The past year has been a bit of a crazy one. Many of us haven’t been anywhere actually. Vacations and family trips were all cancelled as the world closed down. Then followed months of restrictions of some kind, and the virus is still killing people. This has led to a real case of wanderlust for me and fantasies. Wondering just when we can plan our next trips? We’ve all been experiencing the world virtually a lot this year, but I think planning a vacation for the future is a good thing. It keeps you looking ahead and dreaming. Many of you may already have a place you had already scheduled and cancelled. If you want to plan something new, think in terms of locations and environment. I’ve known skiers who traveled each winter to Colorado for the slopes. Others who longed for beachs. Whatever environment you choose, you can still get ready for the future trips. Need new equipment like skis or skates? If you crave exotic beaches, you can shop online for new swimwear or snorkeling gear. You might start aiming for your beach body with something such as steel pre workout. Here are some top tips for choosing your first post-Covid vacation.
Where in the world you want to go
The world is your oyster! Why not make a list of all the different places that you would like to go and then you can take it from there. Think about your budget, what you want to get from the vacation and how far away you want to go. It could be that you want to stay relatively local, or maybe you want to do that once in a lifetime trip all the way across the world? The Covid-19 virus affects countries differently. Check with the The US State Department on their travel page. Pre-pandemic, their travel page listed medical and political problems in certain areas of the world. Now they have complete information regarding travel restrictions for the U.S.
The sort of vacation you want
Are you looking for a romantic escape for you and your other half? Or do you want something that is family friendly? Perhaps you want an adventure holiday, or somewhere that you can just chill and enjoy the beach. No matter what you are after, it is important you look up the area and what there is to do before you go to avoid any disappointment.
What accommodation you will stay in
Think about if you want to stay in a hotel that is all inclusive, or if you want to stay somewhere that you can cater yourself. It could be in a post-Covid world you feel safer in your own rented house or cottage, so be sure to take this into consideration before you book anywhere. Check the safety protocols hotels will have in place too to see if they offer regular cleaning and health and safety checks.
These are just a few of the main things that you are going to need to think about and it is never too early to be prepared. My first trip I will be traveling north to visit family, and hopefully they will travel south to visit me. That is really my fantasy. Vacation besides my family? I’d be very happy to get together with old friends down in South Florida where I lived for several decades. Yes, a trip to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is my fantasy. What is your first place to visit once the pandemic is over? Will it be a luxury beach resort for two? A family trip to a theme park? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
This is a collaborative post, but all opinions are my own. Photos via Pixabay
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