Travel, as we know it, is changing because of COVID19. This is an unprecedented time for the travel industry with almost all travel destinations adhering to travel alerts or travel bans. Many have had to reevaluate and reorganize travel plans for the year and, as of this post, it is only the first quarter of 2020!. This is true for all world travelers whether they be traveling for business or pleasure. Because of COVID19, travel has been almost at a halt as everywhere around the world is under “stay home” orders, in “social distancing”, “isolation” or “quarantine”.
So, what can we do in the meantime while we are all in the luxury of our homes and in the midst of the much-needed family time with the ones we love? As far as travel is concerned, all is not lost! We just have to change our mindset and find ways to use this time that many of us think we don’t have in the hustle and bustle of our normal every day lives. I still believe that this will all pass soon enough and the travel industry will be better and improved, but for now read on about Change in Travel Plans (COVID 19)- 5 Things You CAN Do in the Meantime.
1. Make a Travel Wish List
With so much unusual time on our hands, have yourself some fun and make a TRAVEL WISH LIST. This is definitely one way to get our minds off the stress and anxiety we are all facing with at the moment. It’s a “wish list” so dream away and list down all the places you have ever wondered about that seem so interesting to you. Don’t hold back! Take your time and keep adding to your list.
2. Take Virtual Tours
After you are satisfied with your Travel Wish List, each day take at least one virtual tour of a place on your list. For instance, if Rome is on your list and you would like to check out the museums at the Vatican, you can actually google it. I did and found this link:
You can also go on YouTube and check out what’s there.
3. Find Recipes and Try ‘Em Out
One of the best things about traveling around the world is that you get to experience the cuisine of the different countries that you visit. Well, for now you can go online to find recipes and try ’em out! You don’t have to be a chef in the kitchen because that’s the fun part, and what can make it even better is that you can involve other family members to help out. Choose a destination and then choose a recipe and cook away.
4. Start Shopping for the Little Things
When you have finally submerged yourself in your little “Travel Wish List” activities, you can start shopping for the little things online. Perhaps you or a companion need some new carry on bags? Or maybe you have always wanted to invest in a luggage scale? Now, can be the best time to do so. Here are some other travel goodies that you can start shopping for: travel pillows, airplane tray covers, travel cubes, compression socks, travel tags, travel disinfectant or just anything travel-related.
5. Start an Online Business
While you are not clocking in and clocking out, one thing you can look into is starting an online business. My recommendation is affiliate marketing specifically Wealthy Affiliate. You are reading this because I have created my online business and I am completely enjoying it. And now, that I have more time on my hands because of “stay home” orders, I have more time to invest in it. The best thing is that anyone can do it! Let’s be clear though…IT IS DEFINTELY NOT A “GET RICH QUICK” SCHEME. You will have to put in some work, dedication and commitment just like any other job but you can do it from anywhere. PLUS, you can start it for free…then when you want to invest more into your business you have that option.
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As I have said before, …this will pass. Let’s enjoy the time that we have right here and now before it all goes away and we are sucked back into the normalcy of the busyness of life.
It might not be the most ideal time for traveling and many of us have to deal with our changes in travel plans but let’s make the most of it. These are just a few ways to deal with Change in Travel Plans (COVID 19)- 5 Things You CAN Do in the Meantime. I would so love to hear all your personal stories about how you are spending your time at home. Please leave them in the comments.