Traveling During COVID
We know that the current state of the world has been hard on a lot of people. For all of us, it's prevented us from seeing loved ones, and interrupted that trip we were looking forward to for a long time. We're all getting more anxious to do some traveling, but there is still a balance of our wanderlust along with staying safe.  There isn't an easy answer yet, but we know it's getting better.   If you aren't sure where you can go, or if where you want is open, please call us so we can chat.  You might be surprised at some of the vacation options that are open now.

Book Now for the Future
Now way should we give up on traveling abroad.  We encourage you to start planning now for that Future Trip. There has never been a better time to start planning again. This limitation in travel won't last forever! Contact us to help you plan that special trip for the future to give you a light at the end of the tunnel.  Some destinations are open now, many more will open in 2021, and we expect the cruise lines to resume their vacation experience soon.  Plan ahead, and along with some peace of mind reassurances such as:  flexible rebooking options, cancel for any reason insurance plans, and your local GalaxSea travel advisor helping you along the way.  What a refreshing start to 2021.  Let's start planning something for you today, as we know we will travel again!

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Should you need some ideas you can use locally to help ease your travel fix until the pandemic ends, here are some further ideas:

Park Day Use Areas are abundant in the area.  
The larger parks, especially those near bodies of water like rivers, lakes, and beaches. They offer a variety of options for activities while enjoying the warmer spring, summer and or early autumn months. Before going, verify that the location is open to the public. Be sure to pack the essentials: towel, sun protection, food, water, and sanitizer along with the fun stuff: floaties, paddleboards, books, cards, etc. Preparing well beforehand can help limit contact by minimizing the need to go to a store or other unnecessary stops.

Camping
Maybe you want to get away longer than the day. Camping is an excellent option for this! Like going to a river or lake, camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get out of the house while still being able to stay distant from others. Again, you'll want to double-check availability before heading out for your getaway.

Backyard Oasis
Camping is a great place to start if you're trying to travel and stay distanced, but camping isn't for everyone! For those with yards, consider investing in it as your getaway and turning it into your oasis. To some, it might be grabbing a blow-up pool and mimicking what you would do at a resort. Dip your feet into the pool, drink in one hand, and favorite book in the other and relax! To others, an oasis might mean setting up a backyard game, while listening to music and BBQing with your family. Whatever your oasis looks like, recreate it in your backyard and see what you come up with!

More Ideas
Be a tourist in your own state/town. Here's a website that will tell you what places are unique to your city and state: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/. It's interesting to view how many places you may or may not have visited that are special to your city. And who knows, maybe after visiting some new spots, you might find a new favorite!

Similarly, you can view the website Rails to Trails to view hiking trails that were once railroad tracks: https://www.railstotrails.org/. This website will help navigate where you can find trails close to you. This is a great way to get outdoors and potentially explore new parts of town that you never go to, or if you're headed to a different city, you can find trails in that area that you can adventure on!
 

Ken Mayer

Neosho, MO
Travel Advisor and Group Travel Specialist

I have been in the travel industry for more than 35 years and have compiled a wealth of knowledge and expertise in planning, booking, and coordinating travel.  Together with our Team of Advisors & Support Staff, we have shaped our family travel bu...
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