Who is Still Planning to Travel This Spring & Summer?

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  1. Ms. I

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    Given the circumstances, who's still planning to travel for spring & summer vacations?

    I had in my mind since about a year ago to go to Vegas for an event towards the end of May, so unless they cancel that, I guess I'll still go. We'll definitely drive, not fly there.

    I'm even a little wary about some day trips, so I'll have to see.

    For the summer, I really don't know. Also, I just might skip the big county fair this fall. I've gone 1-2 times every year for the last 20+ yrs anyway.
     
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    We are taking our 8th graders to Chicago at the end of the month.

    DH and I will be going on vacation somewhere in June around our anniversary. We haven't decided where, but it will most likely be a driving trip since we aren't likely to go far because my mom isn't well.

    I'm possibly going to Philadelphia for a week in July through a program I'm in through work.
     
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    We are planning to stay close to home for the foreseeable future. We are in the age group that seems to be more affected, so no sense looking for trouble.
     
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    It is beautiful here during the summer, but we go to Hawaii ( Oahu) for a couple of weeks just to get a dose of civilization. I tend not to worry about things like the CV. Working in schools, I think we develop Super Immune Systems. ;) Maybe I am an ostrich hiding my head in the sand. ;)
     
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    I have a visit home planned for my spring break which is in 2 weeks. As of right now I'm still planning on going, but I am aware that things seem to be changing quickly. I definitely wouldn't plan any new trips right now.

    My parents were planning on coming to visit me for a few days this summer and then going on to some touristy attractions in a neighboring state. They're holding off on booking as they feel things will only be worse this summer.
     
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    Any word on the Olympics? I heard several weeks ago that the status was questionable. I am not going, but love to watch.
     
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    We’re going somewhere this summer. Haven’t decided where just yet, but I know I’m not gonna be reachable for at least a week. I just have to coordinate it around my P’s trip. Him and hood wife are going on a cruise to somewhere in the Caribbean.
     
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    I'm planning to take a road trip to the East Coast of Canada; my son lives in Nova Scotia and it is a place I am thinking about retiring to. I'm not super concerned about COVID-19, but will need to keep an eye on the budget. Because of on-going contract disputes, I've already been out on 6 strike days and there may be many more to come.
     
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    I'm getting married in a month and a half and we are definitely still traveling for our honeymoon! We have flights and hotels booked already. As I told some friends at church, I got my flu shot and still got all three strains of the flu NOT covered by the vaccine. Coronavirus can suck it.
     
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    Just learned that our super is meeting with our principals to decide whether we can go forward with our trips for Chicago and DC. Meeting is tomorrow, so we shall see.
     
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    Most likely I will travel. We weren't planning on any trips out of the continent, but it depends on what will be allowed during the spring and summer.
     
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    I had a trip planned in April to go see my very elderly aunt who wrote to me asking me to come see her, and my uncle (from the other side of my family) who is in hospice. I'm on immunotherapy, so traveling by plane is incredibly risky for me to start with -- before the whole CV thing, I still would have to wear a mask, and pre-board to avoid as much exposure to others as possible.

    I had a nonstop flight, had made arrangements for wheelchair service at the airport (because I can't walk those distances) and had made special pre-boarding arrangements. I had scheduled everything around my injection schedule so I wouldn't miss any of my treatments. It was so much work to set this up.

    Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make the trip now -- which saddens me because it probably means I won't get to see my uncle one last time. (We talk on the phone every week, but that isn't the same.) My rheumatologist says it is just too risky. I have to agree with her.

    I sat here with my non-refundable tickets, and finally broke down and called the airline to cancel. I had to talk to a higher-level supervisor, but they agreed, because of my special circumstances, it would not be safe for me to travel, and gave me a replacement voucher, so I didn't actually lose any money by canceling. I thought that was very nice of them, because they didn't have to do that. I always "kill them kindness" when I deal with customer service people, and if they tell me there is nothing they can do, I very nicely say that I completely understand, and can they please transfer me to the person who can do something about it. Eventually, you get through to the person who actually has the authority to do something about things.

    I'm a little sad about not being able to go. It means I'm missing my opportunity to see both relatives for one last time. But sometimes things are beyond our control. If I wasn't immune-compromised, I would be going.
     
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    As of now, husband and I still plan to go to spring break trip to NYC. We even scored some amazing hotel deals (under $70 a night, 4 stars, Manhattan...)

    But, we are closely watching the virus and are ready to change our plans if we need to.
     
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    I didn't have plans to go anywhere but my friend bought a ticket to convention in May. I just asked her today if they were cancelling it and so far they aren't but it's still early.
     
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    We are planning a long road trip to LA. Maybe we will be ok. lol
     
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    We were able to reschedule our trip to Chicago at the end of this month to May. It will be the last week or so of school, but that’s okay. Good send off for the kids.
     
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    We were able to reschedule our trip to Chicago at the end of this month to May. It will be the last week or so of school, but that’s okay. Good send off for the kids.
     
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    We were able to reschedule our trip to Chicago at the end of this month to May. It will be the last week or so of school, but that’s okay. Good send off for the kids.
     
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    I am for Easter break at least.
     
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    No definite word, but of course they'll say so far it's happening. I was planning on actually going & the trip is pretty much paid for, got my passport, etc. :(:confused:
     
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    After hearing the guy in WA state, I decided I may not. They asked him what the consequences of not following bans was and he said, " You may kill grandpa." If it is still a problem then, I'll rethink.
     
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    Actually, flu shot means nothing for CV :neutral: But I guess you should not worry about it. The risk group is 80+ Asians. The fatal outcome for the sick person is 3%
     
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    Today they cancelled the Chicago trip we had rescheduled for May. Kids get 70% of their money returned. All the fundraiser money gets saved for another time.

    DH is still waiting to hear about his trip to DC.

    I’m not sure of the status of the Philadelphia trip for July. It’s part of a grant, and we aren’t sure if they are still doing it or not. There have been some preliminary meetings cancelled.

    DSS was supposed to go to Maine on a business trip. It was cancelled.
     
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    Since Broadway is closed we have decided not to go to New York for Spring Break. We're hopeful to be able to transfer all of our tickets and reservations to May.
     
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    My point was more that my flu shot meant nothing for the flu, so I give up worrying about whether I'm "safe" from a disease or not! I was supposedly "safe" from the flu and still got it.

    Also.... I just don't understand the panic around it. It all seems like fear-mongering and it's making people a little crazy. I totally understand if someone is already immunocompromised or otherwise at high risk, but the majority does not fit in that category and need to just take a breath.
     
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    I think there's a middle of the road that we should be taking. Not going crazy and buying 90000 rolls of toilet paper but also not walking around like nothing is going on. Take measures to protect yourself but people shouldn't be forcing fear down other peoples' throats.
     
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    I canceled my trip plans -- not so much because I"m worried about catching the virus, but because I'm worried about getting stranded in another state and having to live through this in a hotel. Also, two of the three people I was going to see are now in quarantine. That made my decision very easy.
     
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    I’m definitely not panicking, but I do see the necessity of changing behavior. I’ve had four surgeries since the end of November, so I do have some current immunity concerns. I also have a parent who, while healthy, is over 80.

    My concern is that we will overwhelm an already busy health care system. After my last stay of 18 days, I can tell you that hospitals do not sit around with empty beds waiting for patients. Most empty rooms filled within 6-12 hours. There are going to have to be changes if there is a need for increased capacity.
     
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    I cancelled my trip :(. I was starting to worry about getting stuck there and not being able to come home to my cat. My pet sitter is elderly and what if something happened to her or she wasn't able to continue caring for him longer term? I texted my dad and told him I was feeling less confident about it and he told me it would probably be best to reschedule anyway- nothing is open and there will be nothing fun to do.
     
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    My daughter and I have a trip planned for the early part of June. We are probably going to reschedule for Sept.
     
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    Exactly. I'm still washing my hands more, trying to not be too close to my students (who are all falling apart in some form with coughing, sneezing, dripping noses, hurt arms, etc), and super thankful it's spring break.

    We are trying to figure out a plan for my FH. His roommate is self-quarantining due to possible exposure and since FH and I aren't planning on living together until we're married, we have to work out those logistics this weekend so we don't both get exposed and have to self quarantine as well.

    There are definitely changes that need to happen as @geoteacher mentioned, but stockpiling sanitizer and toilet paper may not be one of them.
     
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    I haven't changed any of my plans, in fact if I am off work for a couple of weeks I might be traveling soon. I will be driving with my RV, so I wouldn't have to worry about getting stuck anywhere and staying in hotels / motels, I would also be going to remote areas with no human contact, just me and my dogs, so I wouldn't be carrying the virus and potentially endangering others.

    My mom was going to visit from Hungary and we were going to take a trip with the RV to Utah and Wyoming (about 5 weeks), but with the travel ban from Europe and all the uncertainties, we cancelled it. So I'm very bummed about it, but as of now, I'm still planning n going.
     
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    We are going to Hawaii next month (during Spring Break). We've had it planned since Nov/Dec.
     
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    Hawaii should be much less crowded right now. Be safe! :)
     
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    At some point I don't think it will be a choice whether or not to carry out your travel plans. They might be cancelled for you.
     
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    How many people are invited to your wedding? Is there a limited number of people allowed to gather in your state?
     
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    We will definitely be under 40 guests. We're accounting for travel bans/restrictions now, so it'll likely be around 25 people. We had a really small guest list to begin with though.

    Currently, my state is limiting gatherings to 10 people through the end of March, and 50 through the beginning/middle of May, so thankfully we should be good in terms of guest count. We are trying to figure out venues and vendors though; it may end up being a backyard ceremony with a reception in several months to a year.
     

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