A lot of people are choosing to do a road trip during coronavirus as opposed to flying for vacation. I have done a couple of road trips myself, and am planning a few more this summer. With the proper and necessary precautions, a road trip can be such a fun and safe way to have a vacation during this time! Here is what you need to know about taking a road trip during Coronavirus.
Things to Know When Taking a Road Trip During Coronavirus
Limit the number of stops you need to make
It is very important to try and avoid contact with other people, and one way you can do this is by limiting the number of stops you take. I only stopped for gas on my road trip and lunch, which we got through the drive thru to limit contact with others.
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You need to be prepared and have everything with you need for the trip. Here are the essentials you need for a road trip during coronavirus.
Definitely bring wipes! Even if you aren’t planning on stopping, it is likely you will stop for gas, and you will want to wipe everything down you may possibly be touching. It is also good to have wipes in the off chance you need to use a restroom somewhere, so then you can wipe the toilet, use it to cover your hand to open doors etc. I also used wipes when I arrived at my destination to wipe down the doors, sinks, and everything in the hotel.
- Hand sanitizer
This goes without saying. You need hand sanitizer at all times now, but especially when you’re in the car. I used mine every time after I filled up gas, and before I would eat too
I personally always wear gloves when filing up the gas! I just don’t know how often the gas pumps are cleaned (gross) so I feel much safer wearing gloves while pumping my gas.
- No touch door opener
I just ordered one of these on Amazon and think they are genius! Perfect when you need to press buttons on the gas pump or for your credit card, and also touching elevator buttons. You can purchase on Amazon here.
- Bottled water
On my last road trip we took two gallon bottles of water and it was so useful! It meant we did not have to stop for water anywhere, and were not wasting money on water as well. I also packed my Swell bottle, and used this while driving as it was easier to drink out of!
This goes without saying, but bring masks! I always like to have a few extra in the car in case I need them.
- Snacks, snacks, snacks
What is a road trip without snacks! Be sure to take a ton of snacks, as you always want food to munch on while driving and it also limits how often you will need to stop for food.
Know where you are going to stay
It is important to know where you are going to stay, and check the travel regulations for that area. Some places have a lot of their hotels closed still, or they are only open for people conducting essential travel. So make sure to plan where you are stopping on the way!
As I said, I have done a road trip during coronavirus, and as long as you take the necessary precautions it can be really fun and reasonably safe! If you take a road trip during coronavirus let me know any tips! As always, thanks for reading