We who travel get REALLY TIRED of all the doom and gloom out there about travel. In the last few days pretty much every story I see about travel has to do with airports that are too crowded, COVID on cruise ships, flight cancellations, people jumping overboard, trains being late and so much more. It is hard to find anything positive about travel, especially since the start of the pandemic.
Those really get to me because then I start to get worried about our trips that are coming up. Will we get to go? Is my throat feeling sore? Do I have COVID? Will I test positive? Will our luggage be lost? Will our flight get canceled? The negative news just wears me down.
Today though I saw this on Facebook and I had to share it. It was a comment on a story on “the end of river cruising.” That the drought in Europe means that the rivers are all going to dry up forever. Here’s what one amazing person said and I wish I had said it:
I so wish people would be excited with a news story that said something like this: 5,670 planes landed today—safely. 11,340 pilots were available to fly today. 2,268,000 suitcases did not get lost or damaged. 314 cruise ships successfully went to every port and no one jumped overboard. 90% of travelers don’t have COVID.
But sadly – these aren’t the stories the media thinks the people want.
—Facebook user Gillian
Well, I for one, do NOT want to read that. I would love to hear some good stuff. This woman got it right.