Still hoping to take a summer vacation?  Then take some advice from Hall of Fame Baseball Player William "wee Willie" Keeler.  Keeler played for the Yankees in the 1890's and retired after 19 seasons with lifetime batting average of .341 which puts him in the top 15 all-time.  The secret to his success?  His motto -  “Keep your eye on the ball and hit ‘em where they ain’t,”

So how does that help you with your vacation?  Simple.  Vacation "where they ain't!"

If you're hoping to still be able to take a summer vacation this year despite the pandemic, what kind of trips would be safest?  An article in USA Today featuring editor-in-chief Cindy Richards, suggests taking day trips, like driving to the nearest state park, forest preserve or beach, checking first that they'll be open and what activities are permitted amid the pandemic and choosing the places not everyone else is.

She also suggests renting an RV or a beach house for the weekend. If you'd feel more comfortable at a hotel, Richards says it would be a good idea to disinfect the room when you get there, put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door, and decline housekeeping.

Another idea is to take road trips to visit family members, or do a house swap with a friend or relative who lives somewhere else. Visiting outdoor landmarks is also a suggestion, but not ones that tend to have large crowds.

As Richards says, "It's really about being smart about where you choose...You’re not going to be able to go to the bucket-list places that are crowded."


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