Travel in “The New Normal”
As we ease ourselves out of lockdown, and the world and all of it’s adventures becomes available to us again, the prospect of travel is becoming less of a distant dream, and more of a hopeful reality.
Whilst we are very much still in the midst of a pandemic though, the new normal must of course extend to our holidays, and so we’ve put together some tips for travelling while staying safe.
Try a Staycation
If the idea of flying doesn’t appeal to you right now, use this time to explore the holiday spots you’ve been coveting closer to home!
Stay (and Shop) Small
This is the perfect time to explore small boutique hotels and holiday lets – smaller-sized accommodation means less exposure to people and more ease in distancing safely. Airbnb is our go-to for homes away from home, or Mr & Mrs Smith for smaller hotel stays!
Staying in places like these not only mean you are more in control of your health, but you will also be supporting small businesses and individuals in a difficult time.
Ask About Cleaning
Reputable hotels and home stays are now re-evaluating their cleaning methods if necessary. Look out for those who have employed cleaning specialists who are experts in anti-viral sanitation – these should give you the peace of mind you need to relax while away!
Get Out into Nature
Many of the usual pubs, restaurants, museums and attractions might still be closed or offering limited access, but there are so many natural beauty spots to explore, and these are a great place to start! Shopping nearby for picnic treats and settling in the great outdoors makes for easier distancing and a chance to discover places you might not usually gravitate to.
Take a Cleansing Kit
Packing a cleaning kit wherever you go will offer you a little extra security. Antibacterial spray and wipes, cleaning cloths, hand gel, masks and gloves will fit nicely into your suitcase to use wherever you might need them.
Check the Cancellation Policy
With lockdown rules changing constantly, many hotels and homestays are updating their cancellation policies, but make sure that you book with someone who offers at least 72 hours cancellation.