Despite the sluggish pace of sheltering in place for six months now, Labor Day weekend is days away and the safe vacation days are still months and months away. Summer came, and in a flash, will be gone again. And while that trend is nothing new, it certainly looked a lot different this year.
Not only did our habits around working, shopping, and eating change, but so did our Safe Vacation summer travel. Instead of international trips, many stuck close to home for getaways accessible by car. Indeed, rather thanattempt my canceled spring trip to Greece, I opted for a long weekend in Cape Cod.
And while summer may be winding down, and the novel coronavirus continues to hit the US with record force, the desire to escape the confines of our home — safely — is seemingly here to stay in one form or another. Just as many embarked on safer summer travel during COVID-19, travelers will likely book last-minute summer deals, socially distant leaf peeping this fall, ski trips for winter, and take advantage of discounted, flexible packages into next year.