Are You Recreating Cancelled Trips Or Booking New Trips In 2021?
I have been going back and forth on something and would love to hear everyone’s thoughts and plans on it. We have all been grieving the last few months over cancelled trips. And to be honest, the future doesn’t look bright for travel. It doesn’t look like things are going to get back to normal in 2020 but there is still hope for Spring or Summer of 2021. As those dates become available for bookings I was left thinking, should I try to recreate trips I cancelled or move on to something new? I am also curious to hear what you are planning on doing so share your thoughts in the comments.
I Think I Will Be Doing A Mix Of Both
It is strange, thinking about trips that were supposed to happen and then considering putting in all that time and energy to find awards to rebook them. For some reason I feel like I just want to move on and going back into that well is too painful. I am not sure why it feels that way. I mean it is just booking a trip, how is that any different then booking an entirely new trip? It isn’t but it sure feels like it is.
The two trips from this year that I am most sad about are my Paris, Kyiv & Prague trip and our 15 year anniversary trip to Maui. I had planned on checking out Chernobyl on the Kyiv leg and I was finally able to convince my wife to take the long flight to Hawaii!
I do plan on rebooking the Hawaii trip because she is still game for it. There is still the chance that we decide to do a Europe trip instead this time around. I don’t foresee the Kyiv and Prague trip being rebooked at this time. It will likely be done at some point in the future but I almost feel enticed to do something a little grander.
That could be my crazy $300 business class booking from Mexico City to Cape Town. That plus the stop on the way home (Lisbon or London) will be one of my more spread out trips to date.It will have a lot of flights and a lot of moving parts. This is all assuming things are opened up by February of course, which looks sketchier each and every day. Maybe I will circle back to Kyiv and Prague in 2022 or tack on a trip there in the fall.
So there you have it, I plan on rebooking one of my major trips from 2020 and skipping the other. I will probably start looking at summer dates for Maui over the next few weeks and get that one locked in. Outside of that, and my business class fare to Cape Town, I will probably stand pat until later in the fall and see how things are progressing.
My real reason for writing this was to get your thoughts on the subject. Are you planning on recreating any of your missed 2020 trips in 2021 or are you starting fresh? Let me know where the trips were to and whether or not you are giving them another go.