Our travel plans for 2020 have been put on hold for the remainder of the year thanks to Covid-19. We were incredibly fortunate to get away to Australia, New Zealand and Dubai in February. I remember sitting in our hotel restaurant at breakfast and the news being on in the background. Stories of Coronavirus spreading across the world from Wuhan into Italy were just breaking. We were back just 3 weeks before lockdown in the UK started.
We’ve had a holiday to Ibiza cancelled (we await the refund), a weekend to Paris rescheduled to February (I hear it’s very cold that time of year!). We also had a few days booked to meet friends at an Air B&B in Windsor which was cancelled. We have a weekend in Prague currently going ahead in September…I guess time will tell if that still goes ahead or not.
Apart from our already booked trip to Prague, our travel plans for the remainder of 2020 will look very much UK based. I believe our UK economy needs as much support as possible. Local hotels, B&Bs, cafes and restaurants need us more than ever. We’ll be doing day trips to local places – including our favourite eateries in Bath plus stepping further afield when we look to rebook Windsor and maybe a seaside stay would be fab too.
When you work from home and for yourself, it can be easy to just trundle on through the weeks and keep going. Taking a break away is super important for me – even if it’s 24 hours away somewhere. Our stay at The Manor in Castle Coombe back in December was just what we needed and it was 20 minutes from home.
We’ll be looking to book somewhere abroad in the latter part of 2021 as I have a big birthday coming up. At the moment we’re looking at Mauritius so if anyone has been and has recommendations, please let me know! I’m also planning to book a house in Brecon for early 2021 so that we can have different family members stay over the week. It’s a house we’ve stayed at a few times before so we know it’s in a good location, has some good walks and everything we need.
How are you travel plans for 2020 looking? Are you taking a different approach to travel going forward?
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