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grahamr83

Solo'd in 2010, planning a family trip late 2021
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2010
Hi everyone,

I walked the Camino Frances from SJP in 2010 solo, it was such an amazing experience on so many levels, but you all know that so I don't need to tell that story. Now, 11 years later, I'm hoping to walk the Camino Portugues (coastal) this fall with my Family of 4.

My question is less about our trip in particular, but how does everyone feel our return to 'normal' will evolve/present itself?

Vaccines are rolling out (in most countries) and everyone is now in such a state of desire and excitement for travel, but also very conscious of the risks and impacts of their own decisions. I personally noticed a lot of people talking about their summer/fall 2020 Camino plans which seemed quite surprising, but that's their decisions. With a new Camino season ahead of us, are we expecting a quieter year because of the still very present pandemic? Or will we see record numbers as people are tearing at their chance to travel again and use up all those saved airline vouchers?

My intention isn't to ruffle feathers or make anyone feel guilty for their decisions, but to open dialogue and see where everyone is at so I can better understand and plan for my trip later this year. Thank you for your input and thoughts! :)

Buen Camino/Bom Caminho
Graham & crew
 

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C clearly

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2022
I personally noticed a lot of people talking about their summer/fall 2020 Camino plans which seemed quite surprising, but that's their decisions.
Even more, it is a decision yet to be made by their home countries, by Spain and Portugal!
With a new Camino season ahead of us, are we expecting a quieter year because of the still very present pandemic? Or will we see record numbers as people are tearing at their chance to travel again and use up all those saved airline vouchers?
This is a question many people are asking - for example in this thread
 

grahamr83

Solo'd in 2010, planning a family trip late 2021
Year of past OR future Camino
2010
Even more, it is a decision yet to be made by their home countries, by Spain and Portugal!

This is a question many people are asking - for example in this thread
Thanks, I didnt see this thread. Looks like my post is redundant.
 

C clearly

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2022
Looks like my post is redundant.
Not entirely - since you are thinking about the Camino Portuguese, and posted in the right place. At this time, the general discussion probably applies equally to the Portuguese and the Camino Frances. As we get closer to opening (whenever that is) the situations may have differences. Only time will tell!
 

C clearly

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2022
Sorry to be late in saying this, @grahamr83 , but welcome to the forum! I just wanted you to get the benefit of the discussion recently started recently on the other thread.

You might still be trying to figure out the best way to watch recent posts. Once you have explored the various forums and sub-forums, you might find it convenient to bookmark the "New Posts" page under the What's New tab at the top of your screen.
 
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grayland

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Welcome to the forum, @grahamr83.
It is a great plan to return to the Camino with your family. I am sure it will be a very different experience then you enjoyed in 2010....but still a lifetime adventure to share with those close to you.
 
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