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First World, COVID associated journey vent that I wish to scream into the void: a couple of months in the past, three girlfriends from school and I booked a visit for President’s Day weekend. Two of us reside in a single east coast metropolis, two of us reside in one other east coast metropolis. The vacation spot was a luxurious resort with a luxurious spa and an in home 5 star restaurant in a location roughly equidistant between our two residence cities. I occur to have a bank card that was going to get us a bunch of extra advantages at this specific resort, together with an improve to a very nice suite, room service breakfast every morning, all at no extra value to us. I’d made the entire reservations for spa and eating, and it was going to be a weekend of catching up, sleeping in (3/4 of us have younger children), massages, facials, and good meals. Whereas the resort and spa are very, very good, it’s not in a vacation spot like NYC the place you’ll really feel like you might be lacking out if you happen to by no means go away the resort. All the journey was targeted on staying on the resort. A spa journey was the plan the entire time, and was one thing that we have now talked about for practically a yr.

Quick ahead a couple of months, and one of many women (who’s a self-proclaimed germaphobe, at all times has been) says she’s hesitant to go on the journey due to omicron. I begin seeing the writing on the wall that my luxurious journey goes to get canceled, however I maintain out hope that COVID case numbers will go down. Effectively, then one other one of many women says that she’s additionally not comfy being at a resort the place she just isn’t conscious of everybody else’s vaccination standing. Blargh. These two determine that they’re nonetheless comfy occurring a visit and finest different is to lease at a home at a seashore! In February!

I’m not a seashore particular person, and I personally hate trip home leases. I simply have horrible luck with Air B and B’s/VRBO’s that makes staying in them a chore and never a trip – they’re at all times soiled in bizarre methods (like rips/stains on a sofa, crumbs within the kitchen drawers with utensils), the mattress are horrible and harm my again for weeks after, homes randomly don’t have linens or possibly no pillows, the home doesn’t have espresso maker (regardless that itemizing mentioned it did) and with all of the charges, I discover that trip properties aren’t actually a superb value financial savings deal. They home that they picked (it was my third of the three decisions introduced) is the least good and has the fewest facilities.

I acknowledge that everybody has a unique danger tolerance and everybody can select to spend their “danger capital” how they need. For me, going to a extremely rated resort that’s taking COVID severely and has a complete listing of their cleansing processes posted on the web site just isn’t an enormous danger to me. I probably wouldn’t have a problem if the 2 folks that made this transfer to the seashore hadn’t additionally performed the next: one in all them saying how she and her BF went and obtained massages a extremely random place two weeks in the past and the opposite one occurring a global journey along with her two below 5, so not but capable of be COVID vaxxed, kiddos and staying in a resort. Now I’m driving about an hour extra to get to the vacation spot, staying in what seems to be like solely okay-ish lodging, and principally really feel like I’m tenting as an alternative of staying at a resort that was virtually the Ritz. And as an alternative of driving in her personal automobile to get to the vacation spot, this new vacation spot is farther so the one who’s most involved about covid now has to fly as an alternative of drive to get to the resort. Like…. I’m simply not understanding why our unique journey was so dangerous? Thanks for listening to my rant.



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