preloadCheapflights COVID-19 Tips

As we face the realities of COVID-19, it’s easy to feel a little lost. And the idea of travel may seem so far away. But that’s why we’re here, to help get you the information you need so you can dream now and travel later. As travellers ourselves, we’re looking forward to dusting off our passports and striking out again. But until that day, we’re spending our energy preparing ourselves for that future amazing trip.


Here are some tips on how to prep for future travel from home:


Tip 1: Empower positive thinking


This will end. You won’t be stuck at home forever. So use some of your energy to plan for the future – and think about your ultimate vacation. Relaxing on sunny shores? Striking out on your own to a new city? A non-stop culinary quest? Lay all your dreams out there and see what sticks.


Tip 2: Learn a language


Use the time you have now to enrich yourself in preparation for that future vacation. Apps that offer free ways to learn a new language can help. Got kids? Find videos like this one that help them learn key phrases with song.


Tip 3: Refresh your skills


Treat it like training. In order to stay fresh for that epic future vacation, find classes on Skillshare that cover things like packing light for a long trip and how to make exciting travel videos.


Tip 4: Watch prices


While we’re not sure what the world will look like in the near future, we are sure that there is a future where you confidently step on a plane to a place you’ve always dreamed of visiting. Whatever that destination may be, set a Price Alert (here’s how) to track prices for that far-away, but hopefully not too far off trip.


Tip 5: Explore through sound


Some of our favourite podcasts take us to new and exciting places, while we’re doing everyday tasks (like folding clothes or brushing the cat). Top of our list are: Travel with Rick Steves (for expert insights and advice) and the Skift Podcast (for industry friends). 




Because we’re travellers, we know that in these unprecedented times, it’s easy to focus on all the things we wish we were doing. But, also as travellers, we know how important it is to seize every opportunity to experience the world, even if it’s from the comfort of our homes, so when the time comes to travel again, we’re ready for it.




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About the author

Oonagh ShielContent Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!

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