06/29/2020 | News release | Archived content
Even then, tight restrictions to our national treasures will likely limit those experiences.
Campsites, parks and recreational areas will have pre-set guidelines for visitors. Adhering to the health advisories may prohibit even the most daring of travelers. Road trips are morphing into SAFE-cations.For all our shelter-in-place buddies, grab a new road map. Buckle up for safety. We've heard of 'staycations' prior to COVID-19. They're now more relevant and gaining wide attention.
Plan an at home or close-to-home adventure. Creative events bring us together in the safety net of our own backyards. Decompressing and temporarily escaping reality is what's needed for rejuvenation. Time off from the everyday 'new life normals' can breath energy in to worn and weary souls.
Themed home events- foreign movie night, cowboy campout, serenity day spa and animal photo safari are worthy of exploring. Those who've travelled the world have fond memories of cafes in Paris, museums in Rome and mountains in Switzerland. Revive those magical remembrances through newly designed travel events. Food is always central to any destination, near or far.
Prepare the foods that summon a nostalgic glance backwards to happy past travel moments.
Chef aprons, homemade dough, fresh pizza toppings and that familiar Dean Martin music lays the groundwork.
Posters, flags and photographs can paint that quaint bistro atmosphere. Table settings of bright linens, mixed and matched plates and rustic glassware secure the mood.
Local produce picks up where the physical space leaves off. Heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, summer squash, onions and fruits for dessert strike a chord for day tripping recollections.
One fine serving of peach pie or blackberry galette with a cappuccino or expresso seals the deal. Nothing says vacation like a truly decadent dessert. Follow-up with a brisk short walk and then a nap for good measure.
If cooking isn't in your wheelhouse, restaurants are re-opening with gratitude for returning business. Order something indulgent for take-out or delivery. Dismiss the notion of boring stay-at-home orders. Pitch a tent. Have a campfire. Sleep outside.