I was going to Alaska, my first trip in months.
Early in the pandemic, back when we were getting news that California had just a handful of cases of COVID-19 — and before the pandemic felt real — I spent two weeks traveling several cities in California. I returned home just as the urgency flipped and the actual presence of coronavirus in the U.S. intensified.
I returned from California to my home in Kansas on March 6. On March 24, the stay-at-home order went into effect. Travel wasn’t front-of-mind for me during this uncertain time and all trips that were in the works were canceled but one — a women’s fishing expedition to remote Southeast Alaska. July felt so far away in March that I kept the possibility on my radar. Even though I really wanted to go, there were still a lot of considerations.
Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.
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Evolving Magazine publisher and travel writer, Jill Dutton, caught the train travel bug when she spent three months in Europe with a Eurail pass. Now, she enjoys traveling–and writing about–the U.S. and Canada by rail.
Jill has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years. She is the author of, The Joyous Journey: Living Life on Purpose, with Purpose. In January 2015, Jill departed on the first of several trips traveling the United States writing feature articles, blog posts, and an eventual series of books on train travel. Follow Jill on her travel blog at www.USAbyRail.blog.
Jill Dutton has created three publications over the past 21 years. She published Evolving Woman magazine from 1994-2000, then started Evolving magazine in 2009 and Eating Well in Kansas City in 2010. Read Evolving Magazine at www.EvolvingMagazine.com.
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Hi Jill: I enjoyed your trip to Alaska so much. And it made me realize that my family and I will be able to conquer “the new normal” and enjoy traveling again. Judyk
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Thank you, Judy! Eager to hear about your future travel!