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Thinking of Traveling This Year? Please Think Again

Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Please, stay at home. (Literary credit/William Goldman | Photo/Kezia Setyawan)  By Rachel Parsons   Look, we need to have a real heart-to-heart. I know it’s not what you want to hear. You’re probably going to be annoyed but stick with me. It’s important. It’s about this whole travel-in-2021 thing I keep hearing about.    The article titles give me an eye twitch every time I see them: “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021” and “Where Can Americans Travel Right Now? A Country-by-Country Guide.”    Here’s my 2021 travel advice: stay home.    And I get it, I’m antsy, too. I’ve built my travel media career on the idea that travel is essential to being a well-rounded human. And sure, there are vaccines and vaccinations are on the way.    But there’s the rub.    Because, as Andrew Hayward, an infectious disease specialist and senior investigator at Britain’s  National Institute for Health Research told me via email,  “We do not yet know wh

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