You know what a staycation is—but have you heard about the toe-dip trip? According to the vacay experts at Travelocity, a toe-dip trip is the shorter getaway you take to build back your travel confidence levels.

The pandemic put your extended travel plans on hold. Nearly a year later, you’re ready to get back in the swing of things. At least, you’re maybe, sort of, kind of ready.

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Safety is key and you may not be 100 percent ready to schedule a major family vacation yet. Don’t stress. Here’s where the toe-dip trip comes in. Think of travel as a big, kind of cold swimming pool. You don’t want to dive in with wild abandon. At the same time, you really, really want to go for a swim. Instead of cannonball-ing or swan diving in, you dip a toe into the water. The toe-dip trip follows the same principle. Start small, build your confidence, and wait until you’re ready.

Melissa Dohmen, travel expert from Travelocity, explained the toe-dip trip in a press release, “We may be dreaming of that big bucket list trip, but what travelers are actually planning so far this year are visits to familiar destinations nearby, weekend getaways or road trips and beach trips.”

If you’re not sure where to go on your toe-dip trip, the pros at Travelcity note the some of most popular picks for families in 2021 include Orlando, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Big Bear, Lake Havasu City, Oklahoma, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

—Erica Loop

 

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