March 22, 2021 2 min to read
A simple guide to road tripping during the pandemic
Coronavirus has been here for a while now and its time we all learnt ways to keep ourselves safe and continue with our daily lives. The pandemic fatigue is real. Plus, staying home for so long can be very boring, to say the least.
Therefore, if you are thinking about taking a vacation or visiting your folks, then don’t be afraid to do so because it is possible to take a road trip and still stay away from the deadly virus.
While driving to your destination may also pose some challenges, if you take all the precaution measures, then you will be safe. To protect yourself and others, please don’t take anything into chance.
Don’t assume that where you are going or the things you are touching are virus-free. Doing so will expose you to greater risk.
Don’t be scared though, if you are considering a road trip whether alone or with a group of friends or family members, this post shares awesome information to help you keep safe as you enjoy your road trip during these abnormal times.
Read on and keep yourself safe as you hit the road.
Things to observe when taking a road trip during the pandemic
Although the scenery is the same, current road trips are not similar to the ones you did before the pandemic. These days, road trips require more planning and patience in order to protect yourself and others.
In that regards, if you are taking a road trip, then make sure you observe these rules even if your trip is taking just a few hours. It’s the only way you can reach your destination safely.
Plan your trip
While initially it was super fun to just wake up one day and decide to go on a road trip, in this pandemic era, such a decision can ruin your plans.
These days, some destinations have set rules to combat the spread of the virus and you will not be allowed in if you don’t meet the criteria. To avoid such disappointments, do your research before embarking on your journey.
You also need to check with your hotel if you are planning to spend the night. Don’t go with the assumption that you will still get accommodation even at the last minute.
Apart from facilities being closed during the pandemic, due to social distancing, most hotels have reduced their occupancy by half the number. This means it’s more difficult to get accommodation if you had not made reservations on time.
However, if this skipped your mind and you have only a day or two left, then bring a tent for the emergency shelter just in case. In fact, bringing along a tent even when you have already booked your hotel can be a lifesaver.
Remember these are abnormal times and a lot of things can happen. For instance, if your hotel closes unexpectedly or you run out of gas, what will you do?
Even though most national parks are not accepting campground reservations yet, with a tent you can camp almost anywhere as long as your safety is…
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