While COVID-19 has made it difficult for many people to travel, the return of family trips is right around the corner. As travel bans are lifted, many people will be more than happy to resume their normal activities and enjoy a fun trip with the family. However, staying safe is more important than ever.
Fortunately, there are various ways to stay safe on a car trip with your family, even during a pandemic. As long as you prepare in advance and follow the safety tips below, you’ll have a fun, safe, and relaxing family vacation. So, let’s take a look at 3 tips to stay safe during a family trip:
Make Extra Preparations For Your Trip
Though many people like to take a vacation without a set itinerary, this can lead to unexpected issues. Making a plan for your trip will help you deal with potential problems in advance. For example, if you map out your route, you can find out if some parts of your planned route are under construction or have heavy traffic. This way, you can develop a revised route to save time and reduce the risk of an accident.
Making preparations is not all about planning your route, though. You’ll also need to make sure that your vehicle is ready for your trip. This means that you’ll need to get your vehicle serviced and get any other work that your vehicle needs. You may even want to buy add-ons to make your vehicle safer. For example, if you want to store your wallet or important documents safely in your truck, you might consider getting an F150 Console Safe.
Finally, you’ll want to book any reservations well in advance. If you’re going to need a hotel, this will be the most important booking you make. Additionally, you’ll want to buy tickets for any activities or events that you want to attend as a family.
Follow COVID-19 Safety Measures
In all likelihood, it will be a while before COVID-19 is completely in our rear-view mirror. So, for the foreseeable future, you’ll need to follow COVID-19 safety measures. This is especially important if you’re taking a family trip.
Here are the most important COVID-19 safety measures that you’ll need to follow:
- Wear a mask in public areas
- Maintain social distancing (six feet apart)
- Wash hands regularly
- Avoid large crowds as much as possible
- Use hand sanitizer as needed
Choose a Safe Destination
In addition to following the guidelines above, it’s important to choose a family trip destination that won’t put you or your family at risk. It’s also a matter of public safety. Try to pick a destination that will not force you to come into direct contact with a large number of people. For example, a concert may not be a safe choice during a pandemic.
Fortunately, there are plenty of fun family trip destinations that are far removed from crowded areas. For example, taking your family out in nature is a great way to have a fun, relaxing vacation without taking substantial risks with your health. Locales like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, and Yellowstone National Park are all great choices for your next family trip!
For more family travel tips, check out the 3 Kids and Us Travel Blog!