With the world shut down, airlines ceasing services and hotels shutting down, travel plans have simply stopped. While I normally have dozens of trips planned, I have been cancelling our trips one after the other as the airlines change schedules and the news continues to get worse.
I have no desire on being on a plane at the moment. The close quarters with a bunch of strangers who are potentially carrying this virus is stressful.
However, while the world is fearful at the moment, the reality is that this will not last forever. While there have been many talks about flattening the curve in two weeks, the fact remains that this virus will be around for a while. While we hopefully won't be confined in our homes indefinitely, I would guess that we likely will be home for the next 4-6 weeks.
After staying at home for this length of time, I would guess that most of us will want some fresh air and get away from their house. While planes and cruises are going to be off-limits for a little while longer, the ever popular recession coined "stay-cation" will likely come back in full force.
Instead of getting on a plane, perhaps a road trip or simply heading to a local resort will become the new normal for at least the foreseeable future.
Considering that this will likely be my plan, I have been perusing Interval International and RCI to see their availability. Not surprising, availability has been unbelievable. Almost everyone has cancelled their trips for the next 3-4 months which has provided some opportunities for those who want/need to get away from the house.
While California is currently on a shelter in place order, this will not last forever and do foresee that things will begin to lift in the next 3-4 weeks. The Four Seasons Aviara is a tough timeshare to get into as it is one of the nicest throughout the system. Here is their availability for the next couple of months.
Here are some great weeks at the Four Seasons Scottsdale:
While I strongly advocate staying at home for the foreseeable future for the benefit of the world, there are some outrageous opportunities for some great weeks at some great resorts. I know that we are all likely ready for a break from our house and each of us will have their own comfort level for wanting to travel, I do encourage you to review some of these available weeks and bring back the stay-cation or road trip.
This type of timeshare availability does not come around often and if you have a timeshare in your backyard or one that can be easily reached by car, this could be a good opportunity to get out of house, support the travel industry and take advantage of this rare occurrence of being able to get a week at almost any resort desired.
Please post below some of the weeks that you may get!