With the vaccine coming out and travel opening up, if you do not take a cruise in 2021 or 2022 will you just stay home or will you vacation by car, train or plane?
If not a cruise in 2021, will you travel?
I'm lucky and cursed with living in Los Angeles, I have tons of places to road trip to that are less then a days drive. One of my Favorites is Morro Bay, I was there in September, it was worth the drive for a outdoor fresh seafood dinner and drinks with ocean view.
I'm also thinking of Laguna Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, Big Sir, Sequoia, Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead for a road trip. Las Vegas is also only 4 to 5 hours away (one trip I made it in 3.5 hours but I can not tell you how fast I was going, the 1980's cars speedometer ended at 85 MPH and I was way past that)
I'm also thinking of a train trip on Amtrak (in a sleeper car) since I have a train station in down town Los Angeles. I can take the train up to Seattle to visit family and then take the train back home. I'm also looking at the L.A to Chicago train trip to see the center of the country. The only train trip I have done so far is LA to San Diego when I had a cruise leave out of San Diego a couple times.
We are fortunate as we have a cottage to go to. Most likely just some day trips from there. This year will be a busy transition year as we plan on selling our home and moving further out so between packing, storing and doing things from cottage I think we will be busy this year and just dying for a cruise come early 2022
I saw your photo's of the lake from the cottage, It looks like the perfect vacation spot or retirement spot.
We are still scheduled for our Riverboat cruise in October 2021 and our B2B in February/March 2022. We plan to drive to Santa Fe, NM in September as cast members for their Renaissance Festival. We may visit another Festival during 2021, depending on what is open and what restrictions are in place.
Yes - will visit family cross country
I can't. I work in Activities in a nursing home as the Assistant Director. I'm considered a frontline employee and if I travel, I have to stay out of work for 2 more weeks upon return. Those two weeks would go against my sick/vacation time, so I would waste all of it on one vacation.
However, once things lift, this may change. Once it's deemed safe to cruise, I may not have to follow such strict restrictions. I have been fully vaccinated since Inauguration Day, so I'm at extremely low risk of contracting the virus.
Spring 2022 is the earliest we will do any form of international travel. We figure that by then some semblance of protocol will be in place.
I think it really depends on the CDC and what happens with cruising specifically. To me the cruising industry will be under a huge microscope on opening back up due to what happened to guests and staff last year. If things open up in the mainland or international travel, we may look at other options if cruising is still under close scrutiny in the fall of this year to the spring of next year.
We have a camper with a seasonal site.. we spend our summer's there.
If we can't cruise this year we will probably go to FL and hang out on the Gulf Coast for a couple of weeks.