Travel Is Back In Style In 2021
Updated: Aug 11, 2021
As COVID infections continue to decline, we are feeling better about venturing away from home. But just because things are starting to look up does not mean we can fully let our guard down. If you’re looking for ways to stay safe as you explore the world, the tips below from Xatric Limousine Service will help.
Before you travel anywhere, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have your gear gathered. This should include everything from a wired or wireless phone charger to an extra mask and sanitizing wipes. You might also want to pick up a UV light, which the FDA explains can render the virus inactive while it’s still in the air.
Technology is easier than ever to travel with, so also pack your tablet and phone and a wireless hotspot so you can keep up with the latest COVID updates. A power bank will also come in hand and keep you from touching public outlets to charge your devices. A few other essentials to pack for the road include your own ink pen, a reusable water bottle, hand sanitizer, and individual snacks.
How to Get There
If you’re only going a few hours away, driving is probably your safest option. That doesn’t mean that it is not safe to fly. All major airlines have enacted cleaning, sanitation, and social distancing protocols to ensure a safe flight. This is on top of pre-existing technology used by airlines to disinfect the air. Keep in mind that planes circulate air approximately every three minutes.
No matter how you choose to get to your destination, you still have to navigate while you’re there. If you’re a bit squeamish about public transportation, you can book our private car for up to four passengers. This will keep you from sharing the same air as people who may be infected, while also giving you
the best experience in your destination.
Most cities have gone to great lengths to keep their public transportation as safe as possible. However, if you’re coming from an area where car travel is the norm, you’ll likely be much more comfortable traveling via less crowded means.
Speaking of destinations, do you know where you want to go? It’s okay if you don’t, and you have plenty of options. The beach is an obvious first choice as it allows for fresh air and seamless social distancing. Further, as CNN points out, being outdoors is typically considered safer than being confined to an indoor space. Safety precautions by the water include staying six to 10 feet from other beachgoers and wearing a mask when you are in a cramped area, such as the elevator or restaurant waiting room.
When you are not a beach person, the mountains are the next great option. You can rent a private cabin in the mountains, which gives you an opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful locations in the US. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sierra Nevada, and the Olympic Mountains are just a few places recommended by Travel+Leisure.
You may still be wondering if it’s safe to visit the city. That depends on your willingness to follow local regulations and take measures to keep yourself protected. Start by avoiding travel to hotspots, which you can search for online using the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources Map. Next, always wear a mask when you are in a crowded area and ask your hotel or other rental accommodation what steps they are taking to keep you and your family safe.
Thankfully, travel is back — and not a moment too soon. Last year’s lockdowns took a toll on both the travel industry and most of our moods. But today, we know more about the virus and how to keep ourselves safe whether we are at home or on the go. So don’t be afraid to get out into the world because travel is back in style in 2021. Let Xatric Limousine Service take you places. Get a quote right here.