DUKAP, the Staycation Experts

Can Staycations keep the virus away? Well, we can look at it this way, staying indoors keeps you safe and staycations keep you sane.  Travel and everyday lifestyles have changed all over the world.  At one time handshaking, kisses from cheek to cheek, and rubbing noses were all welcomed greetings, whether on vacations or just as normal everyday gestures. Now, wearing face masks, gloves, and giving elbow taps have been incorporated into our day to day lives. People are afraid of travelling by planes, boats, buses, and trains. Does this mean vacations are a thing of the past?  Absolutely not! Now is the perfect time to travel by car on road trips or to go on staycations.  Some advantages are:

  • No long TSA lines
  • No jet lag
  • No crowded buses or trains
  • No getting lost out at sea on a cruise ship
  • Enjoy first class service at an economy price 

  It is a wonderful time to travel because of the longer days, warmer temperatures, a world full of beautiful landscapes, and scenic views. Believe it or not, you are now able to get lower costs for hotels and car rentals.  Whether travelling for business or just a getaway with the family, travelling can now be less stressful, more affordable, and even economically beneficial for local businesses. Let us not forget, it is now easier than ever to find the perfect carry-on luggage from the comfort of your home.

First steps to planning your trip:

  • Deciding when and where you are going. Map out a detailed route, limit your daily driving distance to a specific timeframe of no more than four (4-6) hours.  You can use an APP to help you plan your trip, https://roadtrippers.com/ basic plan is free and easy to use.
  • Follow the weather reports so it doesn’t ruin your travel plans. If you plan on staying overnight at any lodgings, research the area first.  You do not want to stop in unfamiliar places in the middle of the night. 

Advanced planning and research will also get you the best rates for lodging.  If you are driving through different states, pick a popular attraction such as the Zoo, Amusement Parks, National Parks, Museums, Botanical Gardens, Mountain sides, Camp sites, famous restaurants, or whatever you may find interesting.  These all make for some excellent sightseeing along the way.  This is also a great opportunity for you to stop by and visit family and friends you haven’t seen in a while.  Make sure to call in advance, no one likes an unexpected guest.  You might even stay the night, and this would also lower your lodging costs. Be on the lookout for hotels that offer a free night after you stay more than 3 days.  

Some travelers do not like to deviate from the plans they have already set in place from start to finish, which is fine!  The goal is to create the feel of a traditional vacation.

Let’s talk about packing.  Remember, the trunk of your vehicle is limited, and you do not want to be cramped up in your vehicle with lots of luggage. Here at DUKAP, we have excellent pieces for lighter packing, yet big enough to accommodate all your belongings for a great travel experience.  Two of our most popular bags, Crypto 32 and Intely 32”. Both pieces are ideal for car, bus and train traveling. You can find all the features in the links below:

Intely 32’’ XL suitcase


Crypto 32’’ XL Suitcase


Start planning your road trip now; school is out, graduations are over, and the beginning of summer is just around the corner. Visit www.Dukap.com, for all your luggage, backpacks, essentials and start packing your bags with 15% OFF by entering the promo code WELCOME15 at checkout with free shipping in the US of course.

Now is the time to relax, spend time with your family, and get reacquainted with old friends, all while practicing safe social distancing.  Enjoy!

With love from our travel experts team,


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