Post # 31
I know it’s not as fun, but you could just do something enjoyable at home. I took a random Friday off in June. I did my own little spa treatments at home, binge wached my favorite shows, and went shopping. It wasn’t spectacular, but it was a good mental break.
Post # 32
We had to cancel our wedding, reception, honeymoon, family vacation…yes, a lot of 2020 just sucks.
I’m sure the upcoming surgery is adding to your stress. Plan a couple of long weekends away nearby and ALSO schedule some days off work and just sleep or garden or shop or cook or read do whatever you want to do that doesn’t involve work or email. Hide your phone if you have to–just take care of yourself.
Post # 33
- Wedding: January 2021 - City, State
I know you’re feeling better, we’ve had one large holiday in 8 years. We do lots of trips at home: i google lots of things. Look for days out near me, use Airbnb, booking.com/Facebook to find nice evenings away. I also use groupon for nights away and have found some really amazing places. You’re only limited because you’ve got a certain idea of what holiday means. For me you can have a nice time anywhere if you have the right attitude about it: hope you find somewhere even if it’s only a night away somewhere locally
Post # 34
I totally understand bee.
Im one of those people who is incredibly frugal but I love to travel. Unfortunately my husband and I only get 2 weeks of vacation a year and the past few years all of that has been spent for me to travel back home to visit family for funerals/weddings/family parties/Christmas. Our last vacation where we actually went somewhere was our honeymoon in March 2018 🙁
We have a baby now so just my husband works. But we can’t go anywhere bc of covid. I want to take a vacation so bad. I don’t know the next time we’ll be able to 🙁 We did talk about leaving a Fri night through Sunday sometime this fall to take a local mountain trip and rent a cabin.
Everyone needs time off work!
Post # 35
You clearly need a day off. Take a long weekend and go to a nice hotel. Get a room with a view and pamper yourself.
I can’t imagine only taking days off for major vacations. Everyone needs a break!
Post # 36
So I didn’t take any time off because I kept postponing hoping Covid would get better (haha) and I didn’t want to waste my vacation time sitting at home. I finally too two weeks off and it made a world of difference. I don’t live in Montreal now but I lived there for 10 years:
My idea- chalets are expensive right now but Airbnb’s in the city are cheap. Rent a luxury(ish) Airbnb for 2-3 nights in a neighbourhood you are less familiar with but has a good reputation. Aka if you live in NDG get yourself a really nice Airbnb in Verdun or Rosemont. Enjoy the local environment and then maybe to a car trip to Oka beach. It’s 100000% not the Carribean but at least it’s something. Make sure you go on a weekday so it’s. It crazy crowded and bring a picnic with wine and other fancy treats 🙂
Post # 37
I can totally relate! I work in Insurance and won TWO trips this year, one to Sweden which was canceled and another to Aruba which is up in the air still. I also had anther stateside trip canceled I was looking forward to. I live in Florida, but just decided a few days ago to go stay at the beach a few days even though I’m close and normally just go for the day. I figured I might as well make a vacation out of it since I’m struggling myself with not being able to travel right now like i was suppose to and had worked so hard for. Maybe you can find somewhere near you that you can make into a vacation instead. I totally understand though!!
Post # 38
I’m so sorry! I truly am 🙁 I feel your pain. We just cancelled our vacation as well and it’s SUCH a bummer. I’m kind of in the same boat as you. Long work days, no time off (other than weekends) in over a year, so having that vacation planned was breathing life into me. But…we had to go the make lemonade out of lemons route. The money we had planned on spending on the vacation, we’re instead putting into making over our bedroom!
Post # 39
You’ve all been so wonderful with suggestions. I’m truly sorry to hear about all the cancelled trips on your side too. I am going to book some long weekends in October once I’m healed from my surgery and do some day trips I’ve decided. Budget is tight because the funds are gone for this vacation but I figure I can maybe get a massage one day, rent a car and do a day hike or something.
Oka! I love that you suggested that – I am actually going this weekend. It would also be nice perhaps in the Fall like you said on a Friday and see the leaves.
I have written down the suggestions in my phone, thanks again everyone
Post # 40
thanks for removing that i appreciate it. While it is possible for people to socially distance at the beach if someone is coming from out of state, out of town they are traveling to get there they are going to Either fly there thus air port danger or they will drive there thus getting in touch with multiple towns gas stations, possible restaurants or grocery stores, then they need a place to stay so they might stay at a hotel or air bnb which might be safe non contact way. Again depending on how long your stay is even if you are socially distancing at the beach you are still interacting with multiple people and then you go back home and being from low number area bringing it back with you or taking it from high area to low area. No one thinks they’ll get it until they had it and now spread it to many people.
Things are hard but it will get better and the more responsible we act the sooner it will get better. Everyone thinks they are the exception somehow and they’ll be careful.
Post # 41
I can’t offer advice, but just want to say I understand!
My wedding / Italian honeymoon got canceled back at the beginning of COVID. We booked a campsite in Yosemite next week as a vacation alternative, and our campsite was one of the many that they canceled. We re-booked a campsite in another forest in California… and now there are wildfires everywhere in Northern California and it’s likely the area will be too smokey for our trip.
We keep trying, but the universe clearly doesn’t want us to have a week to relax!
Post # 42
Oh man 🙁 That’s awful I’m so sorry. This year is not being kind to anyone, is it 🙁