Short-term travel plans may have a big question mark hanging over them; however, it is a great time to start planning your dream summer vacation. There are plenty of hotels and flight chains that are offering flexibility with reservations, guaranteeing your trip will happen; it’s just a question of when. Whether you are looking to stay local or travel abroad, there are plenty of ways to start making up for staying at home this past year.
If you are nervous about booking a distant travel destination, consider planning a staycation to stay local but still get out. Look into which hotel brands are handling the pandemic well to help you relax for the duration of your vacation. Next, take the time to plan out your schedule. This planning should include looking at which restaurants you want to make a reservation for and how early you need to book. Then make plans for activities to fill the day, such as museum visits, zoos, sporting activities or even picnics in a park. Staying local has never been more fun.
For those who are feeling a bit more adventurous but not ready to be abroad, consider booking a vacation in the US. The country is full of amazing locations waiting to be explored. From North Carolina beachfront rentals to sandstone arches in Utah to the cold starry nightscape of Alaska, the country offers a variety of locations to create adventures for everyone. If you are looking to go outdoors, consider buying a National Parks Pass to let you enjoy the beauty of the nation at your leisure. Alternatively, you can enjoy any of the many metropolitan centers across the country. Make the most of your time by getting in some extra research during the winter.
Whether you have been missing travel or ready to go abroad for the first time, now is the perfect time to book tickets for your dream destination vacation. Airlines are offering once-in-a-lifetime prices to help you get out into the world this coming summer. Start planning for that trip by looking at visa requirements and sites to help you book your hotel in the perfect spot. As your travel date gets closer, you can research if any unique festivals or events are happening. This is the perfect way to add some excitement to your first-international vacation of the year.
Wherever you go, travel safely and, most importantly, have fun!