24 February 2022 | By Sam Kemmis

Welcome to the new travel reality, one in which the idea of “making firm plans” seems laughably quaint. The focus these days is not so much on nailing down an itinerary, but building one that can be painlessly un-nailed when circumstances and rules change.

Americans are ready to travel. A 2021 poll from the Out of Home Advertising Association of America showed that 72% of respondents plan to travel in the first half of 2022, regardless of the state of the pandemic.

Yet all the good intentions in the world won’t matter if your flight is canceled, you get sick or your destination closes its borders to foreigners. So it’s not just about avoiding travel disruption in 2022 — it’s about avoiding the headaches that come with uncertainty.

Read the full article at Nerd Wallet.