What most sensible people will be trying to avoid are big crowds, strangers crammed in small spaces, and situations that seem “germy,” for lack of a more technical term. (When Allegiant Air recently surveyed its own customers on when they were next going to purchase a flight, 60% indicated it would be six months or more.) After being cooped up, many are itching to get into nature.
There are some tactics to consider this summer that will give you a change of scenery–for real, not virtually on a screen–but without posing an undue risk to your health. Here are my tips on traveling safely this summer.
Imagine if you could shelter in place, not mingling with crowds, but you could transport your home to some beautiful setting in nature with hiking trails nearby and ways to sit outside under some trees?
RV travelers have been doing just that for decades, for fun rather than out of necessity. You pack up the recreational vehicle (or campervan), park it at a designated campground or RV park, then move on to another place when you want another change of scenery. You’ve got everything you need with you and you can probably keep working where you park since most places you’d spend the night have WiFi as well.
One of the big disadvantages for this type of travel has been the big gas bill when it’s time to fill up, but now fuel prices are hovering around record lows due to low demand and most travelers say they’re only planning to venture a few hours from home anyway.
如果你已经有了自己的大野营设置或朋友有一个你可以借，伟大的。只要囤积用品，消毒的一切，并起飞。如果你没有一个，并且不打算铺设了巨资买了一个，你可以租一辆房车instead and just return it when you’re finished.
There have long been companies renting out their own fleet of RVs, but now you can rent one from almost anywhere thanks to the sharing economy. Since you’re renting from the actual owner, most of your money is going to a real person and this keeps prices at a market rate that’s of mutual benefit.
When I pulled up options around where I used to live in Tampa Bay and added in all the fees, I found a 2016 Heartland one you tow that sleeps six for $95 a night, with delivery included. I found a Coachmen Freelander sleeping six that you drive for $145 per night, plus a variety of camper vans for a shade more than $100 per night. The fees cover, among other things, cleaning, roadside assistance, and insurance.
我写这篇文章，一些national parkshave announced opening dates, some of the state parks are back open again, and private campgrounds are making opening announcements as well. RVShare publishes a continually updated guide towhich state parks and national parks are openthroughout the USA. Just understand that “the new normal” is not going to look like the old normal. there may be restrictions on which services are available and social distancing guidelines will likely remain in place all summer.
The toughest cabins to come by in normal times are the ones at national parks, though this year it might be a little easier to get a reservation if you act now. The next toughest are state parks near major metro areas. If you come up empty there, check the less popular parks that are a few hours from a city. These tend to have more availability. Then there are private ones for rent all over, which takes a bit more digging on your favorite search engine.
或者，你可以扔掉帐篷，睡袋，和烹饪在汽车齿轮和头部的开山之作。很难想象一个更安全的度假场景不是在帐篷周围没人睡英里。有很多公园和国家森林在那里你可以在穷乡僻壤，如果你遵守规则阵营，加上从那里自备露营单位堵漏以及删除“原始露营”斑等领域。通常你需要加息一bit to get to them, but you won’t worry about being too close to others.
如果你属于家交流program, you’ve got other options to explore where you can rent for nothing by offering your own place up as well.
Isolated Hotels and Inns
Hotels have suffered a huge hit lately and are eager to lure back guests. Nearly all of them have doubled up on their cleaning and sterilization regimens since their potential customers are worried about traveling safely, but don’t be afraid to call and ask a manager what’s being done before you book.
Keeping with the trends we’re seeing in surveys, isolated country inns and small boutique hotels outside of the big cities are probably going to bounce back faster than Las Vegas convention hotels with 7,000 rooms. Any place with more than a few rooms is going to face challenges though in keeping everyone six feet apart at all times, including the staff. Places with plenty of space to roam are probably the safest bet.