Like a lot of people, we are sitting on the sidelines right now when it comes to making any travel plans. One of the crazy things about this pandemic is that there is no where to go to hide from it. I read recently that it has spread to over 200 countries.
We didn’t have any travel booked when the outbreak began, but we were starting to make plans. Our son is graduating from college in a few weeks and we were settling on the details of a two week trip to Iceland and Ireland in the second half of June. The CV19 crisis ground those plans to a very quick halt.
We haven’t looked at travel sites since, but I imagine you can get an amazing deal on a trip if you are willing to book something now. The folks that ‘time’ a trip perfectly for when things reopen will likely save a lot of money and have an uncrowded experience. I read recently that Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 cruise bookings are very strong.
Still, I can’t get myself excited to get on a plane and stay anywhere when there might be multiple ‘waves’ to the virus. I watched a PBS documentary on the Spanish Flu of 1918 and learned that it had three distinct waves, the second of which was the nastiest.
The closest we’ve gotten to talking about planning anything is going to Florida again next winter. We enjoyed our time down there in February this year (before all hell broke loose) and would like to go again, maybe for 6 weeks instead of 3. I’m hopeful that we get some handle on the virus before then, but will definitely want to understand the cancellation policy on anything we consider.
Anyone still thinking of travel for 2020? When would be the soonest you would be willing to book anything?
Image Credit: Pixabay (Iceland & Ireland)