After self-quarantining and social distancing for months, it’s understandable that you are eager to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. That means traveling to find fun. But how do you travel safely in a post-pandemic world? To make it easy, StorQuest has put together a list of considerations to help keep you safe as you venture out.
Basic Safety Is a Good Start
Some guidelines are evergreen. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Cover your coughs and sneezes and wear a mask when you are in spaces where social distancing is hard. These are basic steps you can follow regardless of the situation – not only to protect yourself but to show respect for everyone.
Research Where You’re Going
It’s always good to do your research when it comes to travel. Now, that also means understanding the rules and suggestions of the place you are visiting. How do their precautions differ from your home state or hometown? Are you traveling by car or air and does this impact how you adventure when you arrive? The same is true when you return home. It may seem like a lot of extra effort, but you can find everything online. The more knowledge you have, the fewer surprises you’ll run into on the way – making it easier to have a good time.
Plan Your Route
If you’re a seasoned adventurer, planning your route is probably already part of your routine. Listing your steps can help you ensure you practice good social distancing. Plus, strategically planning your route maximizes the time you have to do the things you’re leaving your home to do in the first place.
Bring Everything You Need (And Then Some)
If you’re planning on traveling for an extended period of time, packing everything you need is essential. Food, water, toiletries, phone, phone chargers, and gear – bring everything so your focus is enjoying yourself and the experience.
Consider Your Mode of Travel
According to the CDC, most viruses do not easily spread on flights due to the way air is filtered and circulated on airplanes. But flying requires time in airport security lines and sitting next to people you don’t know. Think about taking a road trip. Who knows what adventure is waiting to be explored by simply driving to your destination.
Stay Safe. Stay Awesome.
We are all still adjusting to these ever-changing circumstances – and that’s OK. We can still have some cool adventures along the way. Check out our blog for more travel, storage, and health tips that help make life a little more awesome.