Families in need of a vacation will have limited options, even if they plan months in advance. Travel within the boundaries of a province or state is still a viable option, even if you are concerned about interacting with other people. Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy a luxury holiday in comfort and luxury while minimizing risk.

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Bypass Hotels and Resorts

Hotels and resorts are great for a holiday, but they often come with catered meals, and service workers. Consider renting furnished apartments for a short time instead. You won’t have to sacrifice comfort. downtown Toronto apartment is a great example of how luxurious short-term rentals can be. With kitchens included, it’s also easy to maintain social distance.

Renting an apartment can be a great alternative to traveling. Photo by Krystian Kóciszewski taken from Pixabay

Plan Outdoor Activities

You should prioritize outdoor activities that allow you to maintain a social distance from others outside your family. This might sound a bit restrictive, especially if you’re used to shopping, going to art galleries and theaters, or other holiday activities. But a little investigation will reveal a variety of options to get back to nature. Toronto is a great example. There are many trails, parks and beach walk. Take a picnic to enjoy the scenery, play golf or take a drive around the area.

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Enjoy nature on your holiday. Photo by Maridav, iStock. Getty Images

Eat Out As Little As Possible

You shouldn’t need to eat out anymore if you have a kitchen. It’s not as luxurious as you think, but it does have its benefits. You can choose what you want to eat and you have full control of the cooking process.

Renting an apartment or a home for your holiday can be a great way to make meals part of your vacation. Photo by Drazen Zigic via iStock. Getty Images

If you decide to dine out, limit the risk. If you do decide to dine out, limit risk. Take-out or dining at establishments that have outdoor tables are good options.

Shop Smart

Fewer shopping trips, whether you are at home or on vacation, mean less contact with others and less risk of infection. Plan your meals and then base your grocery list on it. You can even have your groceries delivered right to your front door.

Delivering groceries to your holiday destination is a great way to protect yourself and make it easier. Photo by Kiwis from iStock via Getty Images

Try to plan for contingencies when packing. You should avoid having to go shopping in an “emergency situation” to get essentials you forgot to pack. If you are planning a luxury holiday, you may want to bring along some home comforts that you will enjoy during your trip.

Spend A Little More on Comfortable Masks

Face masks can be uncomfortable to wear. luxury masks are a big hit with consumers. Reebok and Asics brands are popular choices, and consumers agree that these masks are both effective and comfortable. You should treat yourself to a designer mask before your holiday.

Spend a little extra on a colorful, fun mask that you can wear both on vacation and every day. You can wear a surgical face mask underneath the decorative mask if you want. Photo by Maryviolet, via iStock. Getty Images

It’s not your usual holiday? You can still have fun

While on vacation, it’s important to listen to the health professionals’ advice. You can’t relax the way you used to because you have to keep yourself and your family well. For those who want to escape the four walls of their home, a safe and luxurious holiday is possible. Make sure you enjoy your self-catering accommodations. While you’re at it, mask yourself up, sanitize and enjoy your vacation. Wander has a list of places to visit in Canada, as well as our suggestions for a vacation that is pandemic safe.