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Old 01-14-2021, 02:34 AM   #101
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What I won't be traveling back for is my brother's memorial service. He passed peacefully this morning. I did not get the opportunity to quarantine in AB prior to Christmas, like we had planned, due to close contact and 14 day quarantine protocol here in Chi.
I agonized a few hours today, then decided it was selfish to consider going back at this time. It would ultimately only put everyone I love at unnecessary risk.

#### you, Covid-19

Sorry to hear. My condolences
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:22 AM   #102
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I was planning to taking the kids to Disneyland last Feb. Thinking maybe we do an Hawaiian Christmas in 2021.
We bought tickets to DisneyLand in 2019 and now it seems we will not get to use them until 2022 since they will not refund us. Even if they open this summer there is no way I would go close to that place. Maybe next year.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:21 PM   #103
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Iím not confident travel will return to a normal enough state that Iím comfortable getting a plane this year. Iíve got a good chunk of WestJet dollars & a pair of companion vouchers which I have no idea Iíll get any use out of.

At this point I even stopped using my WestJet MasterCard as collecting airline dollars seems silly right now.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:48 AM   #104
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Given the F so far on vaccine deployment this thread should be changed to 2022.
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Old 01-16-2021, 09:46 AM   #105
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Realistically, it was always going to be 2022.
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Old 01-16-2021, 12:22 PM   #106
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We'll go camping. That's it. We camp with my wife's family. We did it successfully last July. Always outdoors and always windy where we go with them (major pain in the rear to put up the kid's tent though).

We go camping with close friends too. I'd prefer to just go camping twice with them. They're nicer people to be around than family. I think we'll try to go with them again. Last year, due to initial protocols we couldn't book a site close to each other because every other site was only bookable. Since not many spots were available we didn't get very close to each other. Then when they changed that every other site rule, the system was crashed by people quickly booking camping trips. Camp sites in 2020 was busier than we'd ever seen. I expect the same for 2021.
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:19 PM   #107
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This last summer we were supposed to do a trip from Vegas or Phoenix through Zion, Moab and out to Carlsbad New Mexico but that couldn't happen but hopefully we can do it this summer.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:55 PM   #108
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This last summer we were supposed to do a trip from Vegas or Phoenix through Zion, Moab and out to Carlsbad New Mexico but that couldn't happen but hopefully we can do it this summer.
Iím guessing youíll be good to go. I hope so because Iíd love to do something similar.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:38 PM   #109
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This may be the best year ever to travel in Canada. Could potentially have vaccine by mid year, travelling abroad too difficult, minimal tourists from abroad due to restrictions etc.

I think I’ll look to spend some time at an Airbnb somewhere nice in the mountains where I can enjoy outdoors and hang out and don’t need to rely on busy indoor places to enjoy myself.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:13 PM   #110
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I talked to Westjet and my voucher is from last year and it is still good. I did book in November but everytime i flip a flight they keep the voucher going.



Now I wish I could add my second voucher!
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:14 PM   #111
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The wife and I booked Mexico for November. We live to travel. So as long as we are good for the vaccine, we're good with the risks.
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:35 AM   #112
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I am trying to fly home from Germany as my job here is done and with the recent testing requirements and AC cancelling more routes I am having a really hard time getting a decent itinerary.

This crap is insane and I am so sick of travelling in these times I will avoid any travel that leads to a quarantine for the rest of my life. This will be my fifth trip time this year.

This added test requirement and no way out of quarantine (SK bound) is just ridiculous.

However, I would fly within Canada right now, airports are dead and flights I've been on have been ~60% full. As long as the interprovincial rules allow you to move free could be a good time for a trip.
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I am trying to fly home from Germany as my job here is done and with the recent testing requirements and AC cancelling more routes I am having a really hard time getting a decent itinerary.

This crap is insane and I am so sick of travelling in these times I will avoid any travel that leads to a quarantine for the rest of my life. This will be my fifth trip time this year.

This added test requirement and no way out of quarantine (SK bound) is just ridiculous.

However, I would fly within Canada right now, airports are dead and flights I've been on have been ~60% full. As long as the interprovincial rules allow you to move free could be a good time for a trip.
My mom is supposed to fly to Poland at the beginning of Feb for 5 months and is going through Frankfurt. I think initially her flight was direct from Calgary to Frankfurt but I believe that has been changed to go through Toronto. I'm not sure if she has actually made a final decision on whether or not to actually go.
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Hoping to drive to Whitefish after Christmas. Hopefully we will see great all-around improvement by next winter. Not just for a holiday, but overall of course.
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Any recent experience in traveling to BC?

I have a room booked in Fernie for a weekend in February. When I booked it in December I was hoping the restrictions would be reduced by February.

With BC and Alberta still recommending against non-essential travel, Iím wondering if we should still go, and how the locals are treating Alberta tourists these days.
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Any recent experience in traveling to BC?

I have a room booked in Fernie for a weekend in February. When I booked it in December I was hoping the restrictions would be reduced by February.

With BC and Alberta still recommending against non-essential travel, I’m wondering if we should still go, and how the locals are treating Alberta tourists these days.
It’s mostly fine. I’ve been in Kelowna off and on for months with no issues. Cases are low here, although I can’t speak for Fernie.

Basically everything is open too which is nice.

However, I will say that the only place that I’m hearing of constant outbreaks is Big White, the local ski hill. So maybe keep that in mind if you plan on heading out on the mountain.
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Started planning my summer vacation. Hopefully things go well over the next 4 to 5 months. Going to fly to LAX and spend a couple days there. Drive to Phoenix for a couple days followed by a few days at Carlsbad Caverns. Drive up to Sante Fe for a day followed by a few days in the Colorado Rockies (in particular a drive up Pike's Peak) and fly home from Denver.
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Any recent experience in traveling to BC?

I have a room booked in Fernie for a weekend in February. When I booked it in December I was hoping the restrictions would be reduced by February.

With BC and Alberta still recommending against non-essential travel, Iím wondering if we should still go, and how the locals are treating Alberta tourists these days.
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Itís mostly fine. Iíve been in Kelowna off and on for months with no issues. Cases are low here, although I canít speak for Fernie.

Basically everything is open too which is nice.

However, I will say that the only place that Iím hearing of constant outbreaks is Big White, the local ski hill. So maybe keep that in mind if you plan on heading out on the mountain.
It's not mostly fine. If things don't improve drastically to the point where governments are saying it's OK to travel for vacation, even in Canada, there should be no questioning going to Fernie or anywhere else. Don't go...

Stay home. We are being asked to avoid non-essential travel, that includes in Canada I do believe.
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Fernie is actually pretty bad at the moment. One of the doctors here reported 1 in 5 test coming back positive (although they only had 30-50 tests per day). BC health corrected it to 10-12% positive rate, which is still high (that's what Alberta was at when they shut down).

https://www.thefreepress.ca/news/hor...y-on-the-rise/

https://www.thefreepress.ca/news/10-...n-fernie-area/

A number of restaurants are pro actively closing because of it, and I know that there are positive tests on the hill that aren't really being reported. A lot of locals are whining about tourists, but it isn't tourists in my mind. It's young staff spreading it amongst each other similar to Big White.

IMO Albertans coming to visit are not the problem, as the rate in Ab is WAY lower than Fernie. I say come at your own risk, and if you do don't eat out. Take out or delivery only, stay away from people on the ski hill, etc.

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It's not mostly fine. If things don't improve drastically to the point where governments are saying it's OK to travel for vacation, even in Canada, there should be no questioning going to Fernie or anywhere else. Don't go...

Stay home. We are being asked to avoid non-essential travel, that includes in Canada I do believe.
What? He asked how the locals are treating travellers. Not sure what you’re going on about.

Maybe reserve your attacks for the dozens of other posts in this thread labelled TRAVEL for the people who are travelling irresponsibly.

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