Travel thread

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by nym711, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I think it’ll be fine but also @Comet goddamn that’s some petty shit.
     
  2. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    @CoolWife oh yeah, she was a spiteful bitch. I'm usually very "two sides to every story" but that situation was very, very heavily skewed to one end. She got pregnant while they were both in professional school and she moved out of state because he did not want to have a shotgun wedding. He didn't even want to break up, just wasn't ready to get married. He dodged a bullet there. Eventually her parents let him secretly keep his baby items at their house so he didn't have to schlep them on a plane every other week.
     
  3. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    Well, its official. My inlaws 50th anniversary multi-family cruise to Italy and Greece has been cancelled. And same with our "before" trip to Venice, and our "after" trip to visit my relatives in Slovenia. I know its for the absolute best....our health, other people's health...not to mention most of the borders are still closed and the uncertainty of it all would be a nightmare. However, still sad.

    Will hold out hope that parts of the trip can happen next summer.
     
  4. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    That’s disappointing, I’m sorry.
     
  5. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I’m so sorry <3
     
  6. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I'm sorry. I really hope next summer works out for you guys.
     
  7. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm sorry <3
     
  8. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    I'm sorry <3
     
  9. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I’m so sorry. Even if we know why, it still sucks to have plans cancelled, and especially family ones like yours.
     
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  10. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    I’m sorry Doom, that blows. <3
     
  11. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    Thanks chickens. We were also going to do a vow renewal this summer at Lake Bled (I've been wanting to do this in honor of my grandparents since we got married), but it will have to wait. It was also supposed to be my cousin's first trip to Slovenia, as well as obv M's and J's first trip there. And the cruise was supposed to be a massive family reunion essentially....we were supposed to have over 20 family members on board just for the 50th anniversary celebration. We've all been planning this since....September of last year? Its just...disheartening. Don't get me wrong, I was one of the first to say we should cancel/postpone it, but...yeah it sucks. I keep saying that Europe, and family vacations, and perhaps cruising will be there in the future. Our health and others health are more important now.

    So now I'm dealing with VRBO and AirBnB cancellations. We are currently out of the window of the airbnb covid cancellation window, but our venice VRBO person already cancelled it for us, so we aren't on the hook for that. I'm waiting to see if airbnb extends the window for covid cancellations.... it sucks, but basically I'm on the hook for about $900 if we cancel.
     
  12. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    @Doom&Sparkles I know it’s totally different but we had luck with Homeaway honoring some cancellation stuff even though the owners just wanted to offer to reschedule instead of fully refunding. I hope Airbnb does it for you too.
     
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  13. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    I'm so sorry. I would be really disappointed too. Hopefully next year!
     
  14. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    That sucks Doom. I'm so sorry.
     
  15. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    This wasn’t nearly as big of a trip as some of you have had to cancel, but I was supposed to be in Las Vegas this week with a friend of mine who lives in Arizona (I haven’t seen her in almost two years). She had never been before and I had a deal for three free nights through MGM rewards. This would have been my first girls trip in years, and my first vacation in years. I’m less salty about losing the “vacation” part of it because I’ve been unemployed during this so I’ve had plenty of time to relax and reset that way (trying to look at it optimistically lol) but I am still sad about losing this trip with no real idea of when she and I can reschedule.
     
  16. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I’m sorry @Erie . Besides obvious actual life/health things, one of the biggest things that sucks about this pandemic is that we just don’t know when we can return to normal. We can’t reschedule vacations, we don’t know if future dated celebrations can or will happen, we don’t know what healthcare, our jobs, or the government will look like this fall. I think the total inability to look forward to something and to actually plan for a return to normalcy is mentally really tough.
     
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  17. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    We were supposed to stay at an AirBnB in Canmore for our trip to Banff in June. Going to cancel and they're only offering a credit or the host's usual refund policy unless you can provide documentation that covid is actively preventing you from going. Travel advisories don't count and that's all we have. In our case the host's refund policy is half of what we paid. :angry:
     
  18. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Were you driving or flying? Could a flight change/cancellation help?
     
  19. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Can the credit be used anywhere or at just the same house?
     
  20. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Driving. Credit can be used anywhere I believe. Expires next December, but I don't know when we'll want to travel again or what that trip would look like. We only stayed in AirBnBs very occasionally prior to having A. Not sure if that would change now or not.
     
  21. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    December 2020 or 2021?
     
  22. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    @Zoomzoom honestly with a kid I'd always go AirBnB or similar over a hotel. So much better to be able to close them up in a room so you don't all have to go to bed at the same time.
     
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  23. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    2021.

    There's a decent chance that we don't do a big trip before then so I think we're just going to take half our money back so we're out $300 rather than potentially $600.

    @Fitz yeah now we'll likely always stay in a suite or AirBnB. We're still more comfortable with hotels though. I've only stayed in a VRBO once that my dad booked and an AirBnb once.
     
  24. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    FB told me that 9 years ago today I was on my way to Ecuador and I really wish I could plan a trip somewhere, anywhere right now.
     
  25. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    SAME. We were talking about this on our morning walk with Lucy today. We might end up booking something in-state for our anniversary in Sept just so we have something to look forward to (as long as it has a decent cancellation policy). We usually go to Maine but as of now, they are requiring anyone entering the state to quarantine for 2 weeks :sad:
     
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