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(Chicago Trib)   So....should you travel this summer? Are you traveling? Why?   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2020-06-24 10:11:51 AM  
We usually travel a lot; would love to.

Issues:
1. Pandemic
2. Limited flight availability
3. Other countries won't let Americans in
4. Stuff is closed.
5. Indoor public gatherings are a bad idea so it's hard to eat out, hard to enjoy a museum, and forget something bigger like a MLB game.
6. Oh yeah, one small one. The government says stay home. (and by that I mean the CDC, not Dr. Trump)
 
2020-06-24 10:38:51 AM  
Here in New Zealand? Sure. It'll be a golden opportunity to visit some of the more serene locations that are normally inundated with tourists.
 
2020-06-24 10:39:25 AM  

edmo: We usually travel a lot; would love to.

Issues:
1. Pandemic
2. Limited flight availability
3. Other countries won't let Americans in
4. Stuff is closed.
5. Indoor public gatherings are a bad idea so it's hard to eat out, hard to enjoy a museum, and forget something bigger like a MLB game.
6. Oh yeah, one small one. The government says stay home. (and by that I mean the CDC, not Dr. Trump)


^  Pretty much all of this.

We went to the beach two weeks ago. No one at the hotel we stayed at wore masks. We won't be back until the pandemic ends or they make masks mandatory everywhere there.

It'll all be car travel this year and airbnb stays. Thinking of maybe something along the NE coast, Maine or Vermont or something. But yeah, no travel. It's a save-up year I guess.
 
2020-06-24 11:07:34 AM  
Wifey and I will take drives in the car.  Day trips.  Don't want to risk staying at hotels because of clueless fellow guests.  Most places still aren't open for dining in and we aren't interested in risking ourselves.

We had a trip to Santa Barbara planned but that's off as So Cal is spiking hard.  MiL from Arizona was going to join us for a couple days.  Hell no.

Wifey and I are trying to mentally prepare ourselves for not seeing our parents again.  My dad and her mom are too far to drive to and no way in hell we're having anyone fly here.

Fortunately, rural northern california is spectacular and we hate being around people anyway.
 
2020-06-24 11:07:56 AM  

thisispete: Here in New Zealand? Sure. It'll be a golden opportunity to visit some of the more serene locations that are normally inundated with tourists.


At least Dunedin has some pretty interesting architecture.
 
2020-06-24 11:12:43 AM  
I'm taking the path of least resistance because it hurts too much to do anything else.
 
2020-06-24 11:16:08 AM  
Yep.  I'm flying back East for a wedding that I'm in.   Haven't seen my family in two years, can't really put it off any longer.   I wish I could wrap myself in plastic before getting on the plane...
 
2020-06-24 11:28:51 AM  
Was going to go to Canada for my nephew's wedding.
I'll be sending a few hundred bucks as a wedding gift instead.
 
2020-06-24 11:32:02 AM  
I have been supposed to travel 2 times this year related to finding a place to move to after my current house sells.  First was in March when everything closed.  Was looking again at 4th of July, but the places I'm looking to move to reopened too quickly and have massive outbreaks again so delaying again...
 
2020-06-24 11:32:30 AM  

raerae1980: Yep.  I'm flying back East for a wedding that I'm in.   Haven't seen my family in two years, can't really put it off any longer.   I wish I could wrap myself in plastic before getting on the plane...


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2020-06-24 11:39:10 AM  

grokca: raerae1980: Yep.  I'm flying back East for a wedding that I'm in.   Haven't seen my family in two years, can't really put it off any longer.   I wish I could wrap myself in plastic before getting on the plane...

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My chest would be too exposed.....
 
2020-06-24 11:40:24 AM  
We normally do some sort of road trip odyssey, but that also means restaurants, truck stops, hotels, and people.

We were actually planning to go to Disneyworld this summer. <insert sarcastic laugh> Not a chance in hell! Maybe (maybe) we'll consider it next year, but that's only if things change dramatically for the better.

So we're probably spending the summer at home. maybe going to fish at a local lake. Taking walks around the neighborhood. That sort of thing. Lots of family movie nights.
 
2020-06-24 11:59:42 AM  

Solkar: We were actually planning to go to Disneyworld this summer. <insert sarcastic laugh>


Summer? Are you insane?
Actually this is a really bad year to visit. Not just virus reasons, but it's a friggen construction zone.
Tomorrowland is under construction for a makeover and Tron LightCycle coaster is being built.
EPCOT is basically just construction walls, with ripping out the front entrance,tearing down the middle walkways for installing a kinda 'rooftop' garden area. Ripping down universe of energy to build a Guardians of Galaxy attraction, and a Moana 'water garden' type walkthrough...and "Spaceship Earth" (the ball) is getting a make over and will be closed later this year.  And installing a 'Wreck it Ralph" playground/electronic game area where the "life" pavillion used to be. So, next year is a much better choice for a WDW vacation.
And by next year, they should have the Space Elevator installed that will take you to the sub orbital
"Space 220" restaurant.
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2020-06-24 11:59:52 AM  
Just because I'm too dumb to move out of a red state that didn't shut down, doesn't mean I'm not smart enough not to stay the fark home.
 
2020-06-24 1:06:19 PM  
Just got back from a weekend in Savannah, and the bed & breakfast we stayed at had socially distant wine tasting in the afternoon, coffee and desserts in the evening, and breakfast in the courtyard at tables about 8-10 feet apart. Around town, most restaurants enforced socially distant seating, and all staff at any location we went to were masked. I don't understand the trolley rides with 40 people packed into a trolley with no masks, but we walked everywhere. Even our walking tour was socially distant, with the earbuds and receivers allowing us to be up to 100 feet from the tour guide.
 
2020-06-24 1:38:08 PM  
I'm hoping to get out September October

I wouldn't go out and about July August anyway

that's for hiding or working

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2020-06-24 1:45:25 PM  

raerae1980: Yep.  I'm flying back East for a wedding that I'm in.   Haven't seen my family in two years, can't really put it off any longer.   I wish I could wrap myself in plastic before getting on the plane...


I am going to have to fly soon as well.  Family health scare are spurring on a trip to visit them in Florida of all god-forsaken places.  Gonna drive everyone down, fly myself back home, fly back down there, and drive everyone up.  At least then only one of us is deliberately more exposed via travel.

Here is what I plan to do if the above happens.
Wear clothing just for the visit to the airport, and an N95 mask, NOT just a cloth mask.  Cloth masks are more about others, N95s are more about protecting yourself.  Find one, wear one.  When you arrive to your destination, shower and change as soon as you are able, and put the clothes you wore in a bag and wash upon first chance you get.  Repeat for your trip home.

Average incubation for corona is 5 days, minimum I think I have seen is 3.  If you have to see immune compromised people (like I do) do so early in the trip before you would be contagious.
 
2020-06-24 1:53:32 PM  
It hasn't stopped the Albertans flooding into BC. I see dozens of cars daily in our small town.

With the case count and that most people will be with their families outside in the country the risk is relatively low, for now, but yeah. It's making many here very nervous when the hospital has 20 beds with 5 free on an average day.
 
2020-06-24 2:21:30 PM  
No way, no how.

I have a trip to Disney (reserved from last year) in October.  Unless a miracle happens before then, not a chance.
 
2020-06-24 2:58:24 PM  
Supposed to be on Cape Cod for the week starting July 4, cancelled. Were were planning a two week family vacation to Maui for later this year, cancelled as well.
 
2020-06-24 3:36:40 PM  
Just got back from four days at a smaller beach (Sunset Beach, NC). Easy to stay socially distant if you stay away from the many morans with no concept of it.

We got there by car, wore masks when walking around, stayed in a condo with a check-in/out system based on our room's keypad, and walked a few extra hundred feet from the pier to find a spot on the beach that was more socially distant. All restaurant eating was done outside, in one case in a special setup under a canopy. We were about to eat at one place until we saw that they had "Reopen NC" on their marquee and no one inside was wearing masks. Turned around and ate hotdogs in the condo.

Also, the walkways over the dunes were clearly labeled, store-style, in alternating ones for going to and from the beach. I swear we were the only ones there obeying that. Good thing they recently found out you're actually unlikely to catch coronavirus from momentarily passing by someone.
 
2020-06-24 3:53:55 PM  

Fireproof: Just got back from four days at a smaller beach (Sunset Beach, NC). Easy to stay socially distant if you stay away from the many morans with no concept of it.

We got there by car, wore masks when walking around, stayed in a condo with a check-in/out system based on our room's keypad, and walked a few extra hundred feet from the pier to find a spot on the beach that was more socially distant. All restaurant eating was done outside, in one case in a special setup under a canopy. We were about to eat at one place until we saw that they had "Reopen NC" on their marquee and no one inside was wearing masks. Turned around and ate hotdogs in the condo.

Also, the walkways over the dunes were clearly labeled, store-style, in alternating ones for going to and from the beach. I swear we were the only ones there obeying that. Good thing they recently found out you're actually unlikely to catch coronavirus from momentarily passing by someone.


Also just got reminded that apparently we got weird looks from someone, somewhere for wearing masks, but I never noticed it myself.

Also want to add that Myrtle Beach, SC, only about two beaches away from where we were, has become a hotspot for the virus. Heard that it was full of college-aged kids not social distancing for shiat.
 
2020-06-24 4:18:04 PM  

thisispete: Here in New Zealand? Sure. It'll be a golden opportunity to visit some of the more serene locations that are normally inundated with tourists.


Exactly! And it's great fun.
 
2020-06-24 6:25:31 PM  

edmo: We usually travel a lot; would love to.

Issues:
1. Pandemic
2. Limited flight availability
3. Other countries won't let Americans in
4. Stuff is closed.
5. Indoor public gatherings are a bad idea so it's hard to eat out, hard to enjoy a museum, and forget something bigger like a MLB game.
6. Oh yeah, one small one. The government says stay home. (and by that I mean the CDC, not Dr. Trump)


All of this, but also:

7. Was let go because of pandemic related cutbacks, and managed to get a new position in <3 weeks, but am now on a 90-day "probationary" period with no PTO accumulation.
 
2020-06-24 8:16:39 PM  
My vacation days carry over.  Usually, management pressures us to use them, but not this year.

That means I'm getting six weeks of vacation next year.
 
2020-06-24 9:23:14 PM  
I plan to travel as soon as I can. My husband lives in another country, and is trapped in a third country at the moment. But we will have to wait for flights to resume, borders to open, and mandatory 2-week quarantines to end. Who knows when all that will happen.
 
2020-06-24 11:22:19 PM  
We drove to Gulf Shores, Al a few weeks ago.  Didn't go to any restaurants and only to one souvenir shop.  Made all the food in the condo.  Beaches were more crowded then normal, probably because Florida still had restrictions, but easy enough to keep away from other people.

Going to Galveston, TX for a few days next week.  Same plan, cook for ourselves and stay away from other people.  I think it is safe enough if you are smart about it.  Just hope the fishing pier isn't too crowded.  I love some fishing.
 
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