When I’m not traveling, I get a little pick-me-up by reviewing upcoming itineraries. It brings some light to crummy days. Great days become even better.
And booking travel is fun in and of itself.
Checking itineraries these days (the few I still have) is something I try to avoid. It’ll just bum me out, knowing the trips very likely won’t happen.
Personally, this period has given me some time to think about my future travel priorities.
My wife, daughter, and I miss visiting our families. Maybe it’s the heaviness and dread of the coronavirus pandemic that’s helping place even more value on our families. Seeing them will be a big priority once it’s safe to travel again.
FaceTime and Zoom are great, sure. But obviously not as special as visiting people in person.
We canceled an Easter and Passover trip (we’re a religiously blended family 🙂 ) to Idaho. My daughter was excited to play with her cousins. (And eat potato latkes while dyeing Easter eggs.) I looked forward to watching my nephew and his high school baseball team play. We’re grateful to still be healthy — but disappointed the trip was canceled.
We’re supposed to attend our niece’s birthday party in Minnesota next month. Sadly, that’s probably not going to happen. (My daughter keeps asking when she can play with her cousin, who’s more like a sister.) An annual summer trip to a cabin in the Land of 10,000 Lakes is also in doubt.
Mileage runs for Delta status won’t be necessary this year because Medallion status received a year’s extension. But if we’re able to travel before the end of the year and good deals can be had, I’ll try to take a run or two — and pad my rollover MQM.
All of this, though, depends on my clients’ work schedules. And that assumes I actually still have them. There won’t be any traveling — at least for leisure — while trying to recoup some of this year’s financial losses.
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