The past year has been one of frustration in terms of our ability to get out and see the world. As vaccinations continue to rapidly increase across the world, the variants and additional waves continue to keep the future of travel in a state of flux. In general, we are optimistic people and we continue to be hopeful that things will change for the better in the near future, but our optimism seems to get dashed lately. Sure, we can travel domestically and there is nothing wrong with that, however what we really want is to get out and see something new. We had plans to go to Turkey last April and we postponed it to November last year instead of our original destination of Africa and then had to cancel the trip entirely. In its place, we planned a trip for this April to visit Portugal only to be notified that the country remains on lockdown and so that trip was canceled. Ever the optimists, we heard that travel to portions of Africa were open to international travel and since we originally wanted to go there last year so we were looking at going there in June, but now things seem to be closing again there as well.
We aren’t giving up, though. We will travel someplace this June, we’re just not sure where. There are places in Central and South America that are open, but things could change with a minute’s notice. If we can’t get out of the country, we will go someplace in the continental United States. We will be fully vaccinated within a couple of weeks, which seems to be the new requirement for traveling. We’re not sure if everyone is going through the severe sense of “travel withdrawal” that we are, but if we don’t go somewhere soon we might just go stir crazy. Any recommendations of places that are open to travel for us to consider would be greatly appreciated.
21 thoughts on “When and Where Will We Travel Once Again?”
Well. I will go to NFLD this summer. Next year Peru
All the best Kelly
I think that international travel will remain challenging until the global community finds a way to offer vaccines to all countries.
That is probably very true.
Tough call to take for everyone, governments and tourism departments including. Must wish the entire industry a safe time as things begin to reopen.
I’ve heard of several people going to Costa Rica this past winter and spring. I’m considering US Virgin Islands because that will seem like leaving the US but be immensely easier.
Thank you for the ideas 🙂
Good idea! I’m going to “float’ that one by the husband. He loves to dive.
hmm..wish I could invite you over to Goa, loads of opportunity for diving there too.
All the best.
Iceland is open to Americans now. The thing that’s holding us back from international travel is getting back into the US. As long as America has that “negative test to fly home” requirement, we’re staying domestic. Can you imagine testing positive abroad (perhaps asymptomatically) and being stuck in that country? We’re fully vaccinated, but it can still happen. It’s a risk we’re not willing to take. (The pet! The mortgage! etc.)
We have been looking at traveling abroad in June. Still undecided. We thought we saw something recently saying that if you are a US citizen and fully vaccinated you do not need a negative test to fly back in to the US. Is that inaccurate? Things are constantly changing.
The CDC guidelines I just looked up indicate that’s inaccurate. Vaccinated people still have to test negative or they will be denied boarding to come back to the US. I hope this changes soon.
Wonderful travel adventures. Miss discovering new global cultures and experiences too. Me, traveling probably by 2022? To be truly safe, I believe we need to wait for the rest of the world to be vaccinated. For now, we enjoy virtual travel & memories. Take care.
We are planning a trip to East Africa for June or July this year. With all of the right due diligence.
That would be an awesome adventure
aah. virtual travel. who would have imagined such a state of affairs.
Beautiful post. brought out a few raw emotions and thoughts. we all miss travel. when things settle down, you are all invited to Goa, i was born and raised there and would love to host you.
That would be wonderful. Thank you.