With all the craziness going on in the world, A getaway will be perfect about now. With business closing down and limited options for A getaway. We ask, “Well, where should I go? Where could I go? What’s open? What’s the safest route an place?
Well there’s still way to getaway an still be safe and still social distance yourself.
Here 7 Ways To Travel And Be Responsible From, Afar.com:
1. Do your research ahead of time. Is COVID-19 spreading in your community? Is it spreading in the places you’ll be visiting? If the answer is yes, now might not be the best time to go. If the answer is no, if ever there was a time to overplan, this is it. Plot your route and book lodging and restaurant reservations in advance as best you can.
2. Protect the public. When you go, practice social-distancing measures and wear masksaround strangers, indoors in public places, and outdoors in crowds or where social distancing isn’t possible.
3. Get tested. Depending on the type of overnight trip you’re taking and if you’ll come into close contact with other people outside your bubble, consider getting a COVID-19 test before you go and when you return home.
4. Prepare for the unexpected—and pack for it, too. Bring extra masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes. It’s better to be overprepared than underprepared.
5. Support local businesses every step of the way. (Note: Many prefer payment with credit or debit cards right now, to avoid handling cash.)
6. Be patient and tip well. Have respect and empathy for hospitality professionals trying to offer you a memorable experience in these difficult times. You owe it to them to do your best to keep them safe. For example, if a restaurant server is taking care of you while you are eating and unmasked, make sure you don’t talk directly at the server. (It’s awkward, we know, but err on the side of caution as much as possible.)
7. Follow the rules of the communities you visit. Check for any local or regional updates while you’re on the road and once you return home: Tourism boards and municipalities are constantly updating their information online.
Safe Vacations During Coronavirus Ideas From Parade.com:
Staycations will always be an option! Explore your own town like a tourist, or camp out in your backyard.
Going camping is generally safe if you’re socially distanced from anyone not in your household. To be safe, wear masks while hiking and traversing trails, as well as in any common areas you may share with other campers at your site.
3. Renting an Airbnb
Staying in an Airbnb while social distancing is a safe choice, but you may want to take extra precautions: Consider bringing your own silverware, bedding and linens, and bring some disinfectant sprays or wipes to sanitize and disinfect surfaces before settling in and getting comfortable.
Related: 90 Best Staycation Ideas.
4. Hit the Beach
The beach is generally a safe option for a summer vacation if and only if you maintain social distancing and avoid crowded areas. You may want to exercise extra caution in areas like boardwalks, restrooms and eateries.
5. Renting an RV
Traveling in an RV allows you to have lodging and wheel at the same time, so you don’t have to worry about staying in a hotel or other lodging arrangements you may not be comfortable with amid the pandemic. Like renting an Airbnb though, you’ll want to disinfect surfaces and bring your own linens and utensils.
6. Local Parks
Your neighborhood parks are likely underused and underrated gems: Many have lakes for swimming, playgrounds for kids (if open—bring hand sanitizer!) and plenty of grass for playing and picnicking.
7. State Parks
If you’re within driving distance of a state park, enjoy the scenery!
8. Stay at a Hotel in a Remote Place
Social distance at a hotel. Check around to examine cleaning procedures and what amenities are available and avoid certain hotspots, like hotel bars. If it’s just a change of scenery you want (without having to do a ton of laundry), this may be just the ticket for you.
9. Find an Uncrowded Outdoor Pool
As long as they aren’t crowded, outdoor pools may be a safe option due to their use of chlorine in the water—something the beach doesn’t have. Be sure to bring your own towels, sunscreen, goggles, pool toys, flotation devices and anything else you may need.
10. Go on a Social Distancing Road Trip
Pack everyone in the car (if you already live with them, that is) and hit the road together. As long as you’re maintaining a safe social distance from others, feel free to take photos in front of any tourist landmarks you find, but keep masks on as long as you’re outside the car—and try to limit rest stop use (and when you do make a pit stop, make sure no one touches anything more than absolutely necessary).
How do you vacation and still remain safe?
Written by lala