A lot has been said about plans for Christmas being thrown into chaos this year.
The level of doubt around borders opening and closing has made it pretty hard for people to plan to be anywhere.
And with the recent new cluster in Sydney, many people have had their plans turned on their heads.
Some who planned to travel to New South Wales have had to cancel, while others who were coming south for the holiday break have had to put that on hold - or spend their time in quarantine.
It's terribly sad if you've been hanging out for many months, or even longer, to see family and friends.
It means that a lot more of us will be staying put for Christmas and into the New Year.
But with that comes an opportunity.
It's a chance to get out and see more of our great state.
Too many of us have not ever gone into the more far flung parts of Tasmania. And let's face it, it isn't a big deal to get anywhere when you compare it to the wide open spaces of the big island to our north.
The combination of many of us not being able to go north and the reduction of people coming to Tasmania presents a chance to get out and find a new experience or a place to go.
Whether it's just a day trip to somewhere new in our own region, or getting out and about to a place a little further away for a few nights, the visit could mean a lot.
Many of our tourism operators and the businesses which rely on them have had an incredibly tough year.
The peak summer season was cut short, when many put away a few dollars to carry them through the winter, and then they've had a very slow start to the current season.
Even in the last week some will have seen much needed bookings cancelled.
So rather than moping and wallowing in the latest chapter of a pretty deplorable year, get out there and do your bit for Tassie. It may mean a lot to another Tasmanian.
You never know, you may just find one of the gems of the state that visitors rave about but not enough Tasmanians experience.