Spring Fever? Roam Safely With These Ideas for Outdoor Lovers

Is spring fever making you want to get outside and roam? Us too, and we've got some fun ideas that will spark the travel bug instead of germs for outdoor lovers. With a little planning there are more than enough ways to safely enjoy activities and natural attractions that fulfill your adventurous spirit and also fit within the realm of the pandemic. 

Of course, you'll want to continue to wear a mask and social distance on outings. And don't forget the perfect companion, your ViroShield Travel Bundle to keep the germs away. From fresh scents inspired by nature like lavender or citrus in our Hand & Surface Spray to eucalyptus in our natural Bug Repellent, our natural protective products will equip you to roam outdoors germ and bug-free on your next exciting trip.

Day Trip Near Home 

All kinds of fun trips can be experienced in a day and create some of the most memorable stories. Hop in the car and venture off for a family-friendly hike nearby. It's a great way to stay active, reconnect, and recharge. And if you're lucky, you might get to see some wildlife too. For adventure lovers close enough to the ocean or a lake, a day trip filled with kayaking, paddle boarding, or surfing checks all the boxes. 

It might be a little early for fruit-picking season, but it's a great time to start planning a day trip to a "u-pick" fruit orchard where, in states like California, late spring-early summer is one of the best times to go. From cherries to peaches to berries and plums, you get to enjoy delicious fruit and quality family time. Just Google u-pick farms near you for locations.

Other Ideas for wandering close to home include packing a picnic and going to see the beautiful wildflowers in bloom, visiting a national park, or seaglassing on the beach. Exploring the nooks and crannies of streets as you wander off the beaten path in the city is another great way to day trip.

Go Out and Explore Your Own Backyard

Need ideas for a spontaneous adventure minus the planning? Pack a lunch along with an outdoor game, and ride your bikes to go have some family fun at a park you've never been to. Take a stroll around town discovering new things and photographing them with fresh eyes, and while you're out why not grab some fresh fruits and veggies at a local farmers market? You don't have to go far to explore. For many of us, some of our fondest memories are created in our own backyard.

Get Off-the-Grid

How about a road trip to get off-the-grid? If tent camping, glamping, cabins, and star gazing are your thing, Hipcamp is a great option. You can reserve a campsite on private land, a night in a vineyard along a river, or other beautiful places far away from it all, including germs. 

Pack up the RV if you're lucky enough to have one, or rent one along with camper vans and travel trailers with options like Outdoorsy. It's a fun way to travel and a great way to decompress as you stop to take in the scenery at vista spots along the way to your destination. 

Plan a Solo Trip

If wanderlust is calling, venturing out on a solo trip may be just the ticket. Plan a Solo Vacation Day is March 1, so what better time to get to it? Solo trips include some great perks. Escape it all, get some much needed alone time and reconnect with yourself while you experience wide open spaces, relaxing getaways, and hidden gems all on your own terms. 

Jet Set Somewhere New

If your itinerary has you jet setting within the states or to one of the few international destinations that are a go, check for current travel requirements from the CDC as well as your airline, such as COVID testing before and/after arrival, as well as any quarantine requirements for specific destinations. 

And don't forget to keep your Hand Sanitizer within reach in your carry-on for protection in the airport and on the plane. A quick spritz on things like door handles, arm rests, tray tables and more can help keep germs away. It also fits within the TSA's 12 oz hand sanitizer allowance still in effect at the time of writing this in February 2021. For more on this, plus tips to shield yourself while traveling you can read our blog here.

Pack Your Travel Bundle

Whether you plan to roam in a more urban or rural setting, the ViroShield Travel Bundle is a must-have for day trippers, road trippers and anyone adventuring out. It includes one each of our Hand Sanitizer exceeding FDA requirements with 75% Isopropyl Alcohol, Hand & Surface Cleanser with 70% alcohol and naturally protective essential oils in the scent of your choice, and our non-greasy DEET free Bug Repellent Spray, made with pleasant smelling essential oils designed to keep pesky bugs away naturally

So go ahead and explore, wander off the beaten path, and stay safe on your next outdoor adventure with ViroShield! We've got you covered...literally.