Yes, we all miss freely taking vacations and exploring new destinations, or simply just relaxing on a getaway. But don’t allow the pandemic to fully stop you from having your travel experience. Read further for the details.
Now and then, something happens that changes the way we live our lives. Maybe it is a new relationship, a career change, or the change of seasons. In the case of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has thoroughly changed the way life happens.
This is especially true when it comes to traveling. Think about it – can you remember a time when travel had such a wide array of worldwide restrictions? Whether it is requiring travelers to quarantine before or after visits – or not being allowed access at all – we are for sure in unprecedented territory.
When it comes to traveling and gaining a fulfilling experience, for many, it just isn’t happening. Canceled plans out of fear or dealing with all the hassle that comes with it has many people just not feeling fulfilled.
Lift your chin up. This, too, shall pass. It’s temporary. And, believe it or not, there is a way to gain a fulfilling travel experience during this pandemic. Let us show you how.
Safety Tips for Pandemic Travel
First and foremost, when you travel during a worldwide health pandemic, you want to take safety into serious consideration. By now you know just how important wearing a mask and handwashing are. But is there more you can do to keep yourself safe as you travel? Absolutely.
Check out these safety tips:
- Chose your travel method wisely. Many cruise ships are still docked – and are breeding grounds for germs. Buses and trains are still in operation, but both require an extended amount of time surrounded by many strangers. The best option is air travel. This is a quick trip from one point to the next – especially if you take additional precautions or choose to fly private.
- Stay in a hotel that has a strict sanitizing policy. However, do your part by wiping down surfaces, opening windows to temporary increase ventilation, and so forth.
- Avoid eating in restaurants. No matter where you go, stick to either ordering takeout, cooking yourself (if your accommodation allows), or eat in outdoor spaces.
- Keep your guard up. Just because you are traveling doesn’t mean the danger ceases.
- With everything you do, do it safely. You want to experience a destination, but you can still be wise about your choices. In other words, instead of spending time at a crowded bar, opt for a low-key outdoor lounge. Or, instead of visiting an indoor performance, go for a hike or explore the scenery.
- Most importantly, assess yourself. How are you feeling? Have you been around anyone who has been diagnosed with the virus? Do you suffer from any pre-existing conditions that could increase your risk? Do your part and stay home if you feel ill or know that you have come in contact with someone who has the virus. Otherwise, you are the one who knows your body best, so make your plans accordingly.
Travel for Wellbeing During This Time
It’s been a rough year, hasn’t it? You have been through so much – and you deserve to go on a vacation or a short weekend getaway. To make it as fulfilling as possible, consider opting for travel that encompasses your wellbeing rather than travel that lets you sightsee, for example.
Travel for wellbeing means that you are allowing yourself to do what you love – travel – while also take in some experiences that will help your body, mind, and spirit heal after all you’ve been going through. Whether you believe it or not, this pandemic has placed a heavy weight on your shoulders that you’ve been carrying around. It’s time to let it go.
Choose a destination that will allow you to get out and experience something you love that will be healing. For instance, go hiking, visit a spa, sign up for a meditation retreat, learn new cooking skills, work side by side with locals in a community garden, and so on. You are doing something that benefits your entire well-being so that, when your vacation is over, you feel much better than when you started.
The goal of wellness travel is to feel good. Sometimes traveling to visit family, following strict sightseeing itineraries, or traveling with no plan at all, can leave you feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation! That’s the opposite of what time away is supposed to give you.
With so many travel restrictions, you may be wondering where you can even go. Well, certain countries, such as Canada, are closed to U.S. citizens.
However, there are other places you can visit:
Of course, many states throughout the U.S. are open without restrictions. Though, things can change in an instant so be sure to double-check the requirements and/or restrictions of your destination before you head out.
Relax in a Private Jet
Above, we briefly talked about how air travel is likely your safest mode of transportation during this pandemic. A private jet, however, is – by far – the safest choice. See, a chartered jet has you for a passenger – not you and 200 other individuals. Without doing any math or scientific research, it is easy to see the great decrease in risk you would face, isn’t it?
On a private jet, you would…
- Come in contact with fewer individuals, decreasing your chance of encountering someone with a positive case for COVID-19.
- Boost your overall sense of well-being with the pleasant experience you receive flying private rather than commercial.
- Feel more fulfilled upon arriving back home due to not having to end your trip with a chaotic travel experience. Flying private is a luxurious and enjoyable experience. In times of a pandemic, it can be both relaxing for your mind and your body.
When you book your vacation, remind yourself that you are taking a trip to get a break from the everyday. Your vacation can start the moment you step foot onto your private jet charter.
Have Your Travel Experience
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken away many things in our lives, leaving us wanting time away that finally leaves us feeling well and fulfilled. Choosing the right destination, the right itinerary, and the right method of travel (thank you, private jets), you can get away and feel good about it all at the same time.