The impact of an epidemic will clearly affect everything around you, including the world economy and also the travel industry at large. So, what do you do when a sudden pandemic disrupts your vacation or travel plans? Does the rise of an epidemic stop you from getting the getaway you want or deserve? Well, there’s still hope in getting that quiet comfort, and solitude that one week away or a weekend trip can afford you. Here are travel ideas you can try and enjoy even in a pandemic.
Travel to a private vacation home of your choice
A secluded vacation home is a great choice to make when travelling in a pandemic since you are required to practice social distancing from others to be safe. You get to be alone, that is if you are going solo or be alone with your family in the location you choose. There are several choices you can make from the kind of scenery to the type of facilities and services you will enjoy. You can choose from a vacation home with a forest view, mountain view, beach or sea view, and more. Just ensure you research well to avoid making mistakes when picking a vacation home.
Go on a camping trip to a destination of your choice
A pandemic may halt many activities, but outdoor camping will still be an available option to try. In a scenario where a ban is placed on the airline industry, you can always pick a destination you can drive to and camp for days. This choice will require you to plan and prepare for a camping trip thoroughly. You will need to cross-check on the equipment and supplies you will need for it.
Also, confirm whether what you already have is in good shape or need to get new ones. If it is your first time, then read and research on all you need to know about outdoor camping. You can buy and find all the camping equipment you will need from outdoorcommand.com. Pick a suitable camping spot and destination you will enjoy, whether in a forest or mountainous area. Try outdoor camping to reduce stress, calm your senses, and improve your mood.
Take a road trip with family or friends
Another good option for travelling is to go on a road trip with family or a few friends for some days. You can rent a car or a van with enough space for everyone to sit and move about comfortably. Ensure you have enough gas, money, and other supplies you will need while on the road. Plan your routes and trip activities ahead of time, have your map and GPS with you during the journey.
If you plan to spend some nights resting in hotels on the way, ensure you make bookings in advance to avoid being stranded when you want to stop and get some sleep and rest. Again, ensure you get information on the rules of the communities you will be passing through and conform to them. Stop to get rest when you are tired, and also avoid drinking while driving. The road trip will allow bonding and fun times between you and the company you travel with.
Book a luxury hotel
A luxury hotel with excellent surroundings and scenery could be your next vacation trip destination. Even though it might be easy to get carried away by the pictures and photos you see, try to resist the urge. Instead, look up hotels you will be possibly interested in on the internet, read the customer reviews and feedback about them before making your decision.
You can go ahead of time to see for yourself or ask friends and family who have been there before. Again you can ask your friends’ opinions about where to go based on their personal experience and recommendations. More importantly, be sure to check for the level of security, right hygienic conditions, amenities, and meals the hotels provide.
Go on a hiking or backpacking trip
A hiking trip is another idea for travelling during a pandemic. Are you an athletic person who enjoys hiking or backpacking? During an epidemic where there are just a few choices, give yourself a vacation by going on a hiking trip. In a secluded area in the mountains, you will be free and disconnected from the ongoing issues. The time you spend outside will improve your mental health and reduce stress.
Bonus: Set Sail to a Secluded Island
If you are an avid sailor, your option is to go on a busy sea and enjoy the calm atmosphere. The sea will allow you to relax and for your mind to wander as you enjoy the scenery and the waves. An excellent location to choose is a secluded private island where you can relax and still be safe from disease carriers. It will take some time before this idea works well with so many options available, but it will be worth all the efforts it took once you settle in.
- Do these things before you set sail:
- Get your boat checked and maintained to avoid accidents while you’re out on the water.
- Update the boat lights if you’re sailing all night long. Add more lighting features to improve safety and functionality.
- Make sure to pack everything you need for your sailing adventure.
- Inform a trusted family member or friend where you are going and your location at all times.
Your safety is the top priority, so follow sailing protocols and guidelines when you’re out on the waters.
Regardless of a pandemic, be sure to take a vacation when you need it to regroup and rejuvenate your physical, spiritual, and mental balance. Whatever decision you go with, ensure you research well before picking any location.