Cried over cancelled holidays? Sick of staring at the TV? Just can’t wait to leave the house let along the country? Then I have an activity for you! Here are my top 5 tips to plan your next trip.
Even during a pandemic, planning a vacation can make us happy – even happier than a Monday morning Amazon delivery!
I’m calling it the Plandemic.
Plan Your Trip
Looking ahead to your next adventure can be good for your mental health, even if you don’t know when that adventure might be. Excitement flutters through us when we imagine it, think about it and talk about it!
Check out my 5 tips to plan your trip below for some of the things you should be thinking about.
Plan where and what
As the future of post-pandemic travel is unmapped, perhaps for now we need to just decide where to go and what to do, without getting attached to when to go. Only when the virus has simmered down should we start booking flights and hotels. As soon as planning starts getting stressful or depressing, then it’s time to stick a pin in it and come back to the idea.
Use a travel agency
They’ll help ease the stress and plan your trip for you if the pandemic strikes back. They’ll contact airlines when flights are cancelled or pushed back, keep in touch with your hotel and give you travel information you might not have known if you booked yourself online.
Top 10 trips
Find the top 10 things to do at your destination on a trip advisor. Researching could give you some inspiration for your own top 10. Alternatively, some places may be over crowded, so check if private tours are available or go at a less-popular time.
Check if the touristic activities you want to do are actually running before you book them. Most will be as they need need to bring the money back into the area but it’s worth triple checking. I’d hate for you to go all the way there to try out something in particular and it be cancelled. If you book through an on-site representative, they can advise you on the best times and prices on the market. Also, these popular excursions may be crowded with holidaymakers not wearing their face coverings. You’ll need to decide if you want to put yourself in that risky situation. Check out my post on activities, excursions and live entertainment for more information on what’s available at resorts!
2 week consequence
While you’re planning your destination and itinerary – don’t forget to plan your time when you get back. Will you have to self isolate for 2 weeks? If you do, can you work from home? Will you have to cancel plans on your return? Guidelines are changing without notice, so check if you’ll have to self-isolate on your return and keep an eye out while you’re away.
So get excited and start planning your next adventure. If lockdown’s getting you down, planning is sure to lift your spirits. Start dreaming – this won’t last forever!
I have a MUCH more in-depth guide for planning your trip during a pandemic – and better yet – it’s FREE. Just enter your details here and it’ll arrive into your email inbox. You’ll find 16 tips and loads of important links, including getting your coronavirus test and what to do if you fall ill abroad!