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How to Use Thanksgiving to Improve Your Summer Vacation

by Wendy Perrin | November 19, 2021

If you’re gathering in person with family this Thanksgiving and could use a safe conversation topic (one far removed from vaccination status or politics), we’ve got a suggestion:  If those are the same family and friends you travel with for summer vacation, then while you’re passing the turkey and cranberry sauce, go around the table and ask everyone what sort of travel experience they’re dreaming about for next summer.  Given the pent-up demand for travel that will be unleashed in summer of 2022 and that has already caused many places to book up and raise prices, if you can figure out now what sort of experience you and your family would enjoy most, it can save you money and headaches later.

Family summer-vacation options with limited inventory—Amalfi Coast villas, Alaska lodges, African safaris, Galapagos expeditions, Grand Canyon rafting trips, Inca Trail hikes—are already quite full.  That’s because lots of people who had to cancel such trips in 2020 and 2021 rescheduled and moved their deposits to 2022.  But there are smart alternatives that are on savvy travelers’ radar and do still have plenty of availability.  We’re happy to help you find them and plan for them, optimizing for Covid safety and removing the logistical obstacles that come with the times.  So use your Thanksgiving get-together (whether in-person or virtual) to create a travel wish list for 2022, then use our WOW List or our Get a Personalized Trip Recommendation feature to make those wishes come true. By using our WOW approach to trip planning, you can avoid the crowds, minimize the Covid-related logistics, and enjoy WOW trips like these.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


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1 Comment

  1. Charles McCool

    This is a really smart trip planning strategy. Plan early, be flexible, save money, time, and stress.

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