Travel? Yes, please!

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As we arm ourselves with facts about vaccines, boosters, variants, and immunities, one thing is perfectly clear: we must each decide for ourselves what is best. Misinformation, distrust, and disillusionment are rampant, making it difficult to know what to believe.

It is also increasingly clear that COVID-19 has forced us to confront the preciousness of time. And because the value of time is different for all of us, there is no right answer for this one either.  

When the trip we originally booked in 2019 for May 2020 was cancelled and rescheduled for May 2021 which was cancelled and rescheduled for October 2021, was finally NOT cancelled, the decision whether or not to travel was easy! Yes, please!

There are no guarantees in life so when something you love is finally allowed to happen, you jump at the chance… well, that’s what we did anyway. Some will call us irresponsible; some will wonder what took us so long, but the preciousness of time (and assorted other factors) has dictated that this time – right now – is right for us! So, I’ll see you in a few weeks with new stories about what it was like to travel again!


  1. Love this!  On the road again – so to speak – so excited for you both and I know this will be a wonderful, fun filled adventure.  Looking forward to hearing all about it with both pictures and your wonderful writings.  Hugs my friend!!

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  2. The last description I’d give this delayed decision is “irresponsible”. How about “carpe diem”? We all need to do more of this. Wonderful words of wisdom. Safe travels!

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  3. I”m looking forward to hearing about what it’s like to travel these days. We haven’t flown since Feb 2020. Not going to in the foreseeable future either. Next trip may be March of 2022. Maybe.

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  4. I couldn’t agree more, Linda! Can’t wait to read all about your travel experience. The pandemic isn’t over, after all, and people might feel conflicted about pandemic travel right now. But by researching your destination’s COVID-19 case numbers and safety rules is a good way to start 🙂 Have a great trip 🙂

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  5. Same here! We scheduled a trip to Sweden last March 2020 and when the first case of Covid entered here in Philippines, the country was put on lockdown. We havent gone out anywhere (even within the country) for a year but fortunately, as the restrictions were lessened, we were able to pursue our much awaited trip to Sweden where people doesn’t even think of the pandemic lol

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  6. Oh, I’ve been through all those cancellations too. My coupons (thank you Emirates, Avalon Waterways, KLM and all) have been fluttering in the wind but maybe, maybe, soon, soooon, with the next rearrangments we’ll be off the ground! Regarding misinformation, your doctor and travel agent should be able to clarify matters for you. Good luck and stay safe.


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