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In order to keep the number of COVID-19 infections low, summer is probably going to look a little different this year. Don’t let the virus totally dampen your fun, though. There are ways to maintain social distance, while still enjoying nature and the warm weather.

With theme parks like Disney World and Water Country USA closed, you might need to get a little creative for your family vacation this year. You don’t have to totally cancel your plans, however. A change in pace and scenery might actually make this one of your most fun and memorable trips.

Turn that frown upside down, and try to make the best of a difficult situation with these tips that will help you and your family have an enjoyable summer while still maintaining social distance.

Take your vacation on the road

Nothing beats the great outdoors. One of the reasons people love exploring nature is that it gives them a little bit more room to breathe. Right now, that’s exactly what people need! Camping like usual isn’t ideal, because of the shared public restrooms and other communal spaces.

That’s why buying an RV and taking a small road trip could be the perfect vacation solution! Maybe you have a friend that has some extra property that they wouldn’t mind you parking on and enjoying the surrounding woods and hills. You probably already have canned supplies ready to go.

When you purchase your RV, you’re going to want to make sure that you find the best RV extended warranty possible in case your RV runs into any repair costs due to mechanical failure. Now—more than ever—it doesn’t hurt to be a little overly cautious. When you’re looking for a warranty, make sure the insurance company that backs the company you’re choosing has a B rating at the minimum.

Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau is also an indicator of a solid warranty choice. Get outside, away from everyone, and enjoy the sun and splendor of summer.

Take a dip in the pool

If you’ve been debating for years whether to put a pool in the backyard, this summer might be the best time to do so. Ditch your expensive swim club membership, because there’s a great possibility they won’t be able to open until late into the summer.

Pools don’t always make the value of your house go up, because some might see it as a liability. However, with the right safety features, and other factors—like living in an environment where you can use the pool most of the year—you can actually increase your home’s value over six percent. To keep your pool secure, make sure you hire a pool fence company to keep unwanted guests from swimming and your children safe from any unexpected mishaps. If a fence doesn’t sound visually appealing, you can accomplish the same thing with a custom net or safety cover. Float around in your own private oasis for a paradise away from other people.

Bring your family reunion into the 21st century

Summer is a time for extended families to gather and recount the year. Sometimes, it’s the only time you all have in the same place at the same time, so totally canceling the event might be very disappointing. Even though you can’t all meet face to face, on the day of the scheduled reunion, create a Zoom meeting, so you can all be together, even if it’s just digitally. Technology can be trickier for older people in the family. Make sure you set up a test call earlier in the week so that the main event will go smoothly. If your elder family members know how to check their email or Facebook and have access to a camera or microphone on their tablet or computer, it’s actually quite straightforward. Just send them a link, they’ll click on the link, and soon they’ll be greeted by the whole family.

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