With COVID-19 still dramatically impacting travel, my adventure south of the border takes on a sense of experiment to see how all the new protocols are working. As you can see from the below 5am picture at the new Harvey Milk terminal at SFO on a Thursday morning, i was not alone. My connection was via LAX where everything has changed. LAX is currently the largest public works project in the US. Every stone that can be touched is under construction so much so that American has moved most flights from its terminal 4 to Tom Bradley (see above). Benefit of all that change was that I got my steps in for the day. Note to self – avoid LAX for the next few years.
I want to address the 🐘 in the room and acknowledge that any decision to travel these days is a very personal one. Each passenger has to come to his/her own terms in assessing risk and ones’ own risk tolerance. After careful evaluation of all factors, I made the decision to go on this adventure for professional and personal reasons I will share throughout this week away.
Chief among the professional reasons for me are the aforementioned new CDC protocols for covid-19 testing before returning to the US and the just announced required 7-day quarantine upon arrival back home. Another one was driven by several of our lodging partners whom offered to showcase their properties and procedures.
My first stop for two nights is the Hyatt Ziva all-inclusive resort in San Jose del Cabo. This family friendly property located in the hotel zone along a non-swimmable beach is a short ten minute walk away from the city center. Rooms are comfortable, contemporary in style and the hygiene protocols are highly effective. My first 24 hours here were exactly on target. Stay tuned for more details in my next blog as it is pool time now.