trivago Travel Tips: All You Need to Know Before Getting Back to Travel
Step by step, our lives are getting back to normal (or at least in the direction of the “new normal”). With the world coming out of hibernation, our desire to pack and go out to explore new places and experiences is only getting stronger, right? Planning an upcoming trip these days can be rewarding, but also full of challenges. We want to equip you with all the information you need, so that whether you choose to stay home or check in, you can feel secure in your travel decision.
From current travel measures to ideas for weekend getaways, here on this page you’ll find an aggregation of travel tips so you can make the best travel decisions, even in this uncertain time. Ready, set, go!
1. Get to Know the Travel Regulations
First things first: before planning a trip, the first thing that you need to check is the travel regulations that are currently in place – not only in your destination, but also in your city of origin. Be aware that the travel restrictions are constantly changing at super speed and they can vary from country to country, or even city to city. Stay informed before traveling by checking official government websites, as well as the COVID-19 Travel Database – developed by leading travel brands, including trivago.
2. Choose Wisely Where to Go After Quarantine
Remember: you don’t always have to go far from home to find a special place. The US is so vast that simple trips from Friday to Sunday can be enough to provide you with unforgettable experiences, without the need of taking a long vacation or a flight.
Travel without leaving your city
Yes, you read that right. You don’t need to leave your city to have an unique travel experience during the weekend. A good option after quarantine is to do what’s called Staycation – a vacation nearby your home. Book an amazing suite with a private pool or an in-room Jacuzzi – and feel like a king or a queen in your own city!
Get out of the tourist track
Instead of going to large and famous touristy cities, take the opportunity to explore some hidden gems in your state. Places with outdoor attractions and/or nature activities are preferred. The national parks are great places to get away from the crowds and breathe some fresh air!
3. Define the Right Type of Accommodation For You
There are so many accommodation options out there that sometimes it’s hard to define which one is the best. While there’s no magic formula for this, there are some aspects to be taken into account when choosing where to stay after quarantine:
- Are you still feeling insecure about meeting people and sharing common areas with other travelers? Renting a vacation house or apartment can be the best option.
- Do you want to enjoy outdoor activities without the need to step out of the hotel? Give preference to large resorts, with plenty of space and amenities to enjoy with the family.
- Do you want to have a romantic escape, far away from the kids? There are plenty of adult-only hotels around the country to choose from.
- Dreaming about Summer vacations? Book a stay at a nice beachfront hotel and enjoy the “vitamin sea”.
4. Book with Flexibility
We know that flexibility is key during times like these and if you do need to travel, free cancellation deals are available to you on trivago. There, you can continue to browse deals and compare prices from the major booking sites – just be sure to double check the exact terms of cancellation on the booking site you choose. We want you to be able to make the decision to stay or go when the time is right for you.
5. Still Don't Know Where to Go?
Dreaming about a family trip, a romantic getaway or perhaps even a solo retreat, but still don’t know where to go? Here you can find a series of articles that will provide inspiration for you to decide where to travel without having to go far from your city or take too many days off. Whether you’re in California, Texas, Washington, or somewhere in between, you can definitely find amazing destinations for a weekend getaway!