I’m cautiously optimistic most of us will be back in the air early-ish next year. And 2021 is already shaping up to be one of my most travel-packed years in a long time.
Trips of all kinds — work and personal — scheduled for 2020 are tentatively postponed to next year.
Family Farewells and Celebrations
It’s been an up-and-down May in our house.
Three family members died this month (one from COVID-19). We even attended a Zoom funeral a few weeks ago. There will be celebrations of life for both decedents next year. One of those events will be in New York, so we’ll head east for that.
On the happier side, we took part in a Zoom wedding this past Saturday. A family friend got married in her Las Vegas backyard. She and her new husband are planning a reception in Sin City next year.
Back in my younger days, Guns N’ Roses played the FARGODOME in my hometown of Fargo. My parents put the kibosh on my attending.
Cut to 2020: GN’R scheduled a North American tour for this summer — with a stop at the FARGODOME! I got tickets, called a longtime friend who also likes ‘80s and ‘90s rock, and planned a trip to Fargo to finally see Guns N’ Roses. Then the tour was postponed this week.
My best friend, Rick, and I decided last year to visit Minneapolis this fall for a Minnesota Vikings football game at the beautiful US Bank Stadium.
We’re pushing the trip to 2021. Who knows if the dreaded second wave of COVID-19 will arrive this fall? We’re perfectly fine watching the game at one of our homes.
Birthday and Anniversary Trips
My wife’s birthday was last week. All she wanted was a family getaway with my daughter and me. That’s been postponed to next year.
Our ten-year wedding anniversary is in October. We were thinking of a trip to celebrate that milestone. But, again, we may do something next year.
We also planned to visit Hawaii with my parents this fall. I guess 2021 will be our year of aloha.
I’m trying to stock up on MQM with my Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express and Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card from American Express this year — especially because all of this year’s MQM roll over to next year.
Starting 2021 with a healthy supply of MQM and throwing in some MQD runs during the year should have me again seeing Diamonds. 🙂 .
Trips for the Blog
I originally planned to visit Tokyo this year to review the new Delta Sky Club opening soon. (And because I love Tokyo!)
During my London mileage run in February, I visited several lounges and planned to review them. But we’re not sure which ones will reopen — and when. Plus, there’s always the chance the clubs will have undergone some remodels. So perhaps I’ll need to revisit them for current pictures and information.
This one is a big question mark.
My photo editing work sends me to concerts, festivals, and award shows around the country (mostly the western half of the United States).
When (and if) these events return, I hope they need a full complement of photo staff — especially onsite.
Traveling — especially for fun — is a luxury not everyone enjoys. Those of us reading (and writing) blogs about travel and points are lucky. Make no mistake about it.
Thinking of travel next year is one of the things that keeps us going.
What Have You Delayed to 2021?
What trips of yours have been pushed to next year? Let’s commiserate in the Comments section.
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