Surviving Lockdown: From #StayHome to #traveldreams
These last few months have been nothing short of stressful. As the world began locking down in an effort to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19, plans have been placed on hold. Weddings postponed. Vacations cancelled. Jobs lost. Economies on the verge.
#postlockdown life looks a lot different than before. Travel isn't at the forefront of people's minds right now. The focus is bringing in money to pay bills and put food on the table.
For me, though, it's been about getting things done around the house and spring cleaning the business accounts. That meant a revamp of the website before relaunching in time for Nevada to start the gradual rollback of restrictions.
When the governor announced May 9 as the start of phase one of the Road to Recovery, allowing businesses to open with certain requirements in place, everyone was out the door.
When Walmart was the only place people could go, now they can hit the parks, restaurants (to a certain degree, hello, #socialdistancing), and get their hair and nails done with appointments.
When everything really opens up again and people are working, travel will return to their minds.
As we've seen through the pandemic, travel agents have again come to the forefront of the industry, as they can help clients navigate the ins and outs of the current state of travel, including who's plans for opening when and when cruise lines plan to start sailing again.
For me, though, while planning for long haul vacations are at best a year out, those weekends away at #LakeTahoe will be most welcoming. #ZephyrCoveResort is beautiful no matter what time of year it is. This is what I can't wait to get back to. This is the normal. And this is what I miss the most.