Traveling may have been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but after almost 7 months, some places are slowly opening up their doors and tourism activities and are easing up into the new normal.
The traveling landscape may vary greatly from what we are used to, but with enthusiasm, renewed wonder, and sound practices on health and hygiene, there is no way we cannot nail this new way of traveling in the new normal.
Here are top travel must-haves in this challenging times:
Secure your Health Documents ~ since restrictions and quarantines are still in place in a number of areas, it is best to keep all your health clearance and records handy when you travel so you can easily show them to airport security or other travel authorities. While you are at it, you might also want to consider including your medical, health, or “nofollow”Marine insurance ID’s and papers at the ready.
Bring your own Personal Effects ~ for hygienic and safety purposes, it is highly recommended to bring your personal items like towels, slippers, utensils, and water bottles, especially during long travel when you would like to keep yourself hydrated. Bringing your own stuff will increase the chances of minimizing your exposure to the virus.
Going on a road trip is always exciting. It is a great way to relax, see a bit more of the world, and bond with your family and friends.
We may not be able to go to as many road trips as we can given the current conditions of our world, but it is always a good thing to look forward to the day when we can finally put the Covid-19 virus behind us and go back to our normal lives. And, here are a few travel tips to consider for when that time finally comes:
Tag Your Family or Friends Along
It pays to tag your family or your close friends along to keep you company on the road. Being with the people you value the most will make the experience more fun and ultimately worthwhile. For those on a budget, it will also mean having more people to chip in on food and lodging expenses so your road trip won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
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One of the exciting part of traveling is packing up for your journey. You must pack stuff depending on your destination and the time of your travel. Appropriate clothes and gear can make or break your trip so it is a must that you plan ahead when packing up those items for your travel.
Here are 5 top travel essentials that you ought to make sure you have got stowed on your backpack or luggage before you leave home:
This include passports, Visa, boarding passes, identification cards, and other travel documents. Your wallet, cash, and credit cards also constitutes your travel essentials, along with your mobile phone, charger, contacts and glasses, and prescription medicine. Make sure to stash this in your hand carry or somewhere you can easily retrieve them when the need arises.
Make sure to pack the appropriate clothes and do not forget to pack enough for the duration of your trip to save you a trip to the laundromat or a trip to the mall for an emergency clothes shopping. Depending on the season and your destination, make sure you pack enough tops and jeans, a jacket or windbreaker, a versatile scarf, a good number of underpants, as well as sleeping clothes, and enough pair of socks. If you are heading for the beach, make sure to throw in a couple of your bathing suits or rashguards. Continue reading
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Traveling increases your carbon footprint and may not go well with sustainable living. However, this should not stop you from doing what you love. After all, eco tourism is fast becoming a trend and more eco-conscious people are joining together to facilitate sustainable travel and tourism programs. This allows people to travel and explore the world with minimal impact on the environment.
According to National Geographic there are 3 pillars of sustainable tourism. These include ~ protecting cultural and natural heritage, employing environment-friendly practices, and providing tangible social and economic benefits for local communities. Here are a few tips and tricks on how you can travel without harming nature or adding up to current climate issues:
You consume less energy when you do local travel. That is why advocates of sustainable travel highly encourage this. Book a local hotel staycation or plan a weekend at the local park or museum. Or you can explore a trail nearby for an afternoon of family hike. You can even take the little ones to the local library to experience something new. Imagine the possibilities and the wonders you will discover as you explore local treasures and attractions. If traveling far cannot be avoided, though, New York Times suggests you opt for more sustainable destinations. Continue reading