The urge to travel is at an all time high – here are some options on how to engage in safe social distance traveling.
Summer is upon us, and the only thing burning brighter than the sun is the urge to travel.
With all 50 states in some phase of re-opening, and most of America’s population itching to get out of their houses, it’s no surprise that re-inventing summer vacation is top mind for many of us.
While you most likely won’t be taking the summer vacation you had dreamed up on your 2020 vision board, summer doesn’t have to be cancelled.
Here’s some information about making that summer vacation work for you this summer!
Transportation: Is it safe to fly?
Even though domestic flights are opening up, many summer vacationers are making a different choice.
While it's tempting to get on an airplane after being grounded for who knows how many days, we suggest staying close to home and focusing on trips that include transportation that YOU can control: cars, RV, and maybe even a little houseboat trip! This summer is a fabulous time to take advantage of #lakelife and take your family on a houseboat trip.
When you decide you are ready to safely return to the sky, do due diligence when purchasing tickets. Terms and conditions for at-will cancellations still vary widely across airlines, and flights booked with points can have different rules than those booked with cash. Know your options in case circumstances change.
Destinations: Where to go
Staycations, regional getaways and day trips within driving distance are the trending travel destinations this summer.
When picking a destination where you can maintain distance, think wide open spaces and consider longer stays in one location: national parks and forests, state parks, county recreation areas, beaches, lake houses and mountain escapes.
We suggest keeping your early summer road trips within a radius of 500 miles so you're never more than a day-drive home if you need to be flexible. Circumstances change fast and fleeing a foreign city during coronavirus doesn't sound all that appealing.
When picking a destination where you can maintain distance, think wide open spaces: national parks and forests, state parks, county recreation areas, beaches, lake houses and mountain escapes.
Voyageurs National Park and Rainy Lake is the perfect spot to stay socially distant and a beautiful place to travel. With many islands and beaches to stop and relax at, why not travel by houseboat! Check out our boats to get started.
Here are some tips to consider when venturing across your state include:
While the world is still in uncharted territory, it’s natural to want some normalcy back in your life. If you choose to vacation this summer, be mindful of where you go and how you do it. Wash your hands, DON'T FORGET YOUR MASK and stay safe wherever you go.
Your nine-year-old is once again asking if he can bike alone around town, your 5-year-old is running around with chocolatey fingers, and your teenager isn’t coming when they’re called. You’re already tired from work and from having not gotten much sleep for the past eternity. Chances are, you feel like you’re about to go crazy. What you really need is a well-deserved vacation away from work and the world.
According to psychologist Shannon Torberg, vacations are very important for anyone to live a healthy life. In her article Importance of Vacation, she says, “Feelings of calm arise from time away from work and relieve stress, which allows the body and mind to heal in ways that it couldn't if it were still under pressure.” The best way to get away from the pressures of life and work is to take a break-- on vacation.
Vacations are also for families to enjoy time together. Improve your family’s relationship by taking some time to relax together. What better way to bond with your spouse and children than on a nice vacation? In fact, Tolberg says that according to a study by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services, women who took vacations were more satisfied with their marriages.
In Minnesota, there are many relaxing vacationing options, especially with the scenic lakes where you can swim, fish, and get a nice tan. One way you can do all of this is by renting a Northernaire Houseboat!
With a Northernaire Houseboat you can have you relaxing vacation away from the world on Rainy Lake. Give yourself long-needed physical and mental rest as you explore the peaceful nature of Minnesota.
Whether you want to bring the whole family or just bring one person, there is something for everyone to do. Choose from ten beautiful houseboats to spend a week on the lake. You can take a swim in the lake, relax on the houseboat roof while sunbathing, or simply enjoy the view.
If you feel like catching that prize-winning fish or exploring the forest on hiking trails, you can do whatever your heart desires to achieve the ultimate relaxing vacation with a Northernaire Houseboat.
After taking a vacation on a Northernaire Houseboat, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to face the world again. Shannon Tolberg also states in her article that “upon returning from vacation, workers are often more focused and productive.” Improve your work life, family life, and marriage and take a vacation!