If you’re thinking about planning some upcoming adventures, it’s important to travel smart, safely & savvy!
Since it is currently recommended to avoid non-essential international travel out of Canada, we’d recommend planning to explore beautiful sights within our own backyard here in Canada by way of a road trip when it is safe to do so!
Top tip: Pick local destinations that are close to home, within a reasonable driving distance.
A road trip is a great way to explore this beautiful country and appreciate local treasures! Start doing research to plan your next adventure via your preferred vehicle. Be aware that there may still be restrictions or closures for certain activities even if you’re planning for a future date so be prepared to avoid disappointment. If you plan to book an easy escape at a nearby hotel, follow-up on their enhanced cleanliness measures to ease your mind.
If you want to know what destinations Canadians are currently interested in, Expedia shared the top 10 most-searched destinations for Canadian travellers which highlighted some popular names including Okanagan Valley, BC & Banff, AB as well as The Laurentians, QC & Georgian Bay, ON. These destinations offer a variety of amazing activities, indoor and outdoor, which would help balance out your next adventure. And if you’re feeling some wanderlust for your next international trip, start building a board on Pinterest with some of the trending locations like Maui, Isla Mujeres, Orange County, Las Vegas & more! You might not be ready to hit the road right away but taking time to be prepared and plan about your future travel smartly is a strategic move to make.
Top tip: Be prepared by understanding local guidelines & packing items like sanitizer and non-perishable food.
There are some simple ways to stay safe when you plan to travel including: washing your hands regularly with soap and water, using hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands, wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet between yourself & others. While some restaurants might be closed, it would be smart to prepare some food and water for your journey in anticipation of this. Keep enough hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol stocked for your trip that is easily accessible! If you’re not feeling well, it’s recommended to stay home with any symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, and recent changes in taste or smell.
P.S. Looking for more information? The World Health Organization has an exhaustive list of additional information around what you need to protect yourself in addition to guidance put out by the Canadian Government.
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We’re busy planning where we will go next! Have a go-to Canadian road trip destination? Share your favourites in the comments!