Welcome to the seventh episode of the Travel Well with Allan Wright!
In this week’s episode, Allan discusses a few pandemic vacation ideas that are safe for you and your family as well as fun.
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Can’t watch the video right now? Here’s the video transcript of Pandemic Vacation Ideas – Episode 7:
Hi, this is Allan Wright. Welcome to the Travel Well with Allan video update. Today I’d like to talk about what vacations you can do right now even while here in the U.S.
We’re dismally handling the coronavirus. We’re all told what we can’t do. We can’t go to foreign countries right now. You can’t even go to many states because of the quarantines that are being imposed.
You shouldn’t be doing certain things either. Going to crowded beaches or to a Las Vegas casino with lots of other people in there but there are many things you can do safely right now.
I’ve got five of them for you to consider first of all camping. It’s perfect! I just got back from three days of camping with my daughter. We were outside the entire time. We hardly spoke to anybody. We had our own campsite. You can’t get anything better.
Number two – State and National Parks. Even if you’re not camping you can go find a lodging facility that’s relatively safe and go to a State and National Park. There are lots and lots of great State and National Parks that you’ve never heard of in your own state or in a state where you can get to safely without a quarantine.
Number three – Beaches! Beaches are perfect. They’re outdoors, they’re windy, they are by nature safe as long as you’re not right on top of somebody else. So again pick the beaches that are not super popular there are thousands of great lake and ocean and even riverside beaches where you can hang out and have fun.
Number four – Dude ranches. We also just returned from a dude ranch experience that will write up on our blog soon. It was great. We were outdoors the entire time. We went mid-week so there were a few people there. It was quite safe and very fun experience.
Number five – As a pitch for our own tours, it is safe to go with tour operators who are paying attention to the virus and what they can do to keep you safe and selecting locations that are in safe areas. We just ran a bicycle tour in far Northern Idaho. Idaho is not doing so great in Boise but it was in the north of Idaho, same with Montana. We have a tour there next month in the Beartooth Mountains. There are very few cases in the Carbon County area where we go.
So just because we’re in the middle of a crisis and you’ve canceled all your regular plans does not mean you have to give up on vacation for the summer of 2020.