Staying Safe on Vacation After the quarantine

I hope that you all are surviving this COVID-19 outbreak and that you’re not going too crazy indoors. If you all are like me, one of the things I am missing the most right now, especially with the kids being out of school, is traveling. Now that we’re going on four months because of summer break, I want to go on vacation but I can’t and I’m not going to until I know things are safe. 

As we are starting to hopefully, hopefully come out of the end of this thing, I am looking ahead to travel and thinking ahead, “What are the things that I can do with my family to stay safe while we travel?” I’ve come up with sort of a beginner’s list of things that I’m thinking that we can do to stay safe while we travel. I want to share those things with you just in case you guys decide that you want to travel too, because I’m sure we’re all getting a little stir crazy out there.

Wait It Out

The first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to wait to go on vacation. I’m not going to start planning a vacation next week or the week after that just because they’re starting to open up the beaches and the national parks. I’m going to give it a little bit more time. I’m going to let the crazy people out there be the guinea pigs. I mean, I’m sorry, but I’m not wanting to go out there and get sick or get others sick in case I’m asymptomatic. So I’m going to wait a little while, maybe a month or two and see how things go and then if the cases are declining then I’ll go ahead and start planning ahead for a vacation.

Go Somewhere Secluded

The next thing I’m going to do to stay safe is I’m going to go and pick somewhere a little more secluded. I’m not going to hit up the tourist attractions where there’s going to be tons of people going. I’m going to choose to pick somewhere that’s a little more off the beaten path where there’s not going to be as many people so that we can really do our best to follow the social distancing rules. 

Stay Away From Big Resorts

The third thing I’m thinking I’m going to do is instead of staying at a big resort or hotel, I’m going to try to find a house or a condo that has a fully-stocked kitchen and that’ll lead in to my next point, is that I will plan my meals ahead so that we can avoid going to restaurants and attractions and things like that so that we can further avoid some crowds. So when we get somewhere and we get settled in we’ll just take, one of us will go to the grocery store and just stock up for however long we decide to stay and we’ll just cook our meals in instead of hitting up the restaurants because I really, really, really want to stay in as much as we can.

Avoid Busy Attractions

That brings me to my next point. Normally when we go on vacations, we like to find fun things to do, go to aquariums, zoos, museums, things like that. For one thing, some of those places are still going to be closed and so there goes that idea. And even if they are open, I’m probably not going to go to them unless they are something with hands-off exhibits where we can just walk around and see things, but even then we’re really going to feel things out and see how the crowds are and if it looks like it’s going to be a crowded place that people are not following social distancing rules, I’m not going to go there. We’ll just forego the attractions and lounge around on the beach or in the mountains or just away from people.

Wear a Mask

The final thing I’m going to do, and I know there’s a lot of controversy around them and I know people are still like, “Why do we still have to do this?” If we do go out, we’re going to all wear masks. I mean, it is what it is right now. We’re all in this thing together and we’ve got to protect each other. I’m going to wear my mask not only to protect myself and my family, but to protect those around me because I don’t want anyone to get sick. This is a serious thing and you all need to continue to take this serious and wear your masks. I know it’s an inconvenience and I know they’re uncomfortable and awkward, but we’ve got to it to help each other out. 

So those are my tips for traveling with COVID or during COVID or after COVID, wherever we’re at when we decide to travel. I hope if you all travel, I hope you stay safe and if you have any other tips or ideas on staying safe while traveling, post them in the comments. I’d love to hear your ideas because we’re all figuring this thing out together. 

51 thoughts on “Staying Safe on Vacation After the quarantine”

  1. I think we ‘re all gonna be so scared to travel after this covid-19 is over..your tips are definitely needed to keep our families safe!

  2. nussi64 – Dallas, TX –

    I have had the itch to travel ever since we had to cancel our Spring break plans due to the pandemic. I too have been trying to plan for future vacations and I love your idea to go to secluded places that are not too touristy. Great ideas!

  3. I needed this, thank you! We’ve had to cancel 1 trip and about to cancel another due to Quarantine. Looking to traveling again but don’t even know what they will look like when we’re “allowed” again

  4. All helpful tips, but I wonder how everyone is going to handle being on planes, even if with find places that are secluded and away from the fray?

    1. I hope airlines will take action to have less people on board so passengers can be spaced out a little bit more. But it’s looking doubtful that that will happen.

  5. I didn’t travel much before so I probably won’t travel much afterwards, even though I would really like to. These are really great tips though for being safe when travelling.

  6. amayszingblogs – Music Gigs Travel Life

    We’re planning to go vacation after quarantine I really hope to end this crisis soon. These are the great tips and it would help a lot.

  7. Even before the pandemic, I prefer to visit places that got less touristy.
    Let’s include having health and travel insurance, and when the vaccine is available, grab that too!

  8. GV Caplas – Manila – In Love with Life. Sharing the Good Vibes.

    Very timely post! We totally need to be cautious now. Every action we take can come with consequences so we should always think twice before doing anything, especially, anything that involves socializing and going out.

  9. Georgia – Georgia Essex based Teacher 👩🏼‍🏫 Writer ✒ explorer 🗺 literature nerd 🎭

    It’s completely right to be cautious once this virus has passed. If anything, perhaps it has encouraged us to be a bit more active in looking after ourselves.

    Going somewhere off the beaten track is a good idea. It’s what we are planning to do too.

    Georgia| Britvoyage

  10. Geeslin – I have a beautiful family who enjoys staying home, but loves to be far away too, and see the world.

    We can’t wait to go on a travel after this and these are useful tips to keep everyone safe. Thank u for sharing this ideas.

  11. Polly – Philippines – Hey there! I’m Polly Amora, a global citizen who’s endlessly curious about diverse cultures, rich histories, and thrilling escapades. By day, I’m the GM of an SME in Manila, a furmom 24/7. I am a lifelong learner who is very outgoing, speaks four languages, loud & outspoken, and loves to have adventures in the mountains, on the beach, and in the city. You can throw me anywhere, and I'll handle it like a pro. Ice cream and bourbon are two of my weaknesses.

    I also thought of going to somewhere secluded and totally avoid main attractions once it’s okay to travel, starting here in the Philippines (I’ll most likely climb mountains and camping). These are amazing tips!

  12. MUAKimPorter – New York City makeup artist, beauty and <a href="">mom blogger</a> . I'm a Hofstra University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Although my background is in health, beauty and makeup artistry is where my heart lies. I immensely enjoy helping myself and others feel beautiful inside and out. I've launched a beauty blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these I hope to reach a wider audience and provide the women with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of my work is to be able to use my creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. If you have a beauty or makeup related question, contact me. Your question could be featured on the site! I also accept guest post submissions, check the <a href="">guidelines</a>. ***Brands and PR firms sometime provide press samples of products for review consideration. These brands are not guaranteed a review on Makeup by Kim Porter Blog, nor do we accept payment of any kind for our reviews. For more on our disclosure policies, please see my <a href="">terms</a> .

    These are great tips. While I love to travel and I miss it, I doubt I am going anywhere this year or early next year. I just don’t want to risk it.

  13. We will see how people react after this. Some people are already careless, so I’m sure they will be the first people to go and travel wherever. Hopefully people do think twice and just wait it out a bit. I would be too scared.

  14. My Path To Travel – Denmark

    Interesting post. Who knows when this will end or when we will be able to travel again. Hopefully soon but not too soon that we aren’t safe. Take care.

  15. I love these post-quarantine travel tips. They do come in handy. Honestly, I think many of us will be avoiding crowded areas for a while.

  16. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife – United States – Hello, Fellow Millennials! Are you on a personal growth journey? Working on figuring out who you are as an adult? Me too! It’s tough learning how to love yourself as you get older.

    I am so paranoid about this. I think about this often. These are great tips, but I think I will be waiting for a while before I take a vacation.

  17. Sarah’s Sage Advice

    We’ve debated a lot about going on a vacation this year. I guess we will have to weigh our options.

  18. These are great tips! My husband unfortunately travels for work and I’m so nervous for him to have to start again. We have a vacation scheduled in a few months (as long as it’s safe to go) and I will definitely remember these!

  19. Sarah Emery – Traveling expatriate who's thriving at the lifestyle. Outdoor enthusiast who's expanding adventures into foodie world.

    We all deserve a vacation and these are great tips for staying safe after quarantine.

  20. TWUSS – Bury St Edmunds – I'm Taylor aka TWUSS an Interiors & Lifestyle blogger with a weird obsession for furniture.

    i’ve just accepted i wont be going traveling anytime soon as im high risk 🙁

  21. I so damn agree with you! I am a traveler myself and understand it is a tough time but we must all be safe first.

  22. This is so helpful thank you. I’ve been thinking a lot about travel after the virus so this makes things clearer!

  23. Gosh with our numbers still increasing we are not going anywhere any time soon unfortunately

  24. Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood – Georgia, USA – I'm a first time mom to a sweet little boy, and a wife to an amazing husband. I'm a baby wearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, tattooed lover of wine and Netflix. Somehow I squeeze in time for blogging.

    this is such a scary time, vacations may never be the same

  25. No travel for us this year due to the virus and crisis even after quarantine lockdown so will bookmark these tips for next year, thank you so much for sharing

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    Yeah!! Travelling & vacation next would definitely than before, thanks for this sharing, wishing to be travelling soon. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  27. Polly – Philippines – Hey there! I’m Polly Amora, a global citizen who’s endlessly curious about diverse cultures, rich histories, and thrilling escapades. By day, I’m the GM of an SME in Manila, a furmom 24/7. I am a lifelong learner who is very outgoing, speaks four languages, loud & outspoken, and loves to have adventures in the mountains, on the beach, and in the city. You can throw me anywhere, and I'll handle it like a pro. Ice cream and bourbon are two of my weaknesses.

    You’re absolutely right about avoiding busy attractions. I heard from the news that some theme parks are going to reopen their doors and to be honest, I feel that they shouldn’t. First, it’ll be crowded, they might not be able to practice social-distancing. Even if it’s observed, we wont know who’s COVID positive or not. The beach or the mountains is a better option.

  28. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife – United States – Hello, Fellow Millennials! Are you on a personal growth journey? Working on figuring out who you are as an adult? Me too! It’s tough learning how to love yourself as you get older.

    I am definitely worried about traveling after all this is over. Sometimes I feel like I am going to have some irrational fear. Trying not to think that way, but these are some great tips for when people start traveling again.

  29. Neil Alvin Nicerio – I'm a travel blogger based in the Philippines. Join me as we explore the Philippines and the world!

    I agree with you. We better wait this out than be sorry.

  30. By Vanessa Alvarez – Hey I'm Vanessa- your friendly guide to all things skincare, motherhood, and the beautiful chaos of daily life.

    I didn’t know people were still vacations during right now. I think it’s important to stay home but if you are out and doing it safely I think it’s a great idea !

  31. Museblognetwork – My name is Trishani Pillay. I am a 21 year old IIE Marketing student . My motivation in life would be my family and I have a flare for Architecture(as it would be my next degree), fashion, makeup,animals and food. I am on the following networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

    This pandemic is so scary

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    Travelling is never be the same again after this pandemic corono

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