Roadtripping/ Traveling with Rona Times

Traveling amongst the Real ‘Rona Rough times.

Be it an hour adventure or driving across states or even the country, traveling with Rona rough times,  has us needing to prepare more than just a bopping playlist and coffee. You might have to wear a mask when near people, but when out on open backroads, away from crowds, nature’s beauty reminds you that you are beautiful because you are a part of nature.

As fellow travelers, who have had to rearrange some trips this year as well as take a few emergency ones, Traveling with Rona (Covid) Rough Times…well let’s just say we miss the long lines at the airport if it means we do not have to travel in fear. Bring back the days of close standing to strangers waiting to get through security; bring back the times of handshaking or high fiving fellow travelers when the long wait was over.

Bring back the times of being packed into terminals like sardines… okay, maybe not the last one.

We like our space, but we like people too. We also really like traveling.

So does that leave us with just our road-tripping playlist and masks?


Traveling with Rona (Covid)

Road tripping, it’s a classic vintage feeling rolling down windows and forgotten roads, listening to Taylor Swift. Or some other artist, but when TSwift drops a new album, your partner will probably be nosy and blast it for hours in an enclosed space.
Only pausing to stop for anything that catches your wondrous and curious eye, or singing at the top of your lungs knowing that the people in the car are having just as much of belting out fun as you.
We thought for people that have been switching from flying to venturing out in a reliable steed, a few tips, and tricks, to help get prepared as well as energized, for a magical carpet ride to the destination of your dreams.
So if you are rerouting wedding plans to an adventure elopement or rerouting an exotic honeymoon to a visual aesthetically pleasing road trip… Let’s get onto the hacks, how to’s and what to do’s with Covid, nicknamed Rona, times.
Stormy clouds covering Rockies.

As Colorado Wandering  Photographer and Cinematographer, our priorities after getting traveling dates are:

(so we know what to pack)
-scenic views where we are headed
(so we can best plan the adventure sessions for your Lover’s Tale updates)
-weather conditions to expect
(so we know what kind of rental we need as well as what locations are accessible)
-food places
(local is best so we know what to try)
-stops along the way
(why not grab all the scenic views?)
-gas stations and restrooms
(so we empty the right tanks, and never fuel if you know what we mean)
So now that you understand how the brain works, let’s get to it!
Colorado Mountain Views, Traveling with Rona Views

First: Know where you are headed, Plan for the weather.

Seriously, this one seems like a no-brainer, but there are times where we assume the weather, based on the destination. So here is where Becca and her addiction to Pinterest come in handy.

Well, usable in being a storage bank of knowledge of how to pack layers and still be “Fashionable”.

If you do not already follow the one who styles our Bees of clients, here is her profile!

Look up destination, look up weather or at least typical weather to expect, and as Becca as been taught-

always pack or wear at least a thin outer layer, to act as a windbreak or catch light rain.

Vintage Dramatic Black and White Mountain Artwork

Secondly: You know where you are going? Good. Now, Plan Out Your Route.

Make sure you know where the following are:
-coffee/smoothie shops
 -gas stations,
and oh did we mention the food?!
So you will never be without a quick place to stretch your legs and soul, to take in a location you have never been like the pioneers of old.
As well as never being hungry for too long if snacks are eaten too soon!
(Or just overpack snacks!!!!)
Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado, Traveling with Rona

Thirdly in Traveling with Rona: Bathrooms.

–especially during this time are very hard to come by-
So we might even go as far as suggesting to call ahead and see where places are offering bathrooms. You don’t want to end up with a squirming passenger contemplating using a foreign container as a makeshift bathroom.
Or worse, no place to dispose of it.
Or even worse… no bathroom for 3 to 4 hours and no packed toilet paper.
So look up bathrooms, grab locations and addresses and make a list of stops.
Then make sure you take full advantage and don’t forget to wear a mask and bring extra hand sanitizer!
(Also it doesn’t hurt to pack a roll or two in case of emergencies…)
BMW 740i, Engagement Ring

Fourthly: Have Water and Tools in the Vehicle You Are Taking.

 You never know what kind of predicament you can end up in down the road. From sliding on snow, to tire blowouts, and weird car noises… being prepared for your trusted steed to have some issues, is better than losing adventure time waiting for a kind soul in the middle of nowhere to pop up. Also if you are renting a trusty steed, make sure to ask questions similar to the following:
“What happens if I get a flat?”
“Experience any car problems?”
“What if someone hits us? What do I do?”
Your emergency kit, regardless if you are renting or driving your own trusty stead, should have tools, as well as numbers to call, in case of any horrid events transpire.
As well as, before heading out, you need to give whatever trusty stead you are taking a good look over.
Western Colorado Views, Montrose Colorado Mountain View

Lastly:  Download Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks.

  Believe it or not, there are dead spots where you will lose modern privilege,
not to mention downloaded songs will save on data and streaming, so battery saver.
 So if you love TS or NPR, download prior to driving, anddddddd don’t ever fret in hearing the dreaded
“I’ve got 99 bottles of beers on the wall”.
When you have plenty of people joining, make a group playlist,
and have everyone add songs randomly over the course of getting read to adventure.
IF you are not in the mood to make a playlist, use ours, here ya go!
 Lover’s take the time to make a playlist with all the songs that you dance with one another,
songs that make you think about one another, and songs that were in different chapters of your Lover’s Tale.
Young Couple, Blue Mesa Reservoir
And that is how we are traveling with Rona, well road trip through these Rona rough times!
Aloha Lovers,
Where is your love taking us, next?
CO Wandering Elopement Visuals
Ben + Becca

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