Traveling in 2021 – separating fact from fiction

Nov 3, 2020

Travel Notes

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When it comes to travel during this season, we’re finding that most people just aren’t quite sure what to expect. And that makes a lot of sense, because there’s a ton of misinformation floating around the Internet these days. Our team has traveled throughout this weird and wild season and we’re here to give you our on-the-ground-perspective of what it’s REALLY like out there. Here’s the real deal:

Cities are open for business

We’ve talked to a lot of folks who assume that cities are closed and we’re here to tell you that’s not the case. Every city we’ve traveled to is open, ready to welcome travelers to hotels, restaurants and attractions. Each destination has it’s own city and state guidelines, so we’ve seen some differences from city to city, but overall it’s easy to explore when you’re ready.

“Cohorting” makes group travel simple

If you’re an educator, you probably heard the term “cohort” or “cohorting” as you made plans for this school year. According to the CDC, cohorting forms groups of students, and sometimes teachers or staff that stay together throughout the school day to minimize exposure for students, teachers, and staff across the school environment.

For travel, that means that students in the same cohort or group don’t need to social distance from each other when they’re together on the trip – whether they’re on a bus, in a hotel or out exploring a destination. The group stays safe by staying together, following both the safety guidelines of the place they’re visiting and our own BRT safety protocols.

It feels more normal than you think

This has been the most surprising part of traveling during this season – it just feels so normal. Everyone we work with has returned from trips marveling at how nothing felt that different. We’re all used to wearing masks and following safety guidelines in our everyday lives, so doing the same thing on the road feels about the same.

It’s important to us to keep traveling, so we can give accurate, real life guidance to our clients and colleagues. Traveling during this season also helps us develop safety protocols that keep our travelers safe, whether they’re on the road or on the town. If you have questions about what travel looks like in your dream destination, we’d love to give you all the latest information. Here’s how you can reach out – we look forward to hearing from you!

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