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Getting ready post-Coronavirus: Tips and Tricks

The post-coronavirus world is a very different reality from the one we experienced pre-2020. After more than a year of lockdowns, travel restrictions, and outright travel bans, the general population is ready to enjoy a relaxing vacation far away from home. 

Girlfriend Getaway: Paradise Edition (courtesy Beaches.com)Understanding the do’s and don'ts of international trip-planning post-COVID can be challenging, but this brief list of tips and tricks could help you plan an unforgettable girls’ trip.

Be ready to show documentation

Traveling wasn’t exactly a document-free process before COVID-19, but nowadays, it’s become a far more paperwork-focused affair. Travelers may need to show their driver’s license, passport, visa, proof of a negative coronavirus test, proof of traveler’s insurance, and more.

dreaming of Sandals Jamaica (courtesy Sandals.com)Being prepared and being smart are very similar ideas, so don’t hesitate to make photocopies of your critical documents. You can keep these photocopies at home or give them to relatives for safekeeping. That way, if you need to show a secondary form of support or you lose one of your papers, you have a backup copy ready to go.

Get detailed but be ready to change your plans

While awaiting your future vacation, you may want to spend time actively daydreaming and letting your mind run away with you a little. Get detailed about the types of things you would like to do while on vacation. 

For example, if you’ve got your heart set on a vacation to Grenada or Bermuda, you may want to begin researching restaurants, cafes, and bars in the area. Look at menus and compare prices and photos and reviews. Decide which places you’d most like to dine at. If you’re travelling with more than a couple friends, cover all the bases by calling the restaurant to ensure they can accompany your party. Keep tabs of all the restaurants you want to try and write down the types of dishes you saw or read about that made your mouth water.

 explore the Caribbean's Carnival traditions (pic courtesy sandals.com - John de la Bastide)When you’ve completed that, you can do the same thing for hotels, entertainment, and anything else you plan to enjoy while out and about. While you may not end up experiencing all of the things you’re researching and writing about, you can at least grow more familiar with your destination as you’re waiting.

Besides, should you find that you are able to do all the things you’ve researched, you’re bound to feel a strong sense of pride and satisfaction upon boarding your return flight. Consequently, it’s an excellent idea to plan well, but it’s also crucial to accept that your plans may change. 

Choose a “Paradise” destination

When you and your girlfriends are hoping to get away, no need to choose a boring, humdrum town. You could opt for an island paradise instead, especially if you happen to work remotely. There are all-inclusive vacation packages to Antigua that might suit your secluded preferences. 

Beaches Resort Girls BFF getaway (courtesy Beaches.com)Book during the off-peak season

It’s tricky to determine an on-peak and off-peak season when all international travel is essentially at a standstill. However, this restrictive moment in time will pass. As such, typical travel seasons will likely return after most of the global population has been vaccinated.

maybe a water bungalow at Sandals St. Lucia (courtesy sandals.com)When off-peak and on-peak seasons return, it’s an excellent idea to book your trip for the shoulder or off-peak seasons. The good news is that while this transition takes place and travel safety is completely restored for everyone, there may be a few off-peak trends to enjoy. 

Patience is crucial

As we move further away from the ghastly events of 2020, we also move closer to a brighter, safer, healthier, and happier future. As vaccinations continue to increase across the globe, restrictions and requirements placed on travelers will likely lessen. This trend will, naturally, release plenty of pent up international and urban demand.

looks like a great place to relax (courtesy sandals.com)While the urge to getup and go may take hold, it’s crucial for every homebound wanderer to remain patient. When the travel bans and restrictions are entirely lifted, there could be a travel boom unlike anything the world has ever seen. 

Demand will tax availability. The ramp up need for business services (like flights, hotels, tour operators) will outpace the ability of these business to go from shutdown to outrageous demand. As this happens patience will be the success ingredient. 

Post-Coronavirus reward: that girl’s getaway you’ve been craving!

You’ve been hunkered in for a year now. You’ve been #stayinglocal and exploring what’s in your neighborhood. You’ve been saving your money because there’s been nowhere to spend it.

sunset at Sandals Nassau (courtesy sandals.com)Both destinations and travelers are itching to resume the economic cycle and spend their hard-earned dollars for a getaway experience. After the majority of the population has gotten that first big vacation out of their system, prices may drop and you could find yourself enjoying the best-possible trip thanks to all the money you’ve saved while waiting!

Looking for a beach destination to get those travel dreams fueled? Here’s a Beaches Girls BFF getaway with 5-star gourmet dining, amazing beaches, luxurious accommodations, and a spa! 

Wanna go? Now, it’s time to rally the girls …

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