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Vacation Cancelled/Irma

September 7th, 2017 at 09:09 pm

We decided to cancel our vacation to Myrtle Beach South Carolina because of hurricane Irma. We were due to leave on Saturday, and we were waiting until today to make a final decision, and then we saw the announcement by the Governor of South Carolina that mandatory evacuations from coastal areas would go into effect at 10a.m. Saturday.

While we are disappointed, it pales in comparison to people who will likely lose everything. This is only a cancelled vacation. My prayers go out to everyone in the path of Irma.

Fortunately, we have trip insurance. It clearly states that money will be refunded if there are any mandatory or voluntary evacuations in place due to weather. There is a slight deduction for an administration fee but we will see most of our money back for the condo we rented. We were driving, so no airline issues.

Please keep Florida, and any other states in the path of this storm in your thoughts or prayers.

4 Responses to “Vacation Cancelled/Irma”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm glad you had trip insurance! And a very wise decision to stay away from these damaging storms.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    So smart to have trip insurance. And you are right, this pales in comparison to what can be a true disaster. You are a wise soul.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:


    We had to cancel October 2013 vacation due to government shutdown. Though I was more peeved with decision makers in Washington, I just felt grateful we hadn't planned an international trip or anything particularly grand. (Didn't even need trip insurance since we had not committed to any non-refundable expenses). At the time a lot of people had flew in from abroad or had reserved more fancy hotels a full year ahead. What a mess. But anyway, I remember feeling a lot of, "at least we didn't put a lot of time and energy and money into this trip." I would have felt horrible if it was canceled for something like this (horrible for everyone affected).

    We have close family in Florida, so I am worried.

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