Many people talk about going away on holiday to places in Europe or further a field at massive expense and having to deal with flights, ferries or trains. To leave this island, that is unless you live on likes of the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
Anyway my point being why do we so quickly go to explore another country and another culture? Rather than explore closer to home. “Because there’s better weather and it’s cheaper, Richard” Okay fair enough. That can be the case or it can be the case that a Global Pandemic takes everyone out of the blue so we can’t go abroad. Just saying.
The UK has some incredible scenery to offer there is such a large amount of things to see. I personally think that the Westcountry is one of the best. I mean I am incredibly biased on this of course. Having lived here my whole life.
I have explored many other parts of the UK as well mind and there are some really great places that should be visited. That’s for a whole different post though.
Written June/July 2020
2020 has been one of the most difficult times for many of us in living memory, with it being mandatory to stay at home, social distance, losing jobs or being placed on furlough. With different governments tackling the global Covid-19 Pandemic with different approaches, all with different outcomes.
So where does that leave the adventure and travel industries?
The answer - in tatters.
Travel, whilst in some areas of the world are starting to open up, who knows what could happen, borders could close at any given moment. As demonstrated recently in Spain, leaving people stranded and/or with compulsory quarantine on return, travel companies are already on their knees unable to pay out, for yet another run of refunds.