Vacation, It Is Not Impossible!
With all the restrictions and changes we have been through, it may seem impossible, maybe even inconvenient to vacation these days. I’m here to tell you it is not. The key is “know before you go
“ do your research or better yet, enlist the help of your travel agent. Most agent’s services are free of charge, they get paid from the vendors you book through and you pay the same price as booking on your own.
I have taken two vacations since March, both to Florida. FCC regulations still require masks in airports and on flights. In this particular state, mask mandates have been lifted but many people, including myself, still wear them. I am fully vaccinated but prefer to protect others and myself just in case. At this time, if you are fully vaccinated, it is up to you to decide. **Reminder** some airlines have restrictions on mask types, American Airlines restricts gaitor masks and any mask with a vent in it.
If you are wishing to travel to an island, you can do that. Just be sure to have the most up to date entry information for the country you are going to and returning to. Some will require a negative covid test within 72 hours before arriving. Some may do temperature checks upon arrival, but if you know what to expect, you should start your vacation with ease. **Reminder** did you know your passport must be valid for six months AFTER your travel date in some countries?
Maybe you are on a tight budget from being out of work, you can still vacation if you are flexible. Perhaps instead of a hotel, look at renting a house. Many times this is a better economic option and some are able to hold multiple families so you can split the cost. This allows for eating at home versus a restaurant every night. Look for a home that has a pool or is located near things you like to do.
If you are looking to take that dream vacation, wherever the destination may be, be flexible. If you are date flexible, you can select less expensive flights which can save you money. Booking with an agent allows them to find the best flights and package options. Bundling air, hotels and cars if needed can be a money saver as well.
Wherever you want to go, plan ahead and start a vacation jar. It may not pay for your trip but it may allow for a nice dinner out or a desired souvenir on your trip. Know before you go, be flexible and take that vacation! I am here to help, please contact me at Stacey.email@example.com
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