Travel Ideas for COVID-19
Get your outdoor fix
1. Bring your mask
Have a mask ready to go so that you can put it on if you have to pass near people. I found that 95% of the time I spent in the parks there wasn't another person in sight, but that other 5% of time when you had to pass by another person can feel much safer by just putting your mask on for the 30 seconds. It minimizes exposure, but it also minimizes the aggravation of wearing a mask during your entire hike.
2. Hand sanitizer
Having a small bottle handy can help when entering visitor centers for information or when touching railings that are highly trafficked.
3. Plan your time of day
Call ahead to the park and see what times are less visited. In general, going earlier in the day tends to have less traffic as well.
4. Bonus tip
Don't forget to plan ahead for the weather! Hot days or rainy days can ruin an otherwise perfectly planned adventure!