For most, 2020 was a year of staying close to home, putting travel plans on hold and canceling vacations to limit exposure to the coronavirus and to avoid spreading it to family and friends.
But with vaccines rolling out, 2021 is looking up.
While your summer may still look a bit different from past years, it’s still possible to plan a fun, memorable trip with your friends or family this year. Keep reading for a few tips to help you do just that.
Keep it Small
The best way to plan a safe, healthy trip this summer is to keep things small. Not a small vacation; instead, a destination with a smaller number of tourists.
When you head to tourist-heavy destinations, you’ll be exposing yourself to far more people at once.
If you have your heart set on a fishing excursion, heading to most popular tourist destinations will likely mean boarding a boat packed with other visitors all vying for a spot on the side so they can cast a line. At the end of a fun day, you’ll return to busy, crowded hotels, or perhaps to a restaurant packed with people. In short, if anyone in your group has yet to be vaccinated, you’ll be submitting yourself to an endless number of chances for exposure.
Even if you have been vaccinated, if the threat of COVID-19 has begun to wane, it’s likely that these popular tourist destinations will be more crowded than ever before. After over a year spent mostly at home, and not having quality time with family and friends that you didn’t live with, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend your precious vacation time stuck in crowds.
At Sointula Lodge, we welcome a maximum of just 18 guests at a time. And when you take to the water for fishing or spotting wildlife, you’ll be doing so with just 2 to 3 other guests.
Have a large group of family or friends that you’re eager to spend even more intimate time with? You can even book the entire Lodge for just your group!
Less Travel, More Adventure
To avoid the hassles of travel and the throngs of crowds that are likely to be out this summer, another great tip to follow is to choose a destination that requires less travel once you arrive, without sacrificing plenty of opportunity for adventure.
Once you’ve made your way by sea or air to Sointula, you won’t have to worry about driving around to your daily activities. Instead, you can roll out of bed and make your way down the dock and straight to the water without delay.
This adds up to less time wasted traveling, less contact with other travelers and more time to enjoy yourself!
Be Smart About Your Health Ahead of Your Trip
No one likes to cancel plans, especially an exciting vacation. If you have a trip planned, and you aren’t already doing so, plan to take a few extra precautions in the lead-up to your departure to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Wearing masks when in public, practicing safe social-distancing, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently are all important. But pandemic or not, taking care of your body by eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise is also a great way to boost your immune system, to lower your chances of a cold or other illness getting in the way of your vacation!
Book With Confidence
While the promise of a vaccine will hopefully mean the end of travel restrictions, if border closures do continue, the last thing you want to have to deal with is fighting to get your money back on a vacation that you purchased but can no longer take.
Our COVID-19 Cancellation Policy guarantees that you’ll receive a full refund of any money paid if travel restrictions prevent you from making it for your trip. If you fall ill and cannot make it, you’ll have the option of rolling over your full deposit to another trip during this season or the 2022 season, so you won’t have to worry about losing out on your investment.
Planning Your Summer 2021 Visit to Sointula Lodge
If you’re eager to start planning a vacation after so much time stuck indoors, we can help.
From our small size and intimate experience to the extra health precautions and cancellation policy, we’re doing everything we can to keep our guests and staff safe during these challenging times. A summer 2021 visit to Sointula Lodge is a great way to stay safe, get back to nature, spend some quality time with friends or family, and create so incredible new memories. Book your trip today to guarantee your dates!