Vacations might have been delayed during the spring and summer due to stay-at-home orders and concern over the coronavirus pandemic. But some people are making plans to travel later this year for a change of scenery and to take advantage of deals in high-demand locales, according to research conducted by the vacation rental online marketplace Vrbo.
Working remotely and home schooling grant people flexible schedules to get away in the late summer and fall, sometimes staying away longer than usual, according to Vrbo.
The travel trend has a name: Flexcation.
“This summer, we’ve seen countless families switch to road trips and rent private vacation homes instead of taking traditional vacations,” said Vrbo president Jeff Hurst in a news release.
He said families that travel outside of peak seasons can try new experiences, “like seeing the mountain leaves change, catching the first snow of the season or visiting the beach when it isn’t as hot.”
Before you go, check govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19 for the most current travel recommendations and best practices to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Also read 10 things to consider before going back outside during the coronavirus pandemic in Oregon.
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