ITALY, CRUISING, EASE OF TRAVEL
What my husband wanted for me after he died was for me to continue to travel.
“You’ll be fine, honey. You have the money to go on a couple of cruise each year, travel to Italy, visit family. “
Little did he realize how difficult travel would be come. Let’s see…I’ve had three cruises cancelled because of COVID and recently cancelled a trip to Italy. It’s frustrating. I’m a writer and need to do important research on setting for each novel.
I’m a traveler, not a tourist. There is a substantial difference. But next spring, I will fly to Italy by myself. It takes courage to do that, but it is something I must do. It seems incredible to me that October of 2021, the world for the most part remains closed…almost like pre-plane travel, when the world seemed truly small and isolated.
So I plan in my head, heart, and internet the next trip. Will it happen? We’ll see. But I am admittedly frustrated. Next year, I pray, I will sit on the stone benches in front of Trevi Fountain while enjoying a peach gelato. I’ll take a boat ride on Lake Como. I’ll sip a cappuccino at the Grambinus Cafe in Naples. In the meantime, I have my memories and my dreams.