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How to Plan a Family Vacation During the Pandemic

Written by: Rayanne Morris

The current pandemic has created new and sometimes uncomfortable measures that everyone is trying to adhere to. Masks and social-distancing have been the order of the day. But recently, states have gradually been opening up the economy. This is a huge relief to those who have been craving for an away-from-home family vacation. Though it is now possible to travel in some states, travelers need to uphold high COVID-19-safety standards. But the good news is that you can plan and enjoy a vacation with your family during the pandemic. Read on to see how.

Be Aware of Rules and Restrictions

Not all recreation venues are open. Some states have closed down the places as a way of controlling the spread of Coronavirus. Before heading to a state/venue, check out the local restrictions of the state. This will save you a lot of trouble and disappointment if some activities or places are temporarily closed.

Avoiding ‘Unnecessary Chaos’

You don’t want to spend all of your family’s vacation time sitting inside a hotel room. Small children can get fussy and this will cause stress in your family. Your vacation should be an enjoyable experience for everyone or else you might as well stay home. This is where learning the latest rules and restrictions of the state you want to head to come in handy.

Getting Set

Ensure you comply with the set COVID-19 mitigation measures. Plan and ensure you have a health care package set. This could include hand sanitizers (though the airlines may have them, it’s a plus if you have your own). What’s more, check if your children’s masks are in the right state. Most importantly, have all of the COVID-19-safety measures in mind as you choose the right airline for you and your family.

Packing the Right Stuff

Due to restrictions, in some states, you may not be able to enjoy in-rest food sales. In such states, you see that bringing packed food will help you cut down on stops and exposure. To prevent such occurrences, it’s crucial to do a state’s-law checkup before planning for your family vacation.

Be Extra Wary When You Fly

There are myriads of high-risk environments for the spread of the coronavirus. And interestingly, airplanes create such situations. You might say, “Airplanes are relatively uncrowded. How can they be one of the high-risk environs?”. But here is the thing. Every airline won’t space its passengers throughout the plane. So, in such cases, it might be quite challenging and impossible to achieve social distancing.

Traveling from Home to the Airlines

You might decide to rent a car to take you from your home to the airlines. As such, you need to be extra cautious of the vehicle you rent. As such, call the car-renters ahead of time and find out about their car-disinfection procedure. Then go for the car-renters that offer high COVID-19- safety standards.

Playing it Safe

Generally, there are less risky places for the spread of the coronavirus such as the outdoors. As such, researching vacation venues that do not have a lot of people around will go a long way in ensuring that your family is safe from the pandemic. You might consider four wheeling, fishing, hiking, or camping in California or your particular locale. The key is to do your due diligence by selecting a low-risk vacation destination for your family to enjoy and relax.

Pursue Low-risk Vacation Venues

When it comes to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, playing safe is your best bet. That’s why you should go to less crowded vacation venues. Or have environments that allow proper social distancing. What’s more, venues that allow activities that involve less contact with people are far much better.

Buying Foods and Drinks

Some states have allowed restaurants to continue with their grind, it will be legal to buy some food and drinks from them. But here is the catch Some to these restaurants may be crowded, and worse, some may not adhere to the COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Wrapping it Up

Despite the presence of the pandemic, you can still have a fun, away-from-home family vacation. You just need to be careful of the venues you head to. If you implement the hands-on family vacation tips discussed in this article, you will have an enjoyable and safe family vacation.

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