As the country begins to reopen, we'll keep publishing news to help you navigate the state of travel today (like whether travel insurance covers the coronavirus), as well as stories about places for you to put on your bucket list once it's safe to start going more far-flung.
Who hasn’t toyed with the idea of radically downsizing to a picturesque cabin, complete with blond-wood floors, stainless-steel appliances, and assorted design magazines? Usually, the daydream ends when you remember that you need a place to put your books and skis and children.
That’s where Getaway, founded out of Harvard’s entrepreneurship lab, comes in. It’ll let you live the tiny-house fantasy with less commitment: $99 gets you a night in an Instagram-worthy, 160-square-foot retreat tucked into the woods.
The catch: you don’t know where you’re going until the day before, only that it will be a secluded location within a two-hour drive of Boston. (Plans for New York City and San Francisco are in the works.) Part of the reason for secrecy is to prevent you from stressing over your trip.
Getaway doesn’t even want you to have to shop: they’ll stash ingredients for meals for an extra fee. Book a spontaneous night or two, then return refreshed to your regular-size life.