Riding out the Covid-19 Second-Wave; Options and ideas for families with school-age children
Updated: Jun 23
For those of us who thrive on looking ahead and making plans, thanks to COVD-19 the first half of 2020 has been a master class in flexibility and patience.
And of course no one really knows what the rest of the year will bring. This global crisis is truly unprecedented and scary for everyone. As we've been hearing from around the world; we are all in this together!
For families with school age children, one of the biggest unknowns is what school will look like for the 2020/2021 academic year.
While it sounds like early fall will bring at least some in person educational instruction, increasingly we’re hearing about the idea of an extended winter break that would involve online only instruction between Thanksgiving and New Years. If we’re in the middle of a second wave of the novel coronavirus, the reasoning is that this would minimize spread following students and staff celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family.
We’ve had conversations with our clients across the United States who are considering the reality of this scenario. And while we were all caught off guard by the first quarantine - we have a unique opportunity to do the best we can in planning for a second.
Can we plan for a second wave and period of quarantine?
Most airlines are offering maximum flexibility on flights booked before June 30th. If you’re planning to travel in the coming year, now is a good time to get some flights booked.
Prices are not rock bottom low right now (and candidly we don’t expect them to ever steeply discount as travel reopens). But you can book with the most flexible cancellation and change terms you will likely ever see.
Accommodations are also offering extremely flexible change and cancellation terms given the current fluidity of the pandemic situation. Thus, it is possible to book with little to no risk. For many travelers, having a plan in place offers a sense of control and reduces anxiety about what the second wave might bring.
Consider a quarantine in a longer-stay home or villa at the beach.
The timing of this second wave will coincide with the arrival of cold weather across most of North America. We’ve put together a list of destinations that are well-suited for a longer-stay quarantine.
Complete this quick form to request access to our "Riding out the COVID-19 Second Wave Away from Home" guide featuring answers to commonly asked questions and options in destinations like Nosara Costa Rica, Placencia Belize, and Los Cabos Mexico.
In each destination we’ve curated a collection of homes, villas and condos that all have strong wi-fi (suitable for working parents and home schooling children), helpful and friendly on-site concierge support, have a pool and/or easy beach access, and (of course!) are safe for family travelers.
Complete this quick form to request access to our "Riding out the COVID-19 Second Wave Away from Home" guide featuring FAQ, options, and how to get started.
We look forward to helping you plan and book your next family getaway and encourage families to book early for all 2021 travel as we expect to see massive pent up post-pandemic demand. Contact us now to get started.
COVID-19 Disclosure: It is important to understand that the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has caused unprecedented disruption to travel globally. If you are choosing to move ahead with planning future travel, prior to all countries being reopened from their initial pandemic response, your trip may be impacted by restrictions, policies, requirements and other considerations.
The timing, pacing, cost and experience of your trip may be impacted as this fluid situation evolves. At Videre Travel we are unable to predict any situation that might impact your travels. We encourage all clients to independently verify your legal ability to enter a country prior to confirming travel planned.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By traveling, you voluntarily assume all risks to exposure to COVID-19.