TRUTH TALK | EUROPE TRIP CANCELED

When my cruise got canceled (that post here) I was secretly hoping that everything would be okay by the time my Europe trip came around…sadly, it wasn’t. This trip had been planned since December of 2019 and honestly it was my dream trip and a very necessary trip for me to go on.

Growing up I dreamt of going to Paris. It has always been on the top of my travel to-do list but there was one important aspect of my trip: my grandmother. We were always super close and had a plan to go “one day” together. We would sit in cafes and do nothing but eat bread and cheese (and wine). Two years ago she passed away. We never got the chance to go. So, I made a promise to myself that I would go for the both of us; that I wouldn’t put it off. That was going to be THIS trip.

My dad had an opportunity to do some work for a few days in England. When he told me he wanted to do a small family trip to Europe before he had to work; I saw it as a sign. I thought, “Wow! This is actually happening…this is my chance”. We had everything planned out, our tickets were bought, and (of course) I started shopping.

When the trip got canceled I was broken-hearted. This was my dream trip. I was going to Paris and London. I was FINALLY going to stand in front of the Eiffel Tower, tour museums, and eat all the pastries. Obviously this was out of our control and when we bought our tickets there was no way we could have known that the world was going to come to a stop.

I know that one day I will get there (we are already talking about going in 2021) but it still doesn’t take away the sting.

Have you had any trips that got canceled that made you really sad? Leave me a comment down below because misery loves company.

-Lyndsay

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