Bridgetown, Barbados | Prepare for landing

There’s nothing like the anticipation of preparing to land in your favourite destinations

Through tufts of clouds, Barbados begins to come into view — one of my favourite sights in the world. The corners of my mouth gleefully stretch almost to my ears, savouring each moment as the aircraft slowly descends. I see azure waters, fringed with white foam, lapping against the golden sand. I see familiar places and think about the memories made on my last trip, while imagining new ones. It seems like the plane will touch the sea but no, this is a gallery view of smiling sea bathers waving their hands enthusiastically welcoming us to their beloved island. I glance at the other passengers, wondering if I’m the only one whose heart is skipping a beat.