#DontCancelPostpone has become a trending hashtag since COVID-19 destroyed global travel. But it’s not a simple soundbite. There are lots of reasons to keep faith with your pre-pandemic travel plans. Belizean author and blogger Larry Waight offers six reasons to not cancel your vacation to Belize. This article contains a link (or links) to Amazon, from which, as an Amazon Associate, this website will earn a small commission if you make any purchases. Some other links are also affiliate links, where we will also make a small commission if you purchase anything after clicking, at no extra cost to you.
You’re hunkered down, bemoaning everything about your current situation and wondering if things will ever return to normal.
Well, you’re in good company, especially if you’ve postponed your Belize vacation because of the coronavirus crisis. Global travel restrictions, quarantine, financial insecurity, and lack of flights have all destroyed travel to Belize, at least for the foreseeable future.
But even skeptics agree there’s a light at the end of this long tunnel.
So what can you do while you wait for the COVID-19 virus to morph from pandemic to history? You can look on the bright side and list your own personal reasons for not canceling your Belize trip.
Need specific reasons to buoy your hope? We offer the following six. You’ll come up with more yourself. And before you know it, you’ll find yourself packing and feeling twice as grateful for the opportunity to travel as you would have done had you taken your trip your trip on its original date.
Reason #1 not to cancel your trip to Belize:
You have the internet at home. That means you can spend all day, every day browsing Belize websites and social media to give you hope and educate you to the marvels you’ll discover once the pandemic ends and you can make your escape to paradise.
Reason #2 not to cancel your trip to Belize:
You’re lucky to have the option of postponing your stay. By the time this nightmare ends and normality returns, rabid travelers will grab every booking they can get their hands on. You won’t have to worry. The reservation you postponed still has your name on it.
Reason #3 not to cancel your trip to Belize:
While you’re not taking your vacation right now, you can use the money you’re saving by helping others. There are many worthy Belize charities. Look for one that matches your passion at Belize NGOs.
Reason #4 not to cancel your trip to Belize:
You worked too hard getting in shape for your Belize vacation to cancel outright. Whether you invested time and energy in a fitness program or upgraded your travel wardrobe, now’s the time to tell yourself that your accomplishment will be as valid in a few months as it is right now. Maybe more so.
Reason #5 not to cancel your trip to Belize:
By putting off your Belize trip, you could save a bundle. Late summer and fall are always less expensive. Reschedule for the fall and get the best of all worlds. Fewer crowds, affordable rates, no wait times for tours and sightseeing experiences, and no long lines at Belize’s amazing restaurants.
Reason #6 not to cancel your trip to Belize:
The Belize Barrier Reef, Great Blue Hole, Mayan ruins, caves, waterfalls, and rainforests aren’t going anywhere! This tropical haven has been around since the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates moved past each other 80 million years ago. The forests will be just as green, the people just as friendly, and the tourism industry just as delighted to welcome you.
Thoughts of your postponed Belize vacation can sustain you during this time.
Larry Waight is the best-selling author of the book, The Ultimate Belize Bucket List and the founder of Belize Hub. He lives in the quaint community of Bullet Tree Falls, near San Ignacio in Western Belize.