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How to prepare for your post-COVID getaway

Posted on April 03, 2020


Are you a travelling aficionado, or simply love your weekend getaways? Don't despair, there are plenty of things to do that will have you ready to jet-set or escape on that magical weekend when it's safe to do so. Read on for your travel planning inspiration... 

  1. Research Your Bucket List
Have you always wanted to visit Samoa, but not entirely sure what to see when you get there? Now is your time to research all the attractions you want to enjoy, as well as entirely new destinations.
Things you can do instead of travelling | Visit Samoa | Hightide Holidays

  1. Plan Your Playlist
Whether it be a drive-to destination or an international flight, having a well-curated playlist full of your favourite music will make the journey much more enjoyable! Get travel ready by putting together the ultimate playlist.

There’s nothing better than the feeling of excitement when you get in your car knowing you’re setting off on an amazing journey, and turning the volume up on your favourite song and letting the anticipation of the holiday take hold.

  1. Join the Culture Club
Immerse yourself in the culture of the destination you’d like to visit. Take an online tour of the Louvre in Paris. Watch the majestic Beluga whales, jellyfish, or African penguins in the Georgia Aquarium or visit the natural wonders of Machu Picchu online.
Things you can do instead of travelling | Virtual Louvre Tours | Hightide Holidays


  1. Eat Your Itinerary
There are many reasons we all travel, culture, history, attractions, visiting family and more, but one thing we all have in common is eating! A countries cuisine is not only unique, but a fantastic way to delve into the daily lives of the locals and truly experience a desitnation. 

The best part - you can replicate this experience at home. Here are some of our favourite recipes to try:
Bandeja Paisa or ajiaco from Colombia
Things you can do instead of travelling | Bandeja Paisa | Hightide Holidays

Make your own Sri Lankan coconut curry from scratch. It’s not as difficult as you make think!
Test your skills with an English Yorkshire Pudding recipe 
An all time favourite that is simple, but requires a little time and patience is Japanese Sushi 

  1. Get Travel Fit
Are you wanting to experience Europe? Then there a LOT of walking involved. Use this time at home to get travel fit, so when it is safe to explore the globe, you are ready to tackle a walking tour of Rome or foodie tour of Vietnam.

Find more inspiration on our Hightide Holidays Instagram on our Hightide Holidays Facebook Page (or in our Hightide Holidays Group for Members Only) or in our travel blog. If you want to travel plan with your holiday consultant - call us on 1300 769 765.  
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