Despite the fact we are in a pandemic, the desire and need to travel still exist. I know I am itching to get out of town and go almost anywhere really. When you do take off to those destinations, there are things you want to do before, during and after in order to protect your self and stay out of trouble.
Before you go
Make sure you are aware of the rules and regulations from not only the vendors you are using to get to your destination but your destination.
These are important because the last thing you want to do is visit a destination and have to turn around.
Make sure you know the rules on cancellation for hotel and air reservations. Most hotels and airlines have modified their cancellation policies but they may not include a refund rather a credit. I was looking at flights recently on American Airlines. A once non refundable fare was still non refundable but had no fee for changing dates.
As an agent, I can help guide you through these hoops.
Remember the items we use at home to take with you feel the need. This might include:
Taking a Road Trip?
My parents recently went on a road trip and did something I really had not thought of until now. Probably one of the activities people do the most on the road is eat. If you do not feel comfortable stopping in restaurants, simply pack some food in a cooler and then stops at a rest stop for the restroom can be a great time to enjoy lunch outside. Most stops have a picnic area close to the parking.
Now of course you might have that restaurant you have been dying to try or just simply want to sit down and enjoy a nice meal. Call a head and make sure the dining room is open and what if any rules they have. Using apps like IExit will tell you what is on each exit on the interstate.
I am confident we will get through this and all of these tips will become obsolete but for now, this is what we need to do if we want to travel.
I have a passion for travel and believe travel is about experiences. Experiences create memories and are the stories we tell to friends and family - even with a little fudging on the facts.