Sun Behind the Clouds: Reasons Not to Cancel Your Belize Trip Due to the Coronavirus
You’re probably hunkered down, bemoaning everything about your current situation and wondering if things will ever return to normal. You’re in good company; especially if you’ve had to postpone your Belize vacation due to the quarantine, financial insecurities or transportation unavailability.
But even skeptics agree that there is a light at the end of this long tunnel. What can you do while you wait for the COVID virus to morph from pandemic to history? 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 6. You’ll come up with more. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself packing and feeling twice as grateful for the opportunity to travel as you would have had your trip taken place on its original date.
Reason #1 not to cancel: You’ve got an Internet connection. You can spend all day, every day browsing Belize websites that offer you hope and educate you to the marvels you will discover once the virus ends and you’re able to make your escape to paradise. Start here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJyqz-pQ398.
Reason #2 not to cancel: You are lucky enough to have the option of postponing your stay. By the time this nightmare ends, and health officials invite you to return to normal, rabid travelers are going to grab every booking they can get their hands on. You won’t have to worry; the reservation you postponed will still has your name on it.
Reason #3 not to cancel: In lieu of taking your much-needed holiday right now, use the money you’re saving by helping others. There are many worthy Belize charities. Look for one that matches your passion at http://belizengos.org/. Use the NGO membership tab atop the page to find the organization that calls to you, and if it’s an animal rights cause, you assure wildlife will be cared for long before you arrive.
Reason #4 not to cancel: You worked too hard getting in shape for your Belize vacation to cancel your trip. 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 just as valid in 6 months as it is right now. Maybe more so.
Reason #5 not to cancel: 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 queues at Belize’s amazing restaurants, either.
Reason #6 not to cancel: The Great Barrier Reef, Blue Hole, Maya ruins and caves, waterfalls, rainforests and jungles are not going anywhere! This tropical haven has been around since the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates moved past each other about 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. Keep tabs on the Belize Tourism Board for the latest news and don’t be surprised if you arrive feeling doubly grateful to enjoy Belize’s gifts once you have weathered this storm!