Where are you going to travel to once covid is over and the borders open?


Posted by: TaylorCS

7th Apr 2021 10:45am

Where are you going to travel to once covid is over and the borders open?

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  • 10th Apr 2021 05:30pm

I will be heading to Scotland as soon as travel is allowed. We had booked to go last June/July 2020 which was cancelled. Now I will do the rest of Europe also as a bonus for missing out last year.

  • 10th Apr 2021 04:47pm

I'm still a bit nervous and would like to wait until we and others are vaccinated. I'm ok to travel in our state but not ready to go further afield. I have $1800 in Jetstar vouchers to use before Oct and I've asked for a refund but no luck.

  • 10th Apr 2021 01:22pm

Mexico first. Scotland, Paris and Oslo after that.

  • 10th Apr 2021 12:22pm

I was never a big traveller anyway, so I'm going to do a lot more investigating within my own area and State - rather than "travel" too far

  • 10th Apr 2021 12:06am

Hi, we have not missed out during the border shut downs, only we could not travel overseas. Last year we sent a wonderful 4 weeks in Merimbula before our long shut down happen. Already booked 10 months ago flying, Melbourne to Sydney then connecting to the Indian Pacific train onto Adelaide then onto Perth for a week then flying up to Broome Kimberley's for a week. We have just come home from another 3 weeks away at Merimbula when Melbourne, still had to wear masks. We have only the west to see and Central Australia. About to embark on a road trip along the coast up to Adelaide onto the Northern Territory. We have cruises paid for later in the year booked for Kangaroo Island and for early 2022, cruise to New Zealand. Waiting for international boarders 2023 to escape to Europe again and finish our lazy river cruises and the country side of Tuscany, before we get to old. We have so much travel to catch up with, this virus is not going to hold us back.

  • 9th Apr 2021 07:05pm

Hopefully to New Zealand for some self drive touring next year, have wanted to spend some time there for a long time.
We have a cruise to Cairns booked for later this year, all going to plan. Just some time for ourselves away from the daily grind.

  • 9th Apr 2021 01:38pm

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to see the world. Due to how expensive it was though, we had few options but to camp in our Nan's back yard or stay in a hotel in Surfers Paradise. It wasn't until COVID hit that I realized such places like the backyard or a hotel in a local city could count as being the 'big wide world' and this was only because we were restricted to the place we called home.

As someone who has just started their first year of University and has just graduated high school, I have a lot of plans. Plans to get an education, get a career, and see the world while I do it. So where do I want to go when the world opens up to me again?

Well, the first place I want to visit (no, I have to remind myself that I AM going to visit these places) is Europe. In Paris, France where the word creativity always comes to mind I will open myself up to new and unique artistic pursuits all the while enabling my own talent in creative writing and the arts. In Scotland, I will take my dad so that he can play some of the greatest games of golf on the greatest fields in the world before he would no longer be able to, whistle I discover for myself the great history and lore of Scottish culture that I have always been interested in ever since being told that our family hailed from the country. In Ireland, my dad and I will go to the pubs and share a drink (or rather I will pay for it and he hogs it all) and I will roam the streets, taking in the festive, cheery and lively culture that is the Irish, another part of my family that I had long since discovered. In Italy, where the Renaissance was quite literally born in great arts, literature and architecture, I will go on my own and pursue a master's education in studying the history of the Renaissance in the great cities of where it first came. In Greece, I will explore the beautiful islands and the great foods they have to offer. In England, I will discover the country that makes up one of the biggest international faces in the world.

Then I will turn my gaze to the other side of the world and say 'I am not done with you yet.'

I will brave Russia and continue to pursue my interests in discovering great literature, history, and artistry. I will see Egypt, with its great masses of ancient statues and marks of history that have survived into this modern age.

I'll take my little sisters to Japan, Korea, China, places they have yearned for since learning about the culture and the language in the classrooms at their school. We will go to Disneyland and we will see snow, something me and my sisters have never experienced for ourselves personally. We will delight in the local foods and take home souvenirs and we will have seen the world.

Except we haven't. There is so much we have yet to see and too little money to see it all. But if we do venture past these borders and wander through the places above, I will be able to return home, satisfied on the touch I left on different parts of the world.

Because as we have learnt in these trying times, venturing past our driveways is an adventure enough.

Because COVID has made our street part of the big wide world.

  • 9th Apr 2021 05:36am

The one place I am going in a week or two is Cairns. My four darling grand-children and daughter live up there with her hubby and I living in Bundaberg have missed them so much. Not going up for over 2 years because of the pandemic has made me realize that they are more important than ever.

  • 8th Apr 2021 10:58pm

I am actually going to Kangaroo Island for my 60th birthday. My son, daughter-in-law and the grandchildren are treating me to this trip. I will not have to spend a penny while I am over there. I am so excited and can't wait for June to come around. My husband will be paying his own way across there and while we are over there. They took my son's father to Tasmania for his 60th birthday 2 years ago as a surprise for him. He always dreamed of going to Tasmania and they saved hard to be able to plan the trip and all the experiences he enjoyed and I realised how happy he was. I am divorced from my son's father but we remain friends and when he came back from Tasmania it was a joy to see him so happy. I was asked where I would love to go for my 60th and my dream was Kangaroo Island. I couldn't tell them where my altimate dream destination was because of Covid 19. I would really love to go back to England where I was born, to see all my relatives before they die. Kangaroo Island was my 2nd favourite destination. I hope everyone gets to go to their dream destination when Covid if over and the borders open.

  • 8th Apr 2021 10:08pm

Sydney, Queensland or the U.K.

  • 8th Apr 2021 08:58pm

Nowhere. If it’s one thing I learned during covid it was that everything here is fine. Home. The location, the people. We don’t need to be anywhere else to be happy.

  • 8th Apr 2021 07:32pm

I would ĺove to go to Soùth Africa to see the wild animals before we loss them.

  • 8th Apr 2021 07:28pm

I would ĺove to go to Soùth Africa to see the wild animals before we loss them.

  • 8th Apr 2021 07:27pm

I would love to visit Tasmania as it has been a few years since I last went to Hobart. And overseas, I would love to see my extended family again in Italy. It has been 10 years since the last time I visited! I would love for my husband and I to travel with our young son as we haven't done much travelling over the last few years.

  • 8th Apr 2021 07:31pm
I would love to visit Tasmania as it has been a few years since I last went to Hobart. And overseas, I would love to see my extended family again in Italy. It has been 10 years since the last time...

Italy is one other place I would just love to see. There are so many places that have stood the test of time.

  • 8th Apr 2021 06:45pm

Covid will never be over but I would love to visit my brother in Queensland. I will not be travelling over seas anytime soon

Frank Yates
  • 8th Apr 2021 06:35pm

This year we are vacationing in Australia. Even though a lot of places are jacking up their prices to make up for the losses over COVID, and to take advantage of the captive market. Just remember Times have been tough on a lot of people. Keep the prices reasonable and more people will come and spend their hard earned money

  • 8th Apr 2021 06:26pm

Mrs came down with severe dementia at the end of 2019. Her main wish was to go back to her family. Their wish is that she goes home. Yes, medically she is better off here, but the family side is a strong pull. We will be going to her village in Thailand.

  • 8th Apr 2021 05:47pm

We have a trip to Cairns and Darwin booked for the near future which we are very much looking forward to. We have two overseas trips in credit for who knows when, one a week in Bali and the other a trip to Turkey/Egypt/Jordan. Didn't really expect to be waiting this long really when we chose not to take a refund but a credit instead. The clock is ticking and we are not getting any younger!!

  • 8th Apr 2021 05:11pm

Europe in 2023, but NOT anywhere inc NZ til 2022.

  • 8th Apr 2021 05:10pm

Tasmania :)

  • 8th Apr 2021 05:10pm

Bali was always a plan, but I haven't heard too much about how they have held up post COVID-19.

  • 8th Apr 2021 04:32pm

Am thinking or dreaming about it just don't trust the border thing and I don't want to be stuck somewhere that is not my home. I even hesitate to travel outside my state

  • 8th Apr 2021 03:59pm

New Zealand

  • 8th Apr 2021 07:33pm
New Zealand

Me too.

  • 8th Apr 2021 03:47pm

Will catch up on things missed out on in rest of Australia when can travel without fear of border closures. Several events cancelled and openings on-line instead of in person on the vehicles i.e. Kensington Light Rail

  • 8th Apr 2021 03:27pm

I will stay within my state and travel OFTEN!!

  • 8th Apr 2021 03:22pm

I’m absolutely going to anywhere to release my inner tension during the Covid.

  • 8th Apr 2021 02:16pm

I must return to Bali as soon as possible. My little volunteer school had to close and my Balinese friends struggle to pay the landowner to not remove our building. However my precious friends have kept the children fed through sharing throughout the village as is the culture among the Balinese. My dear friends Smiley and Budi still gather as many youngsters as they can each fortnight to continue their 'Trash Heroes' projects of cleaning up around the villages and sorting out the trash for recyclables. I am so very proud of them but dare not send money as it is far too risky in this current unsettled climate. I just pray travel is permitted soon so I can at least return with donations and supplies to help to get our school operating again and see those gorgeous smiles before I become too old and infirm.

  • 9th Apr 2021 07:49pm
I must return to Bali as soon as possible. My little volunteer school had to close and my Balinese friends struggle to pay the landowner to not remove our building. However my precious friends...

What a wonderful and generous person you are EileenW1. I understand why it is dangerous to send money because it will be stolen from them and the youngsters are being taught a valuable life lesson in cleaning up around villages and sorting out the trash for recyclables. i can feel how urgent it is for you to return to Bali to make sure your little volunteer school doesn't close and to your 2 dear friends Smiley and Budi to keep the children fed.

  • 8th Apr 2021 12:57pm

I have had a tour sitting in credit since this pandemic began. As soon as I can I am off to Ireland with thoughts of expanding my holiday to England and France. Of course everything will depend on where each country is at with this virus.
Just the thought of a plane flight is exciting at this stage!

  • 8th Apr 2021 12:17pm

Since I was a kid, I've dreamed about visiting Japan. I love culture; traditional and advanced technology used in their everyday life. There's so many things I'm excited to see and do there (see the bathing monkeys at the hot springs, Sanrioland, Tokyo Disneyworld, Capsule and Love Hotels, etc...
My partner said he'd take me, but after giving birth to our youngest child, I decided to delay our holiday plans and take care of our kid instead of dumping an infant and all our older children (we have 5 between us) on their grandparents.
Well I regretted that choice because soon after COVID ruined everyone's travelling plans. Baby's 2 now, so I won't hesitate - I'll probably throw him at his Grandpa - the moment we can afford to go.
And while we're on holiday, I want to stop by Vietnam as well. The Motherland.
My partner's 31, and has never left Australia. Our parents tried convincing him to go to Vietnam instead to visit relatives but he was firm on taking me to Japan. I think that while we're out of the country, it's important him to see Vietnam, not for others but for himself; his origins and descendants' culture.

  • 8th Apr 2021 11:46am

My wife and I will travel to Victor Harbor to see our son, and his family.

  • 8th Apr 2021 11:24am

I would absolutely love to visit Italy and Greece once the borders are open. Can’t wait.

  • 8th Apr 2021 02:20pm
I would absolutely love to visit Italy and Greece once the borders are open. Can’t wait.

I too would love to go to Greece to visit my daughter and son- in- law who live there. Well they actually live in Cyprus. I haven’t seen them for 3 years and I’m not getting any younger 😥

  • 8th Apr 2021 11:16am

I cannot wait to go to Bali and shop till I drop and soak up the sun and beautiful weather and the people are so welcoming.

  • 8th Apr 2021 11:12am

I do not intend to travel anywhere until and unless I feel safe to do so. Until and unless covid becomes a disease of the past, I will not be leaving my immediate area - I cannot risk getting it, and I, at this stage, cannot get any of the available vaccines (due to allergies to certain ingredients present in all currently available vaccines).

  • 8th Apr 2021 11:04am

I will be going back to the country where I was born , Greece. I miss my friends and family

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