Family Travel: Welcome to the World of “Travel Pods”
FORBES – The COVID-19 pandemic—and the associated risks of getting too close to infectious others—has led to widespread feelings of isolation and boredom. Just as some people have gravitated to “quarantine bubbles” to safely hang out and socialize with like-minded individuals or families, avid travelers are embracing “travel pods” as a way to jumpstart their wanderlust for group travel.
The term “travel pod” (sometimes called a vacation pod) is a way to travel with others while minimizing many of the risks typically associated with group travel. These pods can include two or more unrelated couples or families, multigenerational groups, extended families, or other groups of unrelated adults (e.g., solo travelers).