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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Their bags aren’t packed just yet. But these travelers are eager to hit the road again. And go where? Everywhere and anywhere – to Austria and Alaska, Maui and Mont St. Michel. Stuck at home for the past 10 months, Cleveland travelers have compiled long lists of places they want to visit when the world is safe again. We asked readers to share their travel plans for 2021, and we heard from dozens of would-be wanderers with an overflowing suitcase of pent-up demand. Their destinations were all over the map – from Antarctica to Albania, Cincinnati to California. But some themes emerged. Many readers said their travel plans revolved around visiting family – children and grandchildren, sisters and cousins, who, in some cases, haven’t been seen in nearly a year. “We have not seen our adult daughters or other family since last Christmas, so the No. 1 goal is to visit and hug,” wrote Mary Kobelt of Geneva. Here is a selection of reader responses: Last year, we booked what we hoped would be the vacation of a lifetime: A Viking river cruise on the Rhine River. Of course, that cruise was canceled and fortunately Viking promptly refunded our total cost. However, that did not reduce our disappointment in not taking the trip. So, being the eternal optimists that we are, we rebooked with Viking again for the summer of 2021. Because of some Viking perks, we will have two extra nights in Amsterdam, then sail […]