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Sadly, travel—especially outside the borders of the United States—is off the table for many this year.
The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic earlier has caused millions of us to cancel or postpone trips. And the pandemic’s endurance and the uncertainty that comes with that has made looking forward with perfect clarity difficult, if not impossible.
Over the last decade, I got used to traveling multiple times per month as CEO of travel news site The Points Guy, but this year I went over three months without setting foot on an airplane. That would have been unfathomable to me at the beginning of this year.
I’ve taken weekend trips to California and a short vacation to Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, but with cases of COVID-19 surging once again in the United States, I’m not sure how feasible international travel will be for the remainder of 2020.
Naturally, I’m anxious to get back out into the world. But, with so much uncertainty, one of the best things we can all do right now is to sit down and start planning a bucket-list trip for next year or beyond, one that requires time—and money—to pull off.
By looking two or three years into the future,