What obstacle is most likely to keep you from planning or taking a trip somewhere?
A lot of would-be travelers are reconsidering — if not rearranging or canceling — their travel plans due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus. Over the past several months, many theme park fans have bailed to trips to Hong Kong Disneyland or Ocean Park due to concerns about the ongoing protests in the district. A hurricane forecast can blow away plans for a Florida vacation in the late summer or autumn. The hassle of getting time off work keeps many Americans from traveling as much as they would like. And there's always money to consider. As much as you can try to budget your travel, for some of us there's sometimes just not enough left in the bank to go anywhere.
To that point, sometimes it's personal concerns that keep us at home. Maybe it's not the fear of picking up an illness on a trip so much as the health issues we are dealing with already. Maybe the problem with weather isn't at your desired destination, but the weather at home that makes getting away a hassle. The car needs repairs. The kids can't get away from school. You don't have a passport, a necessary visa, or a Real ID.
This ins't about excuses. It's about the real challenges and obstacles that can make travel difficult, if not impossible, for many of us. But I am sure that many Theme Park Insider readers have found ways to overcome challenges and obstacles in their lives. Maybe we don't get to make that trip to Tokyo Disney. But we find a way to get to a closer, more convenient park.
What I would like to hear about today is what you see as the biggest challenge right now dissuading you from planning or taking a vacation. Is it concerns about health or safety? Is it weather? The logistics of getting time off or being able to make a trip? Is it money?
Or is nothing stopping you right now... and you are ready to go?
In the comments, please share with us some of your travel planning concerns, or advice.
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