5 safety tips for a Summer Trip. Plus upscale hotel rooms w/ a Big Fail!

Travel tips to help keep your family safe.

July 10, 2020
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Summertime gives many of us the travel bug. Before getting away w/ the family, keep in mind things you will need to do differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Free Fun in Austin put out some safety tips to remember and to do when heading out on a Summer trip. Tips that can help keep your family safe, healthy and happy. If the risks seem way higher than the fun / reward, postpone the trip. 

Five travel safety tips to remember to help keep you and your family safe.

  1. Know where to avoid going: Don't travel to touristy areas where there are large groups, and your familiy is not able to social distance properly. Also going to a place that doesn't have as much of a COVID-19 issue as where you're coming from isn't always the answer. If you could risk bringing it to another community, don't go. 
  2. Protect yourself and others:
    Masks / face coverings are mandatory. Take lots of hand sanitizer and soap with you to have clean hands. Have a thermometer. Pack paper towels and disinfectant wipes, Wipe down everything from phones and tablets everytime you get in and out of the car. Have bags handy to dispose of any contaminated mask, wipes ...  Bring disposable gloves. 
  3. Choose Your Lodging Wisely
    Don't assume the rental home / hotel room is clean. Wipe down all hard, nonporous surfaces regularly. Consider asking for clean sheets to make your own bed. When renting a home / a room find out the time inbetween the stay of the last guest. If there isn't much of a buffer, it's even more important to clean. Be prepared to clean / wipe down where you are staying. Keep it clean during your stay. 
  4. Drive instead of Fly
    Avoiding air travel right now is best. Cars and RVs seem to be a safer way to travel at this time. 
  5. Keep Your Space
    Pick destinations where you can be outdoors and away from others. Less crowded beaches, parks and/ or trails Check for site closures and restrictions before you get there. 

Plan ahead. Take precautions. If you or anyone in your family feel sick, or have been exposed to COVID-19 before your trip, postpone it. Don't put others at risk. Take care of yourself and others. 

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