Make a ‘National Parks’ Bucket ListThere are 62 U.S. national parks. Chances are, you haven’t been to most of them. Do some research on the parks and come up with a “bucket list” to you can start checking them off on your next trip. Don’t forget about the lesser-visited parks like Dry Tortugas, North Cascades, Isle Royale, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
Map Out an Itinerary for Your Next TripYou may not be able take a vacation right now, but we can hope that in the near future we will all be able to travel without worry. Spending this down time at home is a good opportunity for you to focus on planning your next trip’s itinerary. Whether it’s a road trip route, a backpacking route, or spending four days in a city you’ve always wanted to explore, come up with a detailed plan to save you time in the future. Plus, planning your trip now will give you something to get excited about and look forward to.
Plan a Stay-CationSince we aren’t sure how long this “social distance” thing could last, it might be a good idea to plan a stay-cation this summer. Who doesn’t love a good stay-cation?! If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it basically means “vacation”, except that you “stay” local in a hotel, bed & breakfast, or even an AirBnb. Discover what’s in your own backyard without the hassle of traveling very far.
Spend Time Reading Travel-Related BooksFiction or non-fiction, this would be a good time to start chipping away at that list of books you’ve been wanting to read. Whether to choose something travel-related or not is up to you, but here are some of our favorites:
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krauker
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic Society
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Wild By Nature by Sarah Marquis
Thank you so much for the inspiration! We live in Italy but we dream about our next trip to the States! Mila and Roberto
Patricia P. says
Thank you for your comment. Indeed, we’re also dreaming about our next trips once it is possible again. Till then, please be safe and take care. All the best from the whole team to you!