Over the past couple of years, travel has been off the cards for many of us. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic completely changed the way that the world works, with governments in the majority of countries implementing strict social distancing and social isolation measures and guidelines. Of course, this has been essential when it comes to minimising and slowing the spread of the virus – and ultimately saving lives. However, these measures have also seen international travel and even domestic travel removed from our options when it comes to thing to do. If you had any sort of trip booked, chances are, it was cancelled. However, now that vaccines are being rolled out across the world, many of us are turning our minds back to life as usual and are planning on heading away sometime soon! So, now is a great time to start planning your big post-pandemic trip! Here are some suggestions to get the ball rolling!
Camping may not be the usual trip that’s first on your to-do list when it comes to getting away, but it can be a great option for those who are still testing the waters of heading outdoors and who want to keep things safe and more isolated than social. Camping is a great way to get out and spend some time in nature without necessarily having to get into too close contact with anyone else. You can simply pack your bags, drive to a campsite or local beauty spot and set up your tent. You don’t need to mingle and can enjoy your time with the person or people you’re travelling with. You don’t need too much for camping, and what you do invest in, you can use time and time again. There’s also plenty of things to do when camping, ranging from hiking to swimming and much more.
Those of us in colder and wetter countries are really craving some sun, sea and sand right now. So, you may be interested in international travel. Of course, this will be an option soon. But for now, it’s best to plan these trips without actually booking anything. Many countries aren’t able to access as many vaccines as others and their vaccine rollouts are taking more time. Many governments are also advising against international travel for now and we can’t be sure when these rules will change. Rather than booking, now is a good time to do some research. Find countries you’re interested in visiting, figure out how much it will cost to go there and start saving. Plan days out. Plan out trips. By the time you know exactly what you want to do, chances are travel will be available to book again!
These are just a couple of suggestions, but hopefully, they highlight a couple of different ways of going about planning your upcoming trips! Sure, travel may not be quite back to usual yet, but for now, the above information can help you to get excited about getting away again!