Where my heart lays,' says @FoodieDerry.

Milan, Italy. 'Where my heart lays,' says @FoodieDerry.

'I'm looking forward to doing the Cliff Walk in Ardmore, Co Waterford again,' says Colman Quinn. 'We might be lucky and see a dolphin or even a whale. It's of the places left that I hear & see the Sky Lark.' Photo: Twitter / @deputydawg

'I'm looking forward to doing the Cliff Walk in Ardmore, Co Waterford again,' says Colman Quinn. 'We might be lucky and see a dolphin or even a whale. It's of the places left that I hear & see the Sky Lark.' Photo: Twitter / @deputydawg

'My son Rory wanders through the sand dunes of Strandhill, Co Sligo - I love the Serengeti-type feel that the lush marram grass evokes,' writes @conneally on Twitter. Photo: Twitter / @conneally

'My son Rory wanders through the sand dunes of Strandhill, Co Sligo - I love the Serengeti-type feel that the lush marram grass evokes,' writes @conneally on Twitter. Photo: Twitter / @conneally

'I'm dreaming of another trip to India,' says Declan Hayes. Photo: Twitter / @declanjhayes

'I'm dreaming of another trip to India,' says Declan Hayes. Photo: Twitter / @declanjhayes

'Stuck!' write the folk at Berehaven Lodge Restaurant in Co Cork. The photo was taken this January at Torra Bay on Namibia's Skeleton Coast. Photo: Twitter / @berehavenlodge

'Stuck!' write the folk at Berehaven Lodge Restaurant in Co Cork. The photo was taken this January at Torra Bay on Namibia's Skeleton Coast. Photo: Twitter / @berehavenlodge

'There really is no place like home. The obligatory 'coming in to land' photo'. Pic: Twitter / @BCallig

'There really is no place like home. The obligatory 'coming in to land' photo'. Pic: Twitter / @BCallig

'This is my mum, dad and our dog walking in Moville Co.Donegal,' writes Aisling Kelly (Twitter: @AislingKelly2)

'This is my mum, dad and our dog walking in Moville Co.Donegal,' writes Aisling Kelly (Twitter: @AislingKelly2)

Moonset at Gougane Barra, Co Cork. Photo: Ciarán Kelly / ciarankellyphoto.com

Moonset at Gougane Barra, Co Cork. Photo: Ciarán Kelly / ciarankellyphoto.com

'Watching the sunset in the desert outside Dubai', Photo: Twitter / @jdscrubs27

'Watching the sunset in the desert outside Dubai', Photo: Twitter / @jdscrubs27

Vernazza, Liguria. Photo: Twitter / @dublin_damo

Vernazza, Liguria. Photo: Twitter / @dublin_damo

Climbing out over Benidorm... Photo: David P. Hughes (Twitter / @dayvehuse)

Climbing out over Benidorm... Photo: David P. Hughes (Twitter / @dayvehuse)

Diamond Beach, Iceland. Photo: Arthur Carron

Diamond Beach, Iceland. Photo: Arthur Carron

A rooftop sunset in Hong Kong. Photo: Twitter / @gjob56

A rooftop sunset in Hong Kong. Photo: Twitter / @gjob56

'The sun rising over Cork City this morning. A beautiful picture taken by Joe from the penthouse of Kingsley Hotel...' Photo: Twitter / @KingsleyHotel

'The sun rising over Cork City this morning. A beautiful picture taken by Joe from the penthouse of Kingsley Hotel...' Photo: Twitter / @KingsleyHotel

Greystones, Co Wicklow: 'I was in the water,' says Niall Meehan. 'I've been taking photos in the sea virtually every morning for past three or four years...' Photo: Niall Meehan, @SeaStudio_ie

Greystones, Co Wicklow: 'I was in the water,' says Niall Meehan. 'I've been taking photos in the sea virtually every morning for past three or four years...' Photo: Niall Meehan, @SeaStudio_ie

'A shot from our trip to Tallinn, Estonia back in 2018,' writes Sam McCormack (Twitter / @SamMcCormack97)

'A shot from our trip to Tallinn, Estonia back in 2018,' writes Sam McCormack (Twitter / @SamMcCormack97)

A surfer prepares to take to the waves at Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

A surfer prepares to take to the waves at Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

'I am so grateful that I got to go to Santander earlier this year, not knowing what was to come,' writes Priscilla O'Regan. 'This is a shot from my morning walk on the prom..' Photo: Twitter / @PriscillaORegan

'I am so grateful that I got to go to Santander earlier this year, not knowing what was to come,' writes Priscilla O'Regan. 'This is a shot from my morning walk on the prom..' Photo: Twitter / @PriscillaORegan

Deirdre Mullins at Crater Lake, Oregon. Photo: Twitter / @DeirdreMullins

Deirdre Mullins at Crater Lake, Oregon. Photo: Twitter / @DeirdreMullins

'The beautifully wild waters of #Kerry are never too far from my thoughts,' wrote Ann Power (Twitter: @PowerhousePR)

'The beautifully wild waters of #Kerry are never too far from my thoughts,' wrote Ann Power (Twitter: @PowerhousePR)

Claire O'Connell took this photo of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side. 'Standing beside it was a visceral thrill,' she says. 'It was also like meeting someone really famous from your youth...' Photo: Twitter / @claireoconnell

Claire O'Connell took this photo of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side. 'Standing beside it was a visceral thrill,' she says. 'It was also like meeting someone really famous from your youth...' Photo: Twitter / @claireoconnell

Standing between Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, by Richard Quinn (Twitter: @cycleireland)

Standing between Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, by Richard Quinn (Twitter: @cycleireland)

'A standoff in Connemara on a wet and wild November morning.' Photo by Keith O'Hara of TheIrishRoadTrip.com (Twitter: @Keithohara4)

'A standoff in Connemara on a wet and wild November morning.' Photo by Keith O'Hara of TheIrishRoadTrip.com (Twitter: @Keithohara4)

Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains, Poland. Photo: Twitter / @Moules_11

Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains, Poland. Photo: Twitter / @Moules_11

'When you can finally leave your house and travel West you can come and visit our house! The door will be open, a chair waiting beside the fire, a Céad Míle Fáilte and a scéal or two!' Photo: Twitter / @danoharafarm

'When you can finally leave your house and travel West you can come and visit our house! The door will be open, a chair waiting beside the fire, a Céad Míle Fáilte and a scéal or two!' Photo: Twitter / @danoharafarm

The view from Villa Rufalo in Ravello. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

The view from Villa Rufalo in Ravello. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

Inis Mór, Aran Islands. Photo: Twitter / @IamColdBear

Inis Mór, Aran Islands. Photo: Twitter / @IamColdBear

Peak Lenin, Kyrgyzstan. Photo: Craig Gorman (Twitter: @Shahrukh_1989)

Peak Lenin, Kyrgyzstan. Photo: Craig Gorman (Twitter: @Shahrukh_1989)

Different times... the crowded diving boards at Salthill, Co Galway. Photo: Twitter / @GalwayTourism

Different times... the crowded diving boards at Salthill, Co Galway. Photo: Twitter / @GalwayTourism

'Everything is going to be all right,' says Marie Nolan, quoting the poet Derek Mahon. Her photo shows One World Trade Center in New York. Photo: Twitter / @mjbnolan

'Everything is going to be all right,' says Marie Nolan, quoting the poet Derek Mahon. Her photo shows One World Trade Center in New York. Photo: Twitter / @mjbnolan

A snowy walk in Cruagh Wood, Co Dublin. Photo: Liz McGonigal (Twitter / @lizMcGPR)

A snowy walk in Cruagh Wood, Co Dublin. Photo: Liz McGonigal (Twitter / @lizMcGPR)

Crowds at a busy intersection in Ginza, Tokyo. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

Crowds at a busy intersection in Ginza, Tokyo. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

'The only place I need to see is Fintra beach in Co Donegal. I will be getting straight into that beautiful, cold, clean water,' writes Dr Shaun O'Boyle. Photo: Twitter / @shaunoboyle

'The only place I need to see is Fintra beach in Co Donegal. I will be getting straight into that beautiful, cold, clean water,' writes Dr Shaun O'Boyle. Photo: Twitter / @shaunoboyle

'This too shall pass and when you're ready, we will be here to see you on your journey as you take off into those Wild Atlantic Way skies and beyond,' writes Shannon Airport. Photo: Twitter / @ShannonAirport

'This too shall pass and when you're ready, we will be here to see you on your journey as you take off into those Wild Atlantic Way skies and beyond,' writes Shannon Airport. Photo: Twitter / @ShannonAirport

Havana, Cuba. Photo: Twitter / @ftlog21

Havana, Cuba. Photo: Twitter / @ftlog21

Nikki Bradley climbing Devil's Ladder, Carrauntoohil, Co. Kerry. Photo: Twitter / @nikkibspeaks

Nikki Bradley climbing Devil's Ladder, Carrauntoohil, Co. Kerry. Photo: Twitter / @nikkibspeaks

A rainbow on the banks of the River Moy, Co Mayo. Photo: Twitter / Helen Clifford (@HFClifford)

A rainbow on the banks of the River Moy, Co Mayo. Photo: Twitter / Helen Clifford (@HFClifford)

Reader Kevin Mears sent an image from Cala d'Or in Majorca, taken last year.

Reader Kevin Mears sent an image from Cala d'Or in Majorca, taken last year.

Glenveagh National Park, Co Donegal. Photo: Twitter / @Roseanne13

Glenveagh National Park, Co Donegal. Photo: Twitter / @Roseanne13

'Beautiful Connemara' by Paul Muldoon. Photo: Twitter / @muldoonpaul

'Beautiful Connemara' by Paul Muldoon. Photo: Twitter / @muldoonpaul

Lake Baikal, 'the oldest and the deepest lake in the world', photographed by Cian Guckian when he was visiting Irkutsk in Siberia, Russia. Photo: Twitter / @CianLenaG

Lake Baikal, 'the oldest and the deepest lake in the world', photographed by Cian Guckian when he was visiting Irkutsk in Siberia, Russia. Photo: Twitter / @CianLenaG

Flamingoes in the Camargue, Provence, France. Photo: Roisin McAuley (Twitter / @roisinmcauley)

Flamingoes in the Camargue, Provence, France. Photo: Roisin McAuley (Twitter / @roisinmcauley)

Artist Seán Corcoran said 'Thank You' to healthcare workers by sculpting 'a giant etch-a-sketch' in the sand. Photo: Sean Corcoran at The Art Hand/Dónal O'Flynn Media

Artist Seán Corcoran said 'Thank You' to healthcare workers by sculpting 'a giant etch-a-sketch' in the sand. Photo: Sean Corcoran at The Art Hand/Dónal O'Flynn Media

Reader Kevin Mears sent a shot of Inchydoney strand in West Cork.

Reader Kevin Mears sent a shot of Inchydoney strand in West Cork.

Padraic O’Luanaigh  took this photo on a visit to the Blasket Islands last July.

Padraic O’Luanaigh took this photo on a visit to the Blasket Islands last July.

'Rainbow of Hope at Loughross Point, Ardara, Donegal.' Photo: Twitter / @WeeDogWalker

'Rainbow of Hope at Loughross Point, Ardara, Donegal.' Photo: Twitter / @WeeDogWalker

An aerial shot of Lahinch, Co Clare. Photo: Twitter / @ClareTourism & @ClareCoCo

An aerial shot of Lahinch, Co Clare. Photo: Twitter / @ClareTourism & @ClareCoCo

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"Enjoying the view of my favourite city, Toronto, where I had the pleasure of living," writes Kathleen Maher. Twitter / @SquidgeMundo

I wanted to share a travel photo a day.

A photo to distract us, to help us dream of when we travel again.

I know coronavirus is first and foremost a public health crisis. Like so many others, I'm in awe at the fight in our healthcare heroes, our government and frontline public services. Our confinement pales in comparison.

But I'm also missing travel. Hitting the road and reporting on it is my life, my work, something that puts a smile on my face.

That's why I took to Twitter (above) on a mission. I looked for inspiring photos from our travels, taken anytime, anywhere. All they needed do was transport us for a moment, allow us take a breath amidst relentless Covid-19 news feeds.

I started with a surfer at Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal (see tweet). I shot the photo from dunes above the beach several years ago, and recalled the feeling that they had not just the beach, but the Wild Atlantic Way, to themselves.

That freedom seems all the more tantalising now.

Since creating the hashtag #WhenWeTravelAgain, photos have been popping all over the world - from Sydney to Strandhill, Portnoo to Provence.

And with them personal memories, and snippets of stories.

"My first run post-chemotherapy and mastectomy,' said Sheila Kissane, sharing a photo of herself wading into blue water in Puglia, Italy (below).

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Puglia, Italy: 'My first run post-chemotherapy and mastectomy,' says Sheila Kissane. 'The waves lapping up my legs... it felt incredible to have the strength. My children cheered me on and meet me with open arms. Can't wait to return'. Photo: Twitter / @KissaneSheila

Puglia, Italy: 'My first run post-chemotherapy and mastectomy,' says Sheila Kissane. 'The waves lapping up my legs... it felt incredible to have the strength. My children cheered me on and meet me with open arms. Can't wait to return'. Photo: Twitter / @KissaneSheila

Puglia, Italy: 'My first run post-chemotherapy and mastectomy,' says Sheila Kissane. 'The waves lapping up my legs... it felt incredible to have the strength. My children cheered me on and meet me with open arms. Can't wait to return'. Photo: Twitter / @KissaneSheila

"The waves lapping up my legs... it felt incredible to have the strength. My children cheered me on and meet me with open arms. Can't wait to return."

"When you can finally leave your house and travel west, you can come and visit our house!" posted the Dan O'Hara Homestead in Connemara. "The door will be open, a chair waiting beside the fire, a Céad Míle Fáilte and a scéal or two!"

"It was so nice to go back over my photos from our holiday to New Zealand and to reminisce," wrote women's health advocate, Vicky Phelan.

We can't travel now. But we will soon.

Until then, join us in sharing your photos using #WhenWeTravelAgain on Twitter, or by emailing travel @ independent.ie. We'll add selected shots to the gallery (above) and re-post one at 8pm daily until we can explore again.

I hope that's sooner, rather than later.

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