Today's Boomer Magazine Jan./Feb./March 2022 Vol.10 No.1

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If You Want to Travel Anywhere This Summer, Book Immediately

BOOMER TRAVEL

By Stacey Lastoe, Fodor’s Travel

sand, while others have held off (and held off again) as new variants emerged and the The latest trend leading the travel surge. ever-shifting CDC guidance challenged previous Less than 24 hours before I was scheduled to understandings of what was okay and what board a flight to Costa Rica, it finally happened to wasn’t when it came to leaving our homes and me: I tested positive for COVID-19. Instead of participating in the world at large. Others still are snorkeling, paddleboarding, and seeking stuck staying home, including afternoon respite in the shade with a cold many immunocompromised and families with beverage in a tropical destination, I found myself young children. relegated to my couch in Brooklyn. Much of the American public appears to be trying The disappointment felt so intense that upon to move past the pandemic. And for a growing recovery and with my husband’s encouragement, number of vaccinated adults, many who’ve I booked a solo trip to Miami, Florida. The long experiencing break-through cases or experienced weekend, which included a splurge-worthy stay mild symptoms, and who’ve recovered on a at The Setai, served as a reward for getting standard timeline, the call to travel beckons. through quarantine and getting over COVID. Prices Won’t Drop, so Book Now Although I’d been eager to travel before I tested Nadine Maffre admits her family’s recent trip to positive, now I was downright ravenous for an London came about a bit impulsively. Maffre, a escape. travel writer based in France, had plans to take Turns out, I’m in good company. “Revenge her son to London well before the word travel,” vengeful travel, carpe diem travel— “coronavirus” ever entered the conversation, but whatever you want to call it is happening all over then travel restrictions and rising cases in the UK the world at an increasingly rapid pace. forced her and her husband to put the trip on It’s hardly surprising that the past two years have hold indefinitely. That is until the family of three became infected with COVID. “Knowing we would left many a travel lover bereft, anxious, and antsy. Some of us have dipped careful toes in the benefit from a period of natural immunity, Today’s BoomeR 9