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Traveling in the age of Covid-19

Healthy and Thoughtful Travel


As many of us consider a thoughtful return to travel during the age of Covid-19, one thing is for sure; nobody knows how things will play out going forward. There will be a risk/reward aspect to everything in our lives going forward, and travel will be no exception. Active World Journeys will continue to provide small group travel experiences, both domestic and international. New health, sanitation and safety protocols will be adhered to on the tours and updated flexible cancellation policies will be available for you during the crisis. 

I am constantly monitoring the websites of the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control and the State Department. Additionally, my travel partners around the world are giving me updated information on what’s happening on the ground at their particular destinations, and I am actively monitoring all travel news and updates pertaining to airlines, airports, ground transportation, accommodations, border crossings etc. 

Many of the adventures I host use nature’s playground as a backdrop and are generally away from crowds. However, there are some traditional tours that take place in cities and popular sightseeing attractions. There may be longer waiting times for places like museums and other tourist attractions as crowd control measures are implemented. Please plan on being extra patient on any travel tours and trips you may be taking during the pandemic. Everything will be impacted; and now more than ever, travelers like us will need to really “go with the flow” (safely).

Like you, I am hopeful that this crisis will pass and things will get back to some sort of normal. The strength of humanity and our shared world heritage will guide us as we navigate through these unprecedented times and carefully make plans to once again explore destinations around the globe and seek out enriching and rewarding experiences through travel.

Some scheduling updates:

  • A Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons National Park Adventure had been added for this August 10-16, 2020
  • An Appalachian Trail Lodge-to-Lodge Trek in Shenandoah National Park has been added for this September 20-25, 2020
  • The Classic Russia Tour has been re-scheduled for March 28-April 4, 2021
  • And I am excited to announce a South Africa Safari Adventure for next year – October 21- October 29, 2021

Jack’s adventures in the USA and worldwide are carefully selected and the itineraries are hand-crafted to feature nature walks, hiking, biking, tastings, cultural immersion and sightseeing.