The travel world went a bit wonky for a while, but things are getting back to normal. People are heading by plane, train, boat, bus… two wheels, four wheels, and who knows maybe even more wheels across the globe once more. As such we thought it was time to share some updated travel tips, including covid and travel insurance with the mantra “hands, face, space” in mind.
- Visit during the shoulder seasons – This is the magic space between high seasons where prices are lower, but things are generally hotting up, cooling down, or drying out to near-ideal conditions for visiting. The other plus side is that there are far fewer people than you’d get during the peak times, making it easier to keep your distance and enjoy the vistas and attractions more safely.
- Consider a road trip and hire a camper – Van life was gaining popularity before travel got difficult, but now the idea of being in your own little road-trip bubble is more appealing than ever. Whether you plan to go off the beaten track and avoid people as much as possible or you plan to go check out some tourist hot-spots, having your own contained living space to take wherever you go is a big bonus! Check out our top tips for the ultimate road trip!
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- Plan a flexible itinerary – As we discovered during the past 18 months, things can change pretty quickly, so plan a flexible itinerary to give you options if restrictions suddenly come in. It could be as simple as having a bunch of hikes you’d like to do if attractions are shut, or if budget allows alternative destinations where things look a little more rosy.
- Choose outdoor activities and attractions – Rubbing shoulders indoors with a whole host of strangers that may have travelled from all over the globe may seem a little risky in the current climate, especially if you are travelling during high season. Advice is to keep your time in such spaces to a minimum, so choose a destination where outdoor activities and attractions are plentiful, or aim to keep your focus on sightseeing rather than visiting museums and galleries and the like.
- Dine Al Fresco – Even the coldest and wettest destinations are primed for folks that would rather keep their dining outside. All that fresh air and space is just the ticket for staying fit and healthy on your holiday!
Don’t forget these travel essentials:
- Reusable straws – that way you know exactly what’s touching your lips when you have a drink.
- Masks – the rules are always changing but take enough to last the whole of your holiday just in case.
- Hand sanitiser – no need to handle the same dispenser as everyone else whenever you walk through a door.
- Sanitising wipes – handy for wiping down touch-points when you arrive at your hotel or holiday apartment.
- Covid Travel Insurance – A new(ish) addition to our travel insurance policies that can help protect against the unexpected when it comes to Coronavirus and travel. Cover varies depending on policy type, so please refer to the information provided when you obtain an online quote.