The Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is giving the most crucial times of the decade. The government required us to stay at home, preventing the virus from spreading at a very fast rate. With this, we are unable to perform our jobs in a normal way. We are unable to move freely around cities and have more quality time outside our homes.
Part of being idle amid this “quarantine” is being productive. Although things took a while for us to kick in, we still manage to recreate ideas. Making art, playing instruments, learning new recipes and exercising became new for us. But, there is one thing that can benefit us once we’re free of the virus, and that is to travel.
With all these weeks given to us, planning can give out a seamless vacation trip. So, what are these tips that we should do before the quarantine ends? Let’s find out.
1. Use maps for local listings
When you go around a certain place, you don’t want to get lost. This is why having some google map hacks can make your trip less confusing. Not only that you’ll be able to save time, but you’ll also be able to save money if you’re commuting. And even when you’re doing a short walk in an island town, using virtual maps can do the trick.
Weeks from now, you should know the specific spots that you might want to go to. You would want to make sure your way – may it be a pub, a church or a simple landmark. Google Maps allows you to pin down places and make it like a personal map. The application will also give you a trial if you want to go from your recent position.
2. Set your daily budget
If you’re optimal about your getaway spending, you should prepare earlier than ever. There will be days in your trip when you’ll be overwhelmed and want to spend more cash. If you buy unnecessary things, you might regret them afterward. But, if you’ve set a parameter ahead of time, you’ll be able to adjust your budget with flexibility.
3. Assemble your looks from the itinerary
This is where your creativity will pop up! If you’re going on vacation, you might want to open your wardrobe wide and find pieces that will suit you best. Whether you are going to the beach or the mountains, looking best should be your priority. Also, you’ll be able to gauge the weight of your luggage before it reaches the check-in counter.
4. Reservations and spontaneous activities
There will be days when you feel like following your itinerary, and there will be days when you don’t. The best remedy for this one is to put out the best places that you can go to on the first day. This will give you an initial impression of excitement, making you want to do more on your vacation. But, there’s a small catch.
You would want to make your last day free of plans. Why? This will allow yourself to cherish the place without being controlled by schedule. The adrenaline that you’ve set up on the first day will tell you to explore more. And this mindset will let you get through the best spontaneous activities of the day.
5. Contact your trusted travel agency
If you’ve been locked down at home, the best way in linking your plan into reality is through an agency. Offices may not be available during the period, so you would want to call them to set a travel schedule. The benefit of this is that you don’t have to do the booking and reservation processes.
6. Look out for promos and agency freebies
If you have been traveling a lot lately, you can also opt for your trusted, if not the best travel agency. With them, you’ll be able to customize your itinerary and might give you some benefits for the travel. These perks can include cheaper flight and hotel prices, or coupons for shopping.
Traveling can be a lot of fun after the quarantine period. Most probably, it is what people are looking forward to doing for the next months. But, for now, the best thing that you can do is stay home and stay healthy. And while doing these two, you can start planning out your vacation and save more money.
Author – Crystal Pitt