Photo of a Family on a Road Trip. Safe Travel in the USA is Possible through Elite!As we swiftly approach Easter, Earth Day, and Memorial Day, it’s growing increasingly difficult to see the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. However, as English theologian Thomas Fuller so eloquently put it, “It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.” COVID-19 will, eventually, be a thing of the past. Life will return to normalcy. And people will begin to travel again. That being said, it’s natural to assume that travelers will be a little gun-shy once the curve has been effectively flattened. In anticipation of this fact, the friendly folks here at Elite Destination Homes have compiled a brief, post-coronavirus guide for those looking for safe travel in the USA in a few months. Enjoy! And don’t be afraid to reach out to our caring team of travel experts at 651-389-3843 with any questions about our ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.

Safe Travel in the USA: Ways to Feel Safe Post-Coronavirus

For many of us, it’s hard to imagine how our daily lives (and upcoming vacations) are going to look like once the dust settles. Safe travel in the USA will no longer be taken for granted; that much is for certain. Some travelers will be able to put this pandemic in the rearview mirror and never look back. Older generations and those with pre-existing medical conditions, however, will need some peace of mind in the months following coronavirus’ extinction. Others will simply inherit a new outlook on germs, bacteria, and general cleanliness. Thus, we compiled nine ways to increase your chances of safe travel in the USA exponentially.

  1. Travelers are encouraged to practice at least some form of social distancing in the weeks and months following coronavirus’ eradication.
  2. We urge people to partake in a wide variety of activities that don’t include large groups, such as hiking, bicycling, Nordic skiing, photography, kayaking, and horseback riding.
  3. Choose a vacation rental instead of staying in a bustling hotel. First of all, vacation rentals receive a thousand times more care in terms of cleansing and disinfecting than your average hotel room. And, secondly, you won’t have to worry about bumping into hundreds of other guests
  4. Photo of a Family Cooking inside a Vacation Rental. Safe Travel in the USA is Possible through Elite!Avoid crowded restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery. Or, better yet, don’t shy away from masterfully cooking homemade meals inside your very own chef’s kitchen, as featured inside Garnet Lodge or Forge Lake Lodge
  5. Research the area’s most secretive hidden gems, whether that’s peaceful waterfalls, backcountry lakes, or charming small towns.
  6. Continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds; don’t touch your face; and carry travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer.
  7. Get plenty of sleep. It’s a vacation, after all.
  8. Always stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet.
  9. Slow down…a vacation should be relaxing, rejuvenating, and self-indulgent.

4 Classic American Getaways

Photo of Forge Lake Lodge. Safe Travel in the USA is Possible through Elite!Safe travel in the USA, at least here in 2020, likely means a getaway to a great American outdoorsy destination, such as Grand Teton National Park, White River National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, or Rio Grande Gorge. Elite Destination Homes boasts nearly a dozen luxury vacation rentals throughout the country, many of which are set deep in the heart of remote destinations. “I need a vacation” will be a common theme over the coming months. Why not explore the country’s vast backcountry wilderness in Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, or Wyoming, where woodland critters irrefutably outnumber the tourists? Click the links below to learn more about each of our countryside luxury vacation home rentals. And remember that safe travel in the USA is on the horizon!