Going on a traditional vacation with a rampant pandemic is somewhat of a difficulty. Fortunately, there are numerous alternatives to being locked indoors. A camping trip is always a possibility and the safest way to travel to your destination amidst a pandemic is with a personal vehicle. In other words, a road trip-camping trip combo is the right way to go. Still, this raises another problem – one of picking an adequate route. Here are the top six suggestions for the following year. This should give you plenty of time to get everything in order.
1. Cleveland to New Orleans
One of the reasons why this tour is so high on this list is due to the fact that it’s actually quite interesting even without the original intention behind the tour. We’re, of course, talking about the musical tour. It’s pivotal that we mention that the musical aspect of the tour completely takes over one’s interest from any of the amazing sites along the way and makes one rush to get their accommodation in time for the show.
2. The Big Lap
For those of you obsessing over the outback, The Big Lap is something that you shouldn’t skip. This is definitely the biggest dream road trip, seeing as how it stretches over 15,000 kilometers of highway. It passes through all the major Australian cities like Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. For this particular journey, nonetheless, you can customize the trip in order to stay in some less crowded areas. Even with passing through all these densely populated areas, it’s possible to reduce contact with others to a minimum. After all, in the majority of the greatest cities, the traffic is reduced to only 25%.
3. Route 66
Those who plan to go on a road trip that will allow them to fully commit to the driving experience are definitely looking for the best routes for performance cars. So, what you’re looking for is an open highway in decent condition. The iconic route 66 is one such place so start considering all the types of upgrades that you could make on your vehicle. For instance, if you’ve ever considered installing high-end mufflers on your vehicle, just before this trip would be the right time to do so. Lastly, going on this journey will earn you bragging rights for years and years to come.
4. Great Ocean Road
For those who want something both impressive and safe, there’s nothing quite like the Great Ocean Road. Unlike The Big Lap, this one is a lot shorter and more scenic. The route itself is merely 243 kilometers, which makes it a nice family ride. The rainforests, cliffs and even a shipwreck are completely unique and endemic to this area. The cost of this journey and the preparation are also a lot smaller, which is amazing for a last-minute plan.
5. Perth to Ningaloo
Not a lot of these routes show love for Western Australia, which is why this entry to the list is supposed to rectify this grievous mistake. For starters, this route is far less populated than some other areas. Moreover, the ideal times for enjoying this journey is between June and September. First of all, chances are that, by this time, the pandemic will already be a thing of the past. Also, it gives you a lot of time to adequately prepare for all that lies ahead. All in all, exploring this option is always a sound idea.
6. European road trip… hopefully!
The thing is that Europe is in a bit of a problem. The area is densely populated and it’s relatively hard to find a legal camping site. This means that one would have to look for B&B lodging, which is not easy in these trying times. Remember that the majority of people went on these road trips in order to visit historic landmarks, enjoy European vineyards, etc. All of this is put into question. Hopefully, by this time next year, this will all be over with and there will be no such restrictions. It remains for us to wait and see, as well as hope for the best.
At the end of the day, you need to keep in mind that a road trip during the pandemic may not seem ideal but it’s still far more viable than numerous alternatives. Keep in mind that going on this journey may alleviate a lot of stress for you and your family. It might be just what you need under these circumstances.