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How To Stay Inspired About Travel While You Maintain “Social Distance”

Depending on where you live, you may or may not be stuck inside your house for the foreseeable future due to the current global pandemic that is COVID-19. In an effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus and not overwhelm medical facilities, unnecessary travel is now banned between many countries and keeping a “social distance” is recommended. If you live in the U.S., it’s been recommended that you begin practicing this “social distancing,” especially if there are known coronavirus cases in your area. As the World Health Organization (WHO) states, “We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough, or often enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic.” So, don’t panic. Follow the recommendations from the WHO and your local health organization, such as the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC). In the meantime, here are some ways you can stay inspired about future travel during these uncertain times.
Prepared By:

Tobey Schmidt

Adventurer & Photographer

Map Out an Itinerary for Your Next Trip

You may not be able take a vacation right now, but we can hope that in the near future we will all be able to travel without worry. Spending this down time at home is a good opportunity for you to focus on planning your next trip’s itinerary. Whether it’s a road trip route, a backpacking route, or spending four days in a city you’ve always wanted to explore, come up with a detailed plan to save you time in the future. Plus, planning your trip now will give you something to get excited about and look forward to.

Plan a Stay-Cation 

Since we aren’t sure how long this “social distance” thing could last, it might be a good idea to plan a stay-cation this summer. Who doesn’t love a good stay-cation?! If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it basically means “vacation”, except that you “stay” local in a hotel, bed & breakfast, or even an AirBnb. Discover what’s in your own backyard without the hassle of traveling very far. 

Spend Time Reading Travel-Related Books

Fiction or non-fiction, this would be a good time to start chipping away at that list of books you’ve been wanting to read. Whether to choose something travel-related or not is up to you, but here are some of our favorites: 

  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krauker
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic Society
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Wild By Nature by Sarah Marquis 

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