Post # 1
When the swine flu scare hit the media in the last few weeks we were panicked and started to look at other options for our June honeymoon to Mexico. Now that it appears to be a little less severe in Mexico (and now that it is all over South Carolina anyway) we are going to Cabo as planned. I’m curious if anyone else is still going to Mexico for their honeymoons?
Post # 3
Yikes! A friend of mine is getting married next weekend and her travel agent just moved their whole trip to Domincan Republic for them. That’s it, no iffs ands, or butts!
I hope you don’t get sick! I might still take a mask wtih me to be safe for airplanes/streets, etc. Don’t let people touch you! Eek. An N95 or whatever the higher tech ones are that filter out the microbials should be safe
Post # 4
We’re flying to Mexico for my bachelorette part in mid-July. I am hoping everything will return back to normal soon.
Post # 5
I should also mention that we are booked on American Airlines and they will not change/refund our flights for the dates we are going. They are only offering a change option for people traveling in May.
Post # 6
My friends are going to Cancun next weekend! They thought about changing, but weren’t able to so they are just going to risk it. They will probably have the whole resort to themselves! 🙂
Post # 7
We are going to Excellence Playa Mujeres at the end of May, May 25! We were going to switch to a new location, but things are calming down in Mexico. And in fact, my travel agent just got back from there (this past weekend) and said it was fine. No one had masks on, was sick or anything. She used hand sanitizer religiously, but no one appeared sick. I think we’ll be fine. Just use normal caution before eating, etc. And I will be taking some TamiFle with us in case we do feel ill!
Post # 8
I think you are a brave soul.
Post # 9
people die from the flu every year in the US, and that doesn’t keep you from leaving the house does it? the swine flu is the media darling of the moment, and it sounds scarier, but the only people hospitalized from it in the US are in the same categories as people who are hospitalized from a seasonal flu; the very young, very old, or those with compromised immune systems.
just use the same precautions you would use with any flu. wash your hands or use sanitizer, don’t touch your eyes, mouth or nose with your hands, and stay away from people who are sick.
you’ll be fine – have a great trip!
Post # 10
listen everybody!!! i’m mexican!!! i don’t have swine flu!!! and it isn’t like the news are saying!!! it is totally safe to travel to mexico. I agree, it’s a new virus and you need to be careful whetever you are, this virus is now all over. I live in sonora, mexico and we only detected ONE swine flu case, it’s is not that dramatic and tragic as the news are put in it on, so travel and enjoy!!!!!
Post # 11
I’m so over this swine flu situation… like djmaddiebluedog said, you wouldn’t hide in your home during regular flu season, would you?
We thought about canceling and going to DR instead, but I’m glad we waited, because it does seem to be getting better in Mexico, and now our resort only has a 28% occupancy rate. Free upgrades and no fighting for prime spots at the pool. We’ll be there May 27th, can’t wait!!
Post # 12
I’m with you RachLynn…Free Upgrades baby!!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
My parents are going in June to Mexico City and Cancun. I’d be right alongside them if I could go. Seriously, what, 100 people have died from it? Less than 200? Yawn. Sure, I’d bring my Purell, but wouldn’t think about canceling my trip.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
hmurphy19 – have so much fun! We went there for our honeymoon too… Loved it!
Post # 15
I agree with everyone who is saying to go. My fiance and I are going to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico next weekend on our honeymoon and I am not worried at all. Just do things that you should be doing anyway- wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer. You don’t need to go crazy and wear masks…those are just to help people feel better mentally. When we were researching other places to go besides Mexico, I quckly realized how pointless it was because Swine Flu is everyone. I mean should I be fleeing Houston right now- cases keep popping up everywhere?
Have a great time in Cabo!
Post # 16
Yah May 23 brides! I’m another one!
I haven’t booked a honeymoon yet. I’m thinking about doing a minimoon to mexico. Should be good prices. And they need our tourist money and will be thrilled to have us!
People die of the flu every year in the US. How many of us get the recommended flu shots?
I live outside of NYC and work in NYC. We have swine flu here. They shut down more schools last week. Everyone is still going to work, no one is wearing masks. I’d be happy to stay home from work, but guess what, they aren’t going to pay me to do that!
There are valid concerns, read about the 1918 flu. I wouldn’t go if my immune system was compromised.