2020 has put a solid halt on most of our travel plans for the year. The establishment of a worldwide pandemic back in March has changed the way that the majority of us live. For months, we spent all of our time indoors within the confines of our own homes. As restrictions are being lifted, we’re still unable to do many of the things that we’d usually do, like going to the theatre, catching a film in the cinema, or heading to a busy bar or nightclub. One area that has been impacted more than most is travel. If you had a trip planned this year, chances are it’s been cancelled, or you would have to isolate and quarantine for the entire duration of your getaway once you arrived at your destination. But this doesn’t mean that travel will be cancelled forever. Instead, you should consider planning your next big adventure now! This is an ideal time to gather ideas together, as you don’t have the pressure of actually booking and can dedicate time to truly researching areas, coming up with itineraries, budgeting and saving enough to ultimately go away when we’re all able to travel freely again. Here are a few ideas that you might want to consider when planning your post-pandemic adventure!
A Beach Holiday
Now, beach holidays may well be the most commonly taken form of holiday, and many of us may have grown a little tired of beach holidays and strayed away from them pre-pandemic. But now, since we’ve been deprived of them, many of us are craving a return to the sun, sea, and sand. Plus, 2020 has been an extremely stressful year. A beach holiday poses the perfect opportunity for you to let your hair down and relax. Whether you opt for an all-inclusive resort with its own pool or a rented apartment near the beach in a more local area, this could be the perfect break for you! There are all sorts of destinations to consider, from lower cost to more luxuries. Of course, the ultimate beach holidays tend to lie in the Caribbean. Destinations like the Bahamas Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, and more can all prove perfect!
A City Break
Alternatively, if beach holidays aren’t your thing, you might want to consider a city break. City breaks introduce you to different cultures and tend to be packed with fun activities. While these activities may be off right now, you’re bound to be rearing to get to them once restrictions have been lifted. You can do things like:
- Major tourist attractions
- Fine dining
Just make sure to pack some comfortable shoes, as city breaks always seem to entail a lot of walking as you take in local architecture and get from one spot to another. Some of the most popular city break destinations include:
- New York
A Road Trip
Another fun form of travel is the road trip. Realistically, this may be the first form of travel that opens back up to us post-pandemic. Road trips had dropped in popularity over the years, with flights being faster and sometimes more cost-effective. But with flights across the world frequently being cancelled, and inevitably entailing close proximity to others, travelling independently in your own car can prove much more desirable. Plus, with a road trip, you can stay closer to your local area, avoiding contact with places that have higher rates of the virus. Now, planning a road trip can be a little complex. But once you’ve decided on a destination and a route, things become a whole lot simpler. The key to a successful road trip is to make sure to choose the right person to travel with. Remember that you’ll be spending a whole lot of time with this person. It can be a great bonding experience as long as you get on well, but you don’t want someone who is going to rub you up the wrong way for the whole trip. While a road trip alone may sound appealing and liberating, having company is a much safer option. You can share driving responsibilities, you’ll have someone to check you’re sufficiently alert while driving and you have company and support if your vehicle breaks down, you get lost or any other potential issues.
These, of course, are just a few different types of adventure you could consider. But each is extremely popular in its own right. Do your research, deem which is best for you and your needs and preferences and you should be good to go! Plan thoroughly and everything should pan out seamlessly!
*Post contributed by peer travel enthusiast from the U.K., Betty Smith*