Fall is here with the welcoming holiday celebrations of winter nearby. The winter season usually encourages many of us to take a break from the daily grind. The pandemic is not behind us yet but the desire to travel is still there. If you are planning to travel, here are 5 vacation ideas to consider while preparing for your trip during the pandemic.
1. Covid Friendly Hotels
Most hotels now have Covid disclosures letting guests know what types of Covid policies and features they have in place. These include stringent cleaning protocols, social distancing, contact-free transactions such as virtual check-in and out, digital keys, spaced out or limited dining, and more.
2. Private Vacation Rentals
Experts and doctors agree that private vacation homes limit person-to-person interactions which make them likely safer than hotels. There are many available private rentals through platforms such as VRBO and Airbnb.
3. Road Trips
Having your own vehicle provides the most flexibility and limits the most exposure compared to planes, trains, and other mass transit. This flexibility allows you to hop back in the car and drive home or get help should you feel sick.
4. Camp Somewhere Remote
The pandemic has made it even more popular to explore all camping options. There are many ways to be comfortable in warm and cold weather. Go ahead and pack your gear and pitch a tent or book a home on wheels. This method brings you right to nature while giving you more control over your environment. Tip: This is a good time to explore outdoor locations that are less often visited. For example, sites like Yosemite are overcrowded and space is limited.
5. Book through a Travel Agency
Reduce stress by accessing the expertise of travel agents. These seasoned professionals have spent years in the business with knowledge and access to vet viable locations that have flexible policies, are covid-friendly, and have available amenities. Another option is to travel with a small group of friends and/or family. Travel agents can also help with prearranged small group tours.
BONUS: Lake Tahoe is the ultimate vacation spot. Below is a list of the best hotels recommended by Business Insider with COVID-19 safety policies noted where available.
It is important to note that the level of Covid prevention also depends on the individual to take proper protective measures like wearing a mask, distancing, and disinfecting. Remember to bring important readily accessible documents such as your ID, passport, and vaccination card. Vacation safely and if the Lake Tahoe region is part of your plans, reach out to me! You may discover that the Lake could be your home-away-from home. I can help you find your permanent vacation property.
There is a new re-development project coming to our region very soon, stay tuned! We will have the details in the next few months.