We’ve all been immersed in a worldwide pandemic that’s changed our lives in many ways. From the way we work to the way we interact with one another, but how do you safely book your family’s next vacation without worry? We’re sharing some tips and tricks so you’ll feel confident about booking your next family getaway.
READ CONTRACTS CAREFULLY
It’s common to skim booking contracts while swiftly signing on the dotted line. However, since the pandemic, you’ll want to make sure you have the flexibility you need before and after your stay. Especially, as it pertains to a pandemic. Travel insurance is an additional option worth considering that will keep you from losing funds in case of an emergency.
ASK ABOUT CLEANING POLICIES
All businesses, no matter the industry, have heightened their cleaning practices in light of the recent pandemic. When booking your stay, inquire about how often and how thoroughly they clean rentals so you’re fully aware of what to expect. It’s also recommended that you disinfect heavily used items such as remotes, doorknobs, kitchen accessories, etc. once you arrive for your stay.
CHECK THE STATUS OF LOCAL BUSINESSES
Food and local attractions are a big part of the vacation experience. Some small businesses and restaurants have been affected by the pandemic, but some are still operating, offering curbside service. You’ll still be able to enjoy all your favorite eats but from the view of your beachside rental home which still isn’t too shabby! We recommend calling ahead so you know what to expect.
MAKE NEW FRIENDS AT A DISTANCE
Anywhere you go, you’re bound to make new friends. Especially, when on vacation. If you meet new friends, it’s nice to know how to engage in a safe way. Invite your friends over for a bonfire with chairs placed six feet apart or tailgate on the beach while you enjoy connecting over the sound of the crashing waves.
We hope we’ve been able to give you a few tips so that you can feel confident about booking your next vacation post pandemic. We hope to see you soon!
If you’re looking to relocate to the beach, visit our website to view our current listings. If you’re not planning to purchase a beach home, we hope you’ll consider the Bolivar Peninsula for your next vacation. If you’re interested in getting away to our beautiful 27 mile stretch of Bolivar Peninsula, check out our rentals. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest and greatest news from Swedes Real Estate. We hope to see you soon!