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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A Reader Question for the Community: Traveling this fall?


A Reader Question for the Community:
If the Covid-19 rates stay the same as they are today, are you planning on doing any traveling this fall?    Also, what is the general feeling about people coming from out of state to yours for vacation...even if they quarantine for 14 days upon arrival?    If we go anyplace, it'll be within our state.   What are your plans?  

37 comments:

  1. We are headed to a rented cottage on a beach here in California.

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  2. We plan to spend a week at the beach soon. I just opted out of an Appalachian Trail hike in New Hampshire in August because I can't meet the state 14 day quarantine requirement and don't know if I can get a COVID-19 test result quickly up there. In Maryland, tests administered by hospitals mean results in less than a day; testing centers, roughly 5-7 days.

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  3. Well my family and I came from PA and traveled to Southampton for a lovely July 4 weekend at Cooper Beach. We had a fantastic time. We wore are masks when going into the shops and restaurants. We ate outside a few times but really we had a fantastic time. Everybody in Suthampton were just wonderful. They appreciated the business and did an excellent job following social distance guidelines.

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  4. I would like to tarvel with the family to NYC this fall. We are comming from PA. I really don't have a problem with outside pople from other states comming to PA or NY as long as they follow social distancing. I hope this fall that the Museum's will be open in Nyc and their will be dining in doors.

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  5. Am going to a golf resort in northern NJ soon. As you can imagine all the activities are outdoors -- even dining. I live in NJ so no quarantine will be needed. I would love to go to other states and wonder since NY, CT and MA also took the Pandemic seriously will we be able to go to those states without having to quarantine? Would love that!

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  6. I'm a California community college teacher, so I will be teaching online from my living room. My son is in junior high. The ship has sailed as far as being able to go anywhere this year.

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  7. We had plans for a family trip to Watch Hill but those plans seems to be fading daily.

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  8. Just did a week in northern Michigan (top of the Mitt and the Yoopee). No problems except restaurants that are open are few and crowded (i.e., lengthy lines to get in).

    We frequently did whatever breakfast the hotel provided, got a substantial lunch somewhere (pub or some hotel at the day's destination), and "picnicked" in the room for dinner with things bought at a local grocery store.

    Bring or buy on arrival a basic cooler that you can retock with ice from a gas station every couple days — keeps the cheese and the jar of peanut butter fresh for the crackers, and sodas and wine cold.

    Your experiences will probably differ, but unless you're staying at a self-sufficient cottage and planning on a lot of down-time, you'll likely end doing a version of what we did. Best to think of it as a variety of car camping. Also, it isn't a great idea to have detailed plans and specific sights and destinations in mind a priori. Flexibility in the day's activities will be a plus.

    And I can tell you, we really, really understand the anger of people forced to mask up in daily life.

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  9. God no. Going NOWHERE. And I love my friends too much to risk either of us by inviting them here.

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  10. We just returned from Wyoming. We had a provisioning service stock the kitchen and did all our evening dining outdoors, which is our preference anyway. The restaurants were all very busy. All of our daytime activities were outside and generally alone.

    We are looking into a similar trip in the fall.

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  11. Since I wrote the original question, our plans have been made for us. The governors of CT, NY, and NJ have banned our state from visiting unless we quarantine for 14 days. Our (hoped for) fall trip to see family, then head up to the Cape, etc. isn't going to happen. It's too risky to travel south. It's going to be another long 6 months (at least!)

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  12. We all have to make sacrifices during this pandemic. One or two missed vacations doesn't seem like a big price to pay for safety and sanity.
    Looking forward to celebrating some day soon...

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  13. Heading to Kiawah in September and to Manasota Key in November. We have no idea what the world will look like then, but even if we are limited we are looking forward to a change of scenery!

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  14. Being furloughed was my vacation. Did day trips all over Long Island but mainly "out east". Would love to do a short trip on the Orient to New London Ferry and over to Rhode Island (I normally go at least once a year) but now that work has started I may have to hold off.

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  15. My wife and I are recently back from a trip to Ithaca, New York, just ahead of the quarantine. Planned summer/fall trips to Nashville, Peru (Machu Picchu) and Manitoba (waterfowl) are off. For sure I will go to North Dakota (waterfowl hunt) and southern Colorado (elk hunt). Still planning for St. Petersburg (auerhuhn) next spring.

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  16. We managed one trip this summer out of three planned. Eleuthera in April and Nova Scotia (supposed to have left yesterday), were both cancelled. We had our usual Frisco, OBX trip planned with friends. We managed to pull that off last month. It was a gamble, and could have been considered foolhardy of course but things were improving at that point. But we're all in our 50s, had been lying very low generally and been very sensible. We brought nearly all our food with us instead of eating in restaurants, and avoided the grocery store. It rained for the first 3 days and was cooler than usual in NC so we were able to have the windows open and the ceiling fans on all week instead of the a/c which was wonderful! But I'm happy (and relieved) it worked out and we had that very relaxing week there.

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  17. Currently and with no end in sight, all museums are closed, indoor dining is prohibited, Broadway and Lincoln Center are dark, crime and shootings are up, protests and riots daily.

    Some say NYC is on the verge of becoming the next Detroit and I agree.

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    1. Just about the most ignorant comment I've read today.

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    2. NYC could use some good Motown music.

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    3. I won't even go in these days and I'm conveniently close on Long Island. What a mess. So sad.

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    4. Just about the most trenchant comment I've read today.

      Did anyone ever envision this type of mess?

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  18. My mother and I were going to meet in Houston in October for the International Quilt Festival, however it was cancelled.(I'm ok with that) I might just go visit my mother in Florida instead.

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  19. Thankfully our town & state (MA) have much to offer and we can also visit our vacation home in NH. Samesies as most people in terms of BYO food & beer, takeout or socially distant outdoor dining. Both states are doing a fantastic job with mask rules and (for the most part) folks are following. Missed Bermuda & Italy in the spring, but looking forward to the Cape during local's summer (the week after Labor Day).

    You're welcome here, if you quarantine - don't know how many are actually doing this, though.

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  20. I've had to cancel my annual 3-week visit in Saratoga Springs with the race track closed to spectators. First time since 1974.

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    1. Such a beautiful area. My Mom, Aunt and cousin went to Skidmore and Saratoga Springs is lovely. Such a shame no August season at the races.

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  21. Meditate & commune in the South Texas Brush Country with my English Springer Spaniel bird dogs, Poppy & Lily. Enuff said.

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  22. I live in Idaho but had planned a little trip to Oregon and Washington this past spring. Then, it got put off until fall. Now, I doubt I will travel to either of those states again. Certainly, not in the near future.

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  23. To our usual remote local in Maine!

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  24. Nope. Staying home. We're in our 60's and don't want to risk it. Doing a lot of porch sitting, watching TV (sadly), but there are some good streaming shows, and doing our own cooking. We'll see where the country stands after the end-of-year holidays and make decisions at that time. We're good with our current plans.

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  25. We were supposed to be in France for the month of September, but that isn't going to happen. Although I don't want to get on a plane at this time, I do have an itch to get out. We would like to visit my brother-in-law in Maine in October, but that depends on what the rules are then. Since we're saving money, perhaps I'll have the house painted.

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  26. Glad we have a deck out back and a porch in front. The old house never looked so comforting. Our trip to Mallorca cancelled, trip to Montreal cancelled...trip to Boston in September for the Laver Cup cancelled ( this one hurt after nailing some great seats for all 5 sessions). But staying safe is what it’s all about. Who knows where we’ll all be come January 2021.

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  27. A trip to Niagra-by-the-Lakes this September has been cancelled. Will continue to spend a week each month at our place on Saint Simons Island. We are fortunate that the areas we travel between have had low cases of virus.

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  28. Absolutely not. The health experts tell us to stay put unless it's an emergency and that's what we're doing.

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  29. I'm blessed to have retired in a small, quiet, middle-class, summer resort on Lake Huron, Michigan. It feels like I'm on perpetual vacation. Honestly, at first I was a little worried about out-of-towners bringing the virus into our quaint area during their summer vacations here, but to the contrary everyone seems happy and healthy and enjoying their summertime.

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  30. Just returned from Rocky Mountain National Park. Most everything was open and well-run. Lots of places to eat and stay in Estes Park. Reservations needed to enter the park during Covid, making the trails less crowded. Had a great time.

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  31. A long weekend on the coast that had been scheduled for April had to be canecelled. We are going down in November now. We did have plans for some camping but here in England, most campsites, though open, can only accommodate self contained units like trailers. The public facilities on-site like washrooms etc.. remain closed. So no tenting for us this year.

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  32. The news about Covid-19 in Europe aren't very encouraging as there is talk, both in the UK and here in continental Europe, about an inevitable second wave. However, if there is a chance to get away before that happens when it gets colder, I would like to go to the seaside in Cassis, France.

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