If you’re in the mood to get out of your home and take a little adventure after being stuck at home for months and months, one of the best ways to do this during summer could be taking a road trip.
While road trips can always be dangerous due to car and truck accidents, with the current pandemic, there are other threats that you need to be aware of as well. So to help you maintain your health and wellness, here are three tips for planning a safe road trip this summer.
Prepare For Cleanliness And Hygiene
The best way to keep yourself safe from contracting the coronavirus is to practice good hygiene. This includes when you’re in the car or traveling from place to place.
To do this, Peter Lane Taylor, a contributor to Forbes.com, recommends that you pack your car with a very specific and expansive hygiene kit. Within this kit, make sure you have things like hand sanitizer, gloves, sanitizing wipes, a face mask, bleach, rubbing alcohol, and anything else that you might need to keep yourself and your area safe and clean.
Additionally, you’ll also want to have a way to safely dispose of anything that might be dirty or contaminated. One of the best options is to have a plastic tote that you can stick something in and close down tight until you’re able to get it out of your car.
Plan For Disturbances To Your Plan
With so many things closed down due to the coronavirus, your plans for your road trip will likely need to be different than they would have been before the pandemic set in.
According to Natalie B. Compton, a contributor to the Washington Post, you very likely won’t have the same opportunities for dining, lodging, sightseeing, and more for this summer’s road trips. Because of this, you might want to have some backup plans in place so that you can still have an enjoyable time during your travels without relying too heavily on one option that may not pan out for you.
Be Safe When Staying Overnight
If you’re planning on staying the night anywhere during the course of your road trip, it’s important that you know how to stay safe at whatever accommodations you choose.
Sarah Elizabeth Adler, a contributor to AARP.org, shares that many hotels and other places of lodging are taking extra precautions to ensure that their guests are able to stay safe. In addition to their measures, you should take some measures of your own. This should include things like cleaning commonly touched items, maintaining proper social distance, forgoing housekeeping if you’re staying multiple nights in the same place, and more.
To help you stay safe during any travels you take this summer, consider using the tips mentioned above as you plan and prepare for a road trip.