2020 has been a bad year for travel in general. Back in January, many of us had our breaks and getaways all planned out. Many of us were planning on jetting away overseas and enjoying some sun, sea and sand in far off locations. Chances are, by now, these plans have been cancelled. Many holiday providers, flight companies and other companies are no longer allowing these trips to go ahead due to travel restrictions that have been put in place as a result of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic. Many countries have closed or limited access across their borders. Many travel insurance providers will no longer offer policies that cover instances of sickness or plan cancellations that are a direct result of Covid. So, what can you do? Does this mean you simply can’t have a vacation this year? Well, the answer is no. Not if you’re willing to be a little flexible. Remember that a vacation doesn’t necessarily have to involve flights or leaving the country. Instead, you could consider a staycation, where you remain closer to home but still step outside of your day to day life and enjoy yourself. Here’s how you can plan the perfect trip.
Choose Where to Go and Who to Go With
The first step of your staycation planning should entail deciding where to go and who to go with. Now, both of these factors will largely depend on the rules and restrictions in place in your place of residence at the time you’re planning your trip. Generally, it’s best to keep up to date with these rules and regulations every day, as this will give you a good idea of whether your staycation can go ahead or not. Right now, many places are still allowing people to go out in their local vicinity. But just be aware that things could change going forward. Many people will plan their trip closer to the time rather than way off in the future, as none of us know how quickly things will change going forward. In terms of who you can go with, it’s generally best to stick with someone you live with or someone from your bubble.
Pack Your Essentials
Once you have an idea of what you’re doing you can start to get your essentials ready. If you’re going on a road trip, you can sort your vehicle out. If you’re going camping, you can get your tent out and make sure that it’s in good condition. The type of trip you’re planning will largely determine the essentials you need to take. But there are some things that everyone should pack for their staycation. These include:
As we’ve briefly highlighted, you may need to be more flexible than usual with your break. You may need to put it off for a while. You may need to change your daily itinerary if different places close. Just be flexible and open to alternative options to what you’d originally planned.
These are just a few pieces of information that could help you to get ready for the best staycation you’ve ever had! Don’t let the pandemic get in the way of your relaxation and recuperation time!
A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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