Spring Break Safety Tips
For years, Spring Break has been a time when most of us get to take the first real “break” from what seems like an endless season of winter blues. It’s the first time since major holidays have wrapped up and school is back in session. Yet unlike years past, Spring Break 2020 was seized from many of us by the on-set of COVID-19. And unfortunately left us with a void that we’re still trying to fill today.
Fast forward to March 2021 - after months of restrictions and fear of the unknown, people have been educated and informed and now have greater access to data and advanced health care - including vaccinations. As a result, many people are venturing outdoors as a way to calm their anxiety, ease their pain and feed their soul with something new.
While Spring Break 2021 may still look a little different than years before, one thing’s for certain - our desire to get outdoors is stronger than ever, yet we must remember and respect that while it’s our right to get outdoors, it’s also our responsibility to explore safely keeping ourselves and our fellow adventurists safe and healthy.
As you consider a 2021 Spring Break, keep the following in mind.
- Book private accommodations. Have fun and be safe kicking back in someone else’s chateau. Plus, you don’t have to clean up after yourself!
- Take advantage of grocery delivery. Don’t be afraid to roll-up your sleeves and create a home cooked, gourmet meal. Who knows, you may just find a hidden talent!
- Personal cars are the safest (germ-wise). If you must travel, try and avoid buses, trains or planes which tend to accommodate large groups of people.
- Know the local restrictions and requirements. Every city, state and country has their own restrictions, safety requirements and documentation protocols. Make sure you know all of the details and are prepared to abide before you travel.
- Pack extra. Whether it's facemask or hand sanitizer - packing extra for yourself or even a fellow adventurist is the good and safe thing to do. If by chance you’re traveling a bit farther, it’s never a bad idea to pack extra prescribed medications in case of emergency.
While many of us quickly turn to far away spring break destinations, remember that sometimes, the adventure you're looking for is in your own backyard or nearby mountain range. Near-home adventures and places like new campsites, trails and even mountain drives can give you a new view and place that you’ve been looking for. Checkout your local “top outdoor places to visit” see and visit for inspiration.
Wherever you go and whatever you do this spring break, explore safely and be healthy.