By Danny Machowsky
The COVID pandemic changed lives dramatically, and a lot of changes are here to stay. Things are different at home, work, schools, and shopping malls. Travel will also not be the same, even as the country seems to be in a better place after the vaccine rollouts. You can plan a trip this summer, but not without precautions. But it doesn’t mean you cannot have a good time when you are there. You can make it the best trip ever, provided you take the right approach. Here are some tips that can help.
Choose your destination wisely
The summer of 2021 is a great time to hit the road and travel to nearby destinations. Although you can consider going long distances now, international travel is fraught with risk. There are restrictions as the virus is still at large in some countries. Additionally, you will have to go through more formalities such as a health passport and quarantine on landing. Moreover, air travel isn’t a great idea because transmission rates are high in flights. Even as you travel locally, pick your destination wisely after researching the status of infections in the area.
Once you decide the destination, look for a safe accommodation with thorough research online. Check the options and go through the safety and hygiene measures they have in place. Book only if you are sure because safety should be your top concern. Staying at a vacation rental is a good idea if you want to steer clear of the crowded lobbies and packed lifts. They aren’t crowded and offer all the privacy you want. You can even cook for yourself and avoid eating out. Wherever you book, ensure they have a flexible cancellation policy.
Make it a de-stress break
You’ve probably experienced the most stressful time of your life in the last year, so relaxation should be on top of your mind. Make your summer trip a “de-stress break” this year. Unplug from work and plan a cannabis tour. Stock up on your supplies and explore unique bongs online. Buy a portable one that fits inside your luggage snugly. Do check the local regulations and choose a 420-friendly accommodation. You are all set for the best holiday of your life!
Follow the wellness trend
Wellness travel is the hottest trend in the summer of 2021, as health is on top of everyone’s bucket list. If you have a “de-stress break” on the cards, you are already on a wellness trip. But there are more options you can try to make the holiday extra-special. Plan an outdoor tour as it is safer than conventional hotel stays. It promises a healthy change after being cooped indoors for more than a year. Travel to a cannabis-friendly spa resort where you can meditate and explore other healing therapies.
Summer travel in 2021 needs good thinking and planning, but a little effort can make it the best ever. Just make sure that you aren’t complacent about the virus and focus on being safe. Relax and hit the road!
Author Bio: Danny Machowsky is a full-time traveller and a part-time consultant. She’s been running across borders in her 2009 Chevy, since 2018. Her travel ideas and content has garnered her a massive reader base.