Itching to get out of town this summer?
Summer traveling may look different this year but that doesn't mean you have to be stuck indoors. While it may not be advisable or safe to travel on a plane or public transportation, there are still ways you can take a summer road trip without the risk of spreading COVID-19. Check out our tips to plan your safe, fun summer adventure!
TIP 1: RENT AN RV
When you're trying to get out of town but want to avoid staying in an Airbnb or hotel, renting an RV is a great way to travel with the whole family! You never have to worry about where to stay or how safe the accommodations are. An added bonus? You can quarantine on the go!
If you don't own an RV, no fret, it's easy to rent one. There are several companies you can rent from. Check out RVshare to find RV rentals near you. If you do decide to rent, make sure the vehicle is properly sanitized before you start loading your gear. The CDC has recommendations on how to clean any living area including vehicles that may have been previously used.
TIP 2: STAY LOCAL
If renting an RV isn't your thing, you can always take a "local" road trip. If you're still trying to avoid staying the night in hotels or Airbnb's, check out public parks and beaches that are closer to home and make a day trip out of it. When it comes to beaches versus pools, experts suggest that beaches may be a safer option since it’s easier to maintain a 6-foot distance. According to the CDC, you can visit local parks, but be mindful of your distance to others and avoid children's playgrounds.
TIP 3: GO CAMPING
Planning a camping trip is a great way to spend your summer vacation. If your public camping sites are closed, try camping on private property. Hipcamp is a great site for connecting with people renting space on private land. You can find campsites, cabins, RV parks, and more! f a campground is out of the question, you can try day camping. Day camping allows you to enjoy all the splendor of the outdoors like hiking, swimming, and cooking over an open fire. When night falls, you just head back home to sleep!
When packing for your upcoming camping trip, make sure you've got all your necessary camping supplies. Not sure what to pack? Love The Outdoors put in all the work and created a handy camping checklist. Not sure what food to bring? To make food shopping a little easier, create a daily menu beforehand so you know exactly what to buy. Take a look here for some great, easy camping recipes. And of course, don't forget your KABAKI Kenyan Purple Tea for a refreshing, naturally energizing drink. Plus, you can freeze your KABAKI beforehand and use it as ice packs for your cooler!
TIP 4: BE PREPARED
No matter where your summer adventure takes you, make sure you're prepared. Take the necessary safety gear with you such as masks and hand sanitizer. Anytime you leave your vehicle or venture from your campsite, make sure you're wearing a mask. It'll reduce your exposure to others and lessen the risk of getting sick. If you do decide to stay at an Airbnb or hotel, bring disinfecting wipes to wipe down any high traffic areas like doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls. If you're camping, keep an extra hand sanitizer in your day pack or pocket as there may be limited access to handwashing stations.
Listen to instructions and announcements made by local officials. Some states allow residents and tourists more freedom to spend time in public spaces but some states are locked down pretty tight. Be up to date on any safety measures implemented by your state or any state you may be traveling to.
And please don't travel if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, and more.
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