The past two years have cost a lot of energy. Editor Gunnar Herbst traveled to the Algarve with his family to regain strength.

The tension slowly dissolves. I’m lying by the pool with my son Henry, 6, and my wife Sara, 40 next to me. Looking out over the light blue water in front of me and the deep blue Atlantic below, the bay and the rocky islands. Hear the calls of the kids in the pool, they don’t bother me, on the contrary. Enjoy the sun and the light. Take a deep breath. It smells of pine trees, flowers, grass, completely different than at home, it smells of the south. And I think: finally! Finally no more winter. No cold, no stress, no home office, no isolation. Finally holidays!