We all want a break.
We all need a break.
We are all desperate to get away for a while and just leave our worries behind.
For many of us that means using our annual holiday to take a vacation abroad. Away from home in a different country, miles away from home if possible. Well, a neighbouring country will do as well. The point is many want to leave their home country.
I am reading lots of articles and posts on social media from people and I can see the same theme popping up over and over again: Should I book a holiday eg. cruise this year? Should I go abroad?
And the answer is: Only you will know.
You need to decide for yourself. No one can really tell you what is right and what is wrong.
We all have different reasons for going abroad or staying at home such as health, uncertainty and the list goes on.
Here are the reasons why I am staying put this year, why I am opting for a staycation in 2020.
TOO MANY CHANGES
For me there is just too much happening at the moment. One week it is okay to travel to Spain, the next day it is not. You can book something and a few days before your trip new regulations can be put in place that can impact your holiday plans immensely.
I do not cope well with change in terms of holiday plans. I always have specific plans for my holiday. I want to see A, B and C and if that does not happen, I get upset and angry. I go to places to see something and if I cannot, I might just stay at home.
NOT GETTING THE FULL EXPERIENCE
Holiday is supposed to be that time of the year to enjoy ourselves to the fullest, to relax and gain fulfilment when we do sightseeing.
Right now, that is not the case for me. At the moment, I get nervous when people get too close to me, because they are relaxing too much.
Also, plenty of sightseeing places are still closed, which means I cannot really do much. There are always hikes, but to be perfectly honest with you, I had enough of them. I have been on so many walks and hikes over the past months, which are great, but I want to see some buildings, I want to experience some culture again.
The other week I was looking for things to do in Nottingham and I found tons of exciting museums and so on. But they were all closed.
I would love to see my family in Germany as I have not seen them for over six months now. I miss them, but I am concerned infecting my parents and grandparents if I was to fly to Germany and visit them.
I do not have Corona Virus, however I am concerned catching it during a flight. If I had to fly back home, I would be sitting in a cramped plane with hundreds of people and if only on has the virus, there is a chance that I might get it and pass it on to my family.
I do not have the luxury of self isolating in Germany for two weeks to then spend some time with them. That is just not possible.
These are the main concerns I have, but the bottom line for me is that I do not feel comfortable travelling abroad right now. I am planning to have a few little trips here in the UK though as I feel more in control. There is still plenty to see and experience here, which I am super excited about and am looking forward to very much!
Again, staycation 2020 it is for me!
What about you? Are you holidaying abroad this year or does a staycation sound more tempting?