No one thought at the beginning of this new decade, that the world will shut down in the first quarter of this year. COVID-19, which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has now spread all across the world. To stop the spread of coronavirus, the government of various countries, including India have implemented a nationwide lockdown. This lockdown can only be lifted if the number of cases comes down. Due to lockdown, some of you may only be dreaming of the next time you can leave your home for a trip and not for essentials and grocery shopping. Who said to drop your dream of planning a trip in lockdown? But before you start planning, make sure to buy travel insurance, as it will help you face any problems when you will be on the trip.
Given below are some tips that you can use to keep your travel dream alive during the lockdown:
Create An Inspiration Board
There is no better time than this to seek travel inspiration for destinations that is far beyond your reach. Do you want to go to a chilling mountain or the tropical paradise or an adventurous jungle safari? Choose where you want to go to after lockdown ends and create an inspiration board. You should put pictures of the places you are interested to go. You can take help of the popular social media sites such as Instagram and Pinterest to get started searching for far off vacation spots. It is advisable to travel to Indian destinations port lockdown, as it will show support to Indian based tour companies and travel-related organizations and will eventually enhance our economy.
Do A Thorough Research On Your Next Destination
Once you have selected your destination, make sure you research that destination thoroughly. Take the opinion of tourists who have visited that destination, do search about what is the best time to travel there, what is appropriate in their culture and what is not, what kind of food native people eat and can you eat that, and finally do a search about what are the top attractions that you can visit there. Doing this will give you an idea of what to do and what not to.
Map Out A Budget
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the economy of various countries has been hit very hard. That's why the budgeting portion is very important when you plan a trip. Use this time to research and gather the average costs of transportation, activities, food, and accommodation. Doing this will give you a rough idea of how much you need to save for the trip. You can start saving from today and see how long it will take to save your budgeted amount. Make sure to do some changes in your plan, if you are getting over your budget.
Plan Your Itinerary
Once you've done all the above-mentioned things, start planning your specific itinerary. Keep seasonality and timeframes in mind while planning your itinerary.
The tips mentioned above will surely keep your dream of traveling alive. Also, you should get a travel insurance for a smooth and secure trip.