“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”Anthony Bourdain
Travel to me in not just business, it’s passion, curiosity and wonder. I am always planning my next adventure; I want to see, smell, taste and experience it all. I want to lose myself and find myself all at the same time. Every new memory made is precious to me.
Like most of you I have been struggling with staying home and have missed out on planned adventures; I long for sunshine and island breezes, hiking unknown trails and exploring to my hearts content. There may be a lot of uncertainty right now as to when we will be able to travel again, but one thing that I do know is that we will travel. I believe that not only will we travel, but we will travel with a new love and passion for seeing new places and old favorites.
We will immerse ourselves in everything that we love about travel. I don’t know whether I will be in Costa Rica, on a cruise exploring the islands or checking Scotland off of my bucket list, but my passport and suitcase are ready to go! It may not happen today or even next week, but I challenge you to start dreaming about your next adventure!
Travel After COVID
As many countries prepare for the next phase of our current pandemic, leaders and elected officials are coming together with health authorities to determine the best and safest ways that will allow travel to resume. Hotels, airlines, cruise lines, vacation rentals, and travel advisors are working together to reach a collective agreement on a set of safety guidelines.
The majority of airlines are now requiring masks for travelers and employees, as well as leaving the middle seats unoccupied to help with social distancing. In addition, they are thinking of implementing new ways to limit contact between staff and customers. Touchless ticketing, identification, check-in, and payment services are some of the things being explored in order to limit contact between staff and customers. Airports may also take further steps to promote safety by requiring health screening prior to flying.
Many travel experts are projecting that travel among Americans will happen closer to home. Domestic travel within states is likely to increase. With this, more people will turn to outdoor activities and attractions while traveling.
In addition to contacting our team, the Department of State has a quick guide to deciding if a destination is safe to travel to. You will be able to quickly see if a destination is safe, if you should exercise increased caution, or if you should reconsider travel.
Another great resource for travel advisory information is the US Embassy Travel Page. This page helps to break down entry and exit requirements, quarantine information, COVID testing requirements, and transportation options.
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