Miss travelling with your family? Tips to prep for a trip in the new normal!

When you first rung in 2020, you probably made several resolutions, from self-care to professional accomplishments. And travelling and seeing a little more of the world may have featured somewhere on the list. The universe, however, seemed to have other plans. The most lasting impact of this year is that travel plans and life, in general, have changed.

However, as the nation gradually starts going back to normal, there is room for a little movement. You may be unable to indulge in elaborate travel plans like before. But with a little vigilance and care, you can venture out while taking the necessary precautions. After all the time you’ve spent around your family while working from home, getting a change of scenery will be welcomed. However, travelling in the ‘new normal’ would involve a little more preparing and planning.

Road trips all the way

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While flying has been the more convenient option when it comes to travel, it may not be the safest mode of travel right now. You may not want to risk your well-being or that of your family, even if it means local travel. This is where road travel can make life so much easier and less stressful. Whether it is driving between cities or across states, a road trip will not only reduce your exposure to others but could also satiate a little of that wanderlust you are feeling.

And with a car like the MG Hector Plus road trips are sure to be more fun. For starters, the infotainment system offers Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Bluetooth music options, so you will never get bored no matter how long your drive is. And of course, if you want to kick your driving experience up a notch, the dual-clutch transmission variant will ensure absolute ease even if you get caught in city traffic. 

Staycations and local getaways

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While things have slowly started to go back to normal, many companies and offices are allowing employees to continue working from home for their safety. And this solution offers one significant advantage; working from almost anywhere you can call home. So, if you want a change of scenery, you can travel back to your native home and work or study online from there. On the other hand, if you prefer staying where you are but still want to get out a little, day trips to local getaways could be the answer. Pick spots that you can drive to, spend a few hours and drive back home the very same day. However, since the pandemic has not yet passed, remember to take every precaution if you are venturing outside your home.  

Having a comfortable ride is a significant factor whether you are driving to your native place or heading out for a few hours, and that’s exactly what cars like the MG Hector Plus offer. With ample boot space, you can pack up the essentials and head home for a few weeks. The second-row captain seats along with the auto air conditioning system and third-row vents will ensure that every passenger enjoys a comfortable drive, no matter how close or far the destination.

A to Z preparations

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Despite the fewer restrictions and most things opening up to the public, it is essential to be prepared in every way if you are planning to venture out of your home. This means carrying face masks, sanitisers and wet wipes at all times. For longer trips, you must carry your own snacks or food, water and juices, sweets etc. Depending on how long you will be on the road, it is also crucial that you take along basic medical supplies – tablets for head and body ache, antiseptic solutions, bandaids, cotton etc. This way, you can be prepared for most unforeseen issues that may occur while you’re on the road. 

Fortunately, with a car like the MG Hector Plus, you will not have to rummage through bags to find what you need. The vehicle has several storage compartments – like the door bottle holders, armrest storage, can holders and glove box – that make accessing the essentials easy and quick.

Your car is your safe haven

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One of the best things about travelling (especially on road trips) is being able to make pit stops on the way for a cup of tea, grab a bite from a local eatery, pick up items from the nearby convenience store or just explore a new spot. However, these are things you should avoid doing at this time to ensure the safety of your family and yourself.  

Maintaining social distancing correctly can carry you to safety. Still, it is ideal to avoid any unnecessary risks, especially when travelling with kids or elderly folk who could be more vulnerable than you. 

While it is quite a change to get used to, it gets more comfortable with your loved ones around. In the end, the best part of being on a trip is that feeling of contentment, and that extends to health and safety of all your loved ones.

Stay Safe!