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As we navigate the new norm of 2020—social distancing, mask wearing, and traveling—we thought it would be nice to inspire you with some safer, close-to-home travel options. Locations are beginning to open and are ready to welcome USA travelers! We realize you may not be ready to jump on a plane just yet, but these destinations are really stepping up their game when you are ready to visit.
Jamaica is known for its all-inclusive resorts, where just about everything is included. Looking for a small and quiet resort? Maybe something a little bit more on the lively and active side? We work with a range of partners in Jamaica and are confident we can find the perfect option to fit your needs.
Many of the islands, not just Jamaica, have COVID-19 testing upon arrival and/or are requesting you to have a negative test “in hand” upon arrival. I really recommend Jamaica because they are leading the charge when it comes to setting high standards of cleanliness. They are replacing buffets with new menus featuring many delicious options…Drinks are now being made to order—no more pre mixtures! Added benefit for you? You’ll experience fresh fruit flavors that quench your thirst. We can also add Club MoBay to your arrival for an even quicker and smooth entry.
Mexico is popular with travelers from all over the world. They go there for reasons almost too numerous to mention: sunshine, blue seas teeming with fish and coral, crystal-white beaches, lofty mountains and volcanoes, jungles full of exotic wildlife, world-famous museums and painters, collectible folk art, postcard-perfect Spanish colonial cities, and the breathtaking remains of ancient cultures. Others go for a less lofty (but still valid) reason—affordability. Although, you may have to venture away from the popular resort areas to enjoy big savings.
Similar to Jamaica, hotels and resorts are taking extra steps to increase cleanliness and safety for all visitors. A recent client of mine traveled to Cancun for their honeymoon and stayed at Unico Rivera Maya. They were really impressed with all the extra steps taken as part of the new SAFE program.
Sedona is a great travel destination! For many of us, it’s within a reasonable driving distance, or it is a quick flight away. One of my favorite resorts there is The Enchantment. The photos alone are enough to draw you in…so much so, that our company president saw the pictures a few weeks ago and just had to go! If you plan on being there this October, you may see him!
Does an expedition to Native American ruins intrigue you? Or would you prefer to spend your day exploring the dramatic red rock landscape? At the concierge desk, you can arrange a jeep tour, horseback trips, hot air balloon rides, hikes in the red rocks, or learn about Enchantment’s great activities program.
We Miss You, Travel
When asked what people missed the most during the pandemic, “leisure travel” was the number one answer across all countries, income levels, and age groups. In fact, 9 out of 10 people are already thinking about planning a future trip, including researching destinations and setting travel dates. That being said, now more than ever, there are many facts to be aware of, and the guidelines, rules, and restrictions change almost daily. Even the most experienced traveler can quickly become lost and confused.
At Adventure Travel, we pride ourselves on being up to date on the most recent travel information and providing our clients with the highest level of service. Even if you want to plan your trip yourself, you can take advantage of our trip validation services. Trip validation includes a consultation where we get to know you and discuss all your travel options and ideas. We then take that information and combine it with our industry knowledge to provide you with a comprehensive list of perfect travel options, current savings and promotions, and information to be aware of when planning on your own. This gives you peace of mind, knowing you are not overlooking something important.
We hope some of these options have inspired you to think of travel again. And when you’re ready, let us know—we can create something beautiful together!
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About the Author
Roxanne Buchanan | Adventure Travel Advisor
Roxanne has a passion for everything travel. She genuinely enjoys matching people with the experience of their dreams. Whether you are traveling as a couple, family, or group of friends, Roxanne is here to save you time, answer your questions, take care of the details, and make this a vacation you will never forget.