Dubai dreaming? We are with you on that plane but pooper alert, neither of us have the funds!
Yes, that sucks because it means we have to say goodbye to the hiking, experiencing the famous Dubai mall, speedboating, red dunes and camel safari? Wrong! You may not be able to experience Dubai but that doesn’t mean you cannot still have as much fun here in Nigeria.
Rich in culture and ethnic diversity, blessed with natural wonders and top tourist attraction sites, Nigeria has much to offer for a vacation as the next country. Then there is the other challenge, there is a pandemic ravaging the world, how do you get to enjoy your vacation? Holidays during the coronavirus pandemic may sound crazy because you cannot do many things that you love but here are fun and safe activities you can do while vacationing during this pandemic period.
Visit the beach
Thank God the beaches are open once again! We have all missed Mother Nature and what better way to have a feel of her than a visit to the beach! Considering you were cooped up in your home during the lockdown, having the freedom of the open air and sea is a good vacation idea. While beaches may be your usual go-to when planning a trip, they may not be the safest option if other people have flocked to the area.
While the water itself isn’t thought to spread the coronavirus, shouting to others in your group and singing along with music are known to spray respiratory droplets, which is how the coronavirus spreads. Therefore, remember that it is still important to stay 6 feet from others and practice social distancing, even while outdoors. Practice universal mask-wearing when social distancing is not possible.
Rent a vacation home
You could have a weekend getaway with your close family or pals to get away from the dreary days of the pandemic. This vacation idea allows you to spend bonding time with your loved ones without doing it in a space where you feel restricted. Experts have agreed that vacation homes are safer than hotels in this pandemic period.
While there is no question hotels are working diligently to keep their hotels clean and sanitized, Airbnb has a huge advantage given that the renter is generally the only one occupying the propertyDr. Neil Brown, K Health’s chief diagnosis officer
Plan a socially distant road trip during COVID
Traveling by road during this pandemic seems the safer way to travel as it limits exposure when compared to mass transit, trains, and planes. The best part is that if you feel sick or uncomfortable during your road trip, you can always head back home anytime.
Back in the days, planning a road trip meant packing your bags, queueing up a great playlist, and stocking up on food.
If you and your loved ones are more adventurous, you can decide to go camping to spend more time outdoors. Camping saves you the cost of hotels or private lodging as well as make it easy to avoid crowds. The beauty of camping is that it affords you a charming level of rustic charm where you can control just how much, or little, you encounter the rest of the world.
Organise an online game night
Traditional game nights involved having your friends over but now that there is social distancing, that doesn’t seem so wise. That does not mean you cannot still have your game night albeit remotely. Choose your favorite games and play them online with your friends. From monopoly to scrabble, there are several online games you can have with your friends and still have as much fun. Don’t forget to order snacks!