Considering the current circumstances, being able to travel and explore new regions has become highly improbable with traditional means. If you’re used to crowded airplanes, large-scale sightseeing tours, and spending time getting to know the nightlife of a densely-populated metropolis – think again. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to postpone most of their international travel plans, until further notice. In the meantime, the only way to safely travel and truly enjoy your visits is to stick to either local travel opportunities, or to organize getaways that will still allow you to practice social distancing. This is why an intimate family cruise or a couple getaway to the Mediterranean shores is a perfect way to spend a few weeks of your summer without surrounding yourself with crowds. Spending time in the sun, the fresh sea breeze, and enjoying the healthy Mediterranean cuisine is everything we could wish for in this moment.
If you’d rather postpone your trip until next year – consider this your opportunity to plan your adventure in detail and to make sure that you have everything you need for a memorable vacation as soon as the circumstances allow for it. Here are the travel essentials you should add to your list when you explore the wonders of the Mediterranean!
Time your trip well
Everyone perceives the idea of travel differently. Some use travel as a way to grow, others simply want to escape their routine, while some are focused on the destinations rather than the actual process of traveling. If you’re all about the destination, you should be mindful of when you organize your trip to the Mediterranean, especially if you’re planning to set sail, so to speak, and go offshore to enjoy the open sea, and not just the beaches and the historic cities and villages.
Spring and fall are ideal for any type of traveler, because it’s slightly off-season, but the weather is warm and pleasant enough to enjoy swimming and sunbathing, while you can also safely cruise along the shores. Then again, summers are the best for off-shore exploration, whereas winters are ideal only if you’re going away in order to escape the crowds – but you’ll need to adapt your agenda to stay on the coast during these cold months.
Get the most appropriate travel insurance
Now more than ever, people are deeply concerned about their health due to the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s natural to wonder about your travel plans and the necessary medical insurance to go with it. Before you make any official arrangements, do some research on the best travel insurance policies that can cover all of your medical needs while you’re traveling.
This simple investment can make all the difference in putting your mind at ease, and it comes with many perks, such as coverage in case of emergencies, evacuation, as well as cancelation, and the like.
Explore the coastline on a yacht
You haven’t fully experienced the Mediterranean until you’ve ventured off shore to bask in the open sea, the breathtaking vistas of the waves and the coastline stretching for miles on end. This is what will give your vacation that perfect touch of adventure and still ensure that you have plenty of luxe leisure time with your travel companion.
Take your time when exploring the coast on a luxurious motor yacht of your choosing, as a reliable vessel is the main component of safe and comfortable Mediterranean escapades. You can then create a perfect itinerary to island-hop, explore hidden alcoves, and stop by some of the less crowded marinas to try a seafood specialty at a local restaurant.
Tech to keep you entertained and informed
Whether you’re planning to explore the Mediterranean for a full month, or you simply want a two-week vacation somewhere on a beach – tech is your best, simplest choice to stay informed on the latest events in the world, stay in touch with people back home, and of course, have some fun! For instance, a solar charger for your smartphone is a responsible way to keep your devices charged and ready for use, without incurring a large electricity bill in the process.
Then again, an electronic reader such as a Kindle is a brilliant way to store hundreds of interesting books in a single place, so that you can freely choose your next subject without having to lug all the paperbacks with you. Of course, a professional camera or a GoPro recorder are excellent options for those of you who have a hankering for adventurous videos and images to capture your trip in and share in on social media.
Wearables for comfort and pleasure
Finally, the reason for your trip to the Mediterranean will define the wardrobe you’ll bring with you. The purpose of your clothes and shoes is primarily to let you explore comfortably, while at the same time staying stylish to elevate your trip for a fully luxurious experience. First of all, bring light layers to keep your skin protected and cool during the day, and to ensure you’re comfortably warm in the evening.
A few carefully-chosen dresses paired with a few cardigans and silk scarves will serve the purpose nicely. Of course, flats are ideal for daytime explorations, while a pair of heels is still a good option if you plan to visit high-end restaurants. A handful of accessories such as a luxe watch and a pair or earrings can instantly give a note of elegance and sophistication to any ensemble, so it’s good to have options when you’re traveling in style.
Cruising the Mediterranean on your yacht or booking a private beach house to have for yourself and your travel companion are both perfect ways to unwind and enjoy all the beauty of this stunning region. However, in these difficult circumstances, and even once they pass, preparation will remain essential so that you can truly make the most of your travels with peace of mind and everything under control. Use these tips to plan for a memorable getaway, and hopefully the planning process will keep you inspired until it’s safe to travel once again!