Did you know that there is, at press time, a bill proposed in the US to give a big fat tax break to those who travel in the USA during COVID? Fingers crossed for this! So many good people work in the travel industry here at home. Until we, American travelers, are once again welcomed to Europe and all other beautiful parts of the world, it is our own gorgeous country we should explore! (Alaska photo, left)
It has certainly been a struggle as we navigate these uncharted waters together. how are you doing? Moving forward, it will continue to be a struggle to get back on our feet. Resilience will prevail, and I am confident in the belief that, while the obstacles before us are many, we will not merely survive this challenge as a nation and a world village, but we will thrive.
One way you may be able to make a difference is to travel here at home. Remain vigilant in your efforts to stay healthy by wearing a mask when it is prudent and required. Plan outdoor activities that are deemed safe. Choose a vacation rental wisely. Here is a list of wonderful ideas you might speak to your own professional travel advisor about. A travel advisor has insider information for you about the strength of certain travel companies, whether insurance is advisable, and much more critical advice you need during this crazy time.
USA Travel Ideas
- Rent an RV and explore safely
- Check current requirements (requiring COVID test) and fly to Alaska
- Villa rentals in your own state or beyond
- You don’t need a passport to fly to the US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico
- New England in the fall for leaf peeping
- Load up the van and drive to the nearest National Park (check restrictions)
- How about a lake vacation? Choose a cabin or rent a pontoon for the week
- Visit family if they are able to welcome you safely, or host in your town
- Explore your own city and support the local businesses with your stimulus check(s)
Stay tuned in and informed about the possible tax incentive. Be confident in your hotel choices by reviewing their sanitation policies.
Travel with care, and support the travel industry here in the good ‘ol USA. And have a beautiful and safe Fourth of July weekend!