ROCKFORD (WREX) — Travel experts say there are safe ways for brief getaways during the pandemic.
These getaways largely focus on road trips that last less than four days with limited stops to limit exposure. Additionally, travelers should pack extra snacks and water to help cut out unnecessary stops. Experts stress the most important thing is to have a plan and research destinations ahead of time.
"If you do it in a smart way and keep in mind social distancing and local regulations whether it's wearing a face mask, even if you're going out to eat," said Sarah Dandashy of Ask a Concierge. "Knowing what all the little ins and outs are will just make you that much more prepared."
Planning ahead also includes looking at what safety precautions hotels have in place to keep you safe.