With COVID-19 testing requirements lifted and mask mandates ending, travel is back in full force. While pandemic memories are something most of us want to forget, there are some COVID-induced travel trends that remain relevant. Meet 10 pandemic pivots that are worth holding on to.
Get out of town fast
Sticking close to home was a driving factor in pandemic vacation choices. High gas prices and airline hassles are keeping a spotlight on getaways that are easy to reach.
Surrounded by farms and rolling hills, Troutbeck is a boutique resort only 90 miles from New York City that feels a million miles away. Relax in a hammock under shady sycamore trees and watch butterflies frolic with the gentle rush of a stream as your soundtrack. It’s no wonder Emerson and Thoreau were frequent guests of the original owners.
Seasons express themselves fully in this corner of the Northeast, adding up to year-round escape potential. A fabulous restaurant, swimming pool and sauna are bonuses.
More travel trends:
- National parks are a balm
- Hotels with outdoor options
- Retro motor lodges
- Residential neighborhoods as a vacation base
- Eye candy outdoor art
- Rooftop lounges
- Picnics are popping up
- Long-term vacation rentals suit digital nomads
- Upgraded airline seats