If you had an overseas getaway planned for this year, chances are it has been put on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even if your flights or accommodation haven’t been cancelled, your government might be advising against travelling to a certain region. You might not be able to get necessary insurance anymore. Or it might simply be that you don’t want to go overseas to protect your health and slow the spread of the virus between countries.
Whatever the reason for plans being cancelled, this doesn’t mean that you can’t go away at all this year. Sure, your break will probably look a little different to what was originally planned. But it’s still important to have some time away from the stresses of day to day life.
Taking a break is even more important right now as many of us have seen our stress levels go through the roof this year. But instead of your original holiday, what about a road trip?
Let’s find out how to plan one properly.
Why take a road trip?
If you’re thinking about traveling this year, then you will probably want to stay closer to home and keep your distance from strangers.
A road trip allows you to do this perfectly. You can travel to a local beauty spot, spend some quality time there and will only have to be in close proximity to the person or people you’re with.
Also, you might have money worries due to the loss of jobs, reduced working hours or just the general uncertainty. Road trips are, fortunately, relatively low cost in comparison to usual getaways.
Organising road trip basics
What do you need for a road trip?
Well, first and foremost, you will need a vehicle. You can use a car, such as a Volkswagen Approved Used vehicle, and stay at different accommodation stops along the way.
Alternatively, you can get a camper or motorhome that will provide you with accommodation on wheels. Both options work well. But your decision will depend on your individual wants, needs and preferences.
Choosing who to travel with
When choosing who to travel with, you’ll need to make sure that your decision aligns with government rules, recommendations and guidelines. Ideally, it should be someone you get on with and who you will genuinely have a nice time with.
A road trip really can offer a safe and enjoyable getaway from your day to day life. Chances are you’ve been cooped up in the house for most of this year and getting out could be really good for you.
So, with a little bit of planning and precautions, you can replace 2020 travel plans with a successful road trip.
Is 2020 the year of the road trip? Let us know in the comments below.