Here We Go Again Tackling Travel in 2022

Away We Go

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It’s not easy. And it’s bit frightening too. But here we go again tackling travel in 2022 starting next week.

Not everyone is ready to travel. But for those of us who are, jumping through the hoops can be stressful and crazy…but also a bit comical too. Keeping it light and realizing it might not always go as planned is how we are approaching travel during the never ending PanDamit.

It’s truly hard to believe we are now two years into this madness. Accepting that this is now the world we live in is difficult for many people. But for myself and my husband, we have accepted that this is life, and will be our life, likely for the rest of our life. The new world.

In 2020, before I ever heard the word Covid, I chose the word “courage” as my word of the year. In 2021 I chose the word “calm”, in an effort to get my Zen on during this insanity. But as we now step into 2022, my 62nd year on this planet, I am choosing the word “cautious”. We have always traveled with caution. But travel in 2022 requires an added level of caution. And so we continue…our cautionary tale will reveal itself as we step carefully forward.


I wrote a blog a few months ago when we where headed out in the fall. But even since that time the world has yet changed again, and we have needed to change with it. So, some of the plans I listed in that blog we have now put on the back burner. Meanwhile we move ahead with baby steps, focused on immediate plans and nothing long-term.

Next week we fly to the island of Moorea in French Polynesia where we will be for two months. More and more, travel that puts us in one place for a long period of time is what we love and feel confident with. Becoming engrossed in the local culture is such a rewarding experience, and we are hopeful for that on the tiny island of Moorea. It’s not the smallest island we have ever stayed on, but it’s close. We hope you will follow along as we explore and learn and engage in this, our 111th country.

Meanwhile, next Friday our blog will feature our annual TRAVEL AWARDS FOR 2021. It looks a lot different than our annual Travel Award blogs from years past, and yet, we did have some remarkable travel experiences in 2021, despite the fact we only visited three countries (USA, Iceland, Mexico). I hope you will look for our annual Travel Awards blog next week.

Meanwhile, Here We Go Again Tackling Travel in 2022. This is our story. This is My Fab Fifties Life.

Thank you for your continued interest and support. Happy 2022!

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  • Reply Christina Daggett

    Hi Laureen. I’m going to try to be better at checking my e-mails, so I can keep up with your blog posts, as well as others I’ve subscribed to. Your upcoming trip to the Island of Moorea, sounds really interesting, and I’m looking forward to reading about your visit. Have a wonderful and safe trip!

    January 8, 2022 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Laura Deaton

    Looking forward to your posts. Will learn about a new country thru your travels! How amazing you’ve been to 111 countries since you started this adventure. Bon voyage!

    January 8, 2022 at 7:32 am
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