Who else is ready to travel again? After months of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, states are beginning to open back up which means many are ready to satisfy their pent-up wanderlust. As we officially kick off summer 2020 and travel season, here are a few things you need to know before you hit the road safely.
It’s Not Business as Usual
The reality is, traveling is not going to be the same during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it was before. As a traveler during this time period, you’ll need to be prepared with the right information and “stuff.” Here are a few suggestions:
Face Mask: This may seem obvious, but remember every county and state is under different guidelines right now. The current CDC recommendation is to wear a cloth face covering while out in public. Looking for something fashionable and cool? Try some of these options on Etsy (and support small businesses at the same time).
Sanitize Your Hotel Room: Be sure to pack some disinfecting wipes and some disposable gloves to not only sanitize your airplane seat but wipe down your hotel room when you arrive. It can’t hurt to hit those frequently touched surfaces such as the door handle, remote, phone, doorknobs, and bathroom faucet once you arrive in your room.
BYOTM: If you aren’t comfortable drinking out of cups provided, bring your own travel mug with you. This is the best way to ensure you are the only one that has used it. It’s also a good idea to pack your own snacks from home—you can even get your own reusable snack bag, straw, or silverware pouch. Not only will you be safer during your trip, but you’ll also save some money too.
Get This Gadget: A Phone Sanitizer: Probably one of the biggest germ zones is your phone. But it’s easy to keep it germ-free while traveling with a travel phone sanitizer. Not only does it clean your phone in just six minutes, but it also charges it.
Now that you are prepared, where should you go? From a cross-country road trip to tropical escapes to Bermuda, it’s time to stop dreaming of beautiful experiences from your living room and pack those bags—safely of course.