Whether you are an experienced camper, or someone looking to spend some casual time outside and avoid the quarantine blues, travel during the time of COVID-19 can seem like a daunting task. However, with the right preparation and gear, this can be the summer of endless adventures! Here are our top tips for planning your road trip during COVID-19.
Before anything, it is important to decide on your destination. With COVID-19 affecting regions to different degrees, be sure to investigate the status of your location options. The last thing you want after packing and preparing for a weekend away is to arrive at a closed destination and reroute your entire plans. Always be sure to keep up to date with your state’s closures to ensure you make the most of your travels.
After deciding on a location and ensuring that they are open to the public, be sure to look into possible restrictions and regulations. Many popular destinations are requiring a reservation, and are limiting certain activities to maximize social distancing behaviour. If a specific hiking, fishing, or swimming spot is your reason for choosing a spot, then definitely stay informed on their posted closures and restrictions. It is also important to pack extra hygiene and sanitation products, including face masks for entering any indoor facilities.
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During COVID-19, parks are encouraging campers to keep their distance from one another. One of the best ways to do this is to have a well-designed tent. Napier’s lineup of vehicle tents utilize the space of your truck bed / SUV hatch to add extra sleeping areas or storage space without needing additional space.
With many services and materials being restricted to try and limit contact, it’s a good idea to prepare anything you may need beforehand, and be ready to navigate the grounds using directional signage upon arrival. This includes things like having printed maps or having adequate supplies to limit the need to stock up at nearby stores.
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With the current border restrictions, and international travel being put on hold, there is no better time than now to explore the beauty of your local areas. During a time of indoor isolation, it’s important to get out and be active, or simply relax and get some fresh air. Whether it’s camping, fishing, BBQ’s, or picnics, Napier has products that are sure to enhance your time outdoors.
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