I honestly wish that our naive hope that with the turning of the calendar our lives would return to some kind of normalcy. Especially the normalcy that allows us to adventure all over the world. Unfortunately, that's really not the case. While some restrictions are going away, others will probably stick around for the foreseeable future and more restrictions are sure to be put in place as the situation continues to develop. Where you are able to travel may soon depend on your willingness to take a vaccine. I am not going to get into politics on this page, I just want to state the facts as they are. This change in the circumstances of travel and the social norms of how we travel will alter the entire industry most likely for decades to come.
Now some are predicting that when the end of the lockdowns, there will be a mass boom in travel as everyone who has been shut in their homes for nearly a year or more flees to see and experience something new. Others are predicting that the return to travel will be much more gradual as people become comfortable with coming out of their homes and interacting with the general population again, much less leaving the "comfort" of their familiar hometowns to explore other regions.
For those of us who haven't really stopped adventuring, travel experts are predicting that we will be traveling to bigger cities and warmer climes at the end of the lockdowns. Part of the reason for this they argue is that we were visiting more remote and easily socially distanced regions in the last year. If that's true, then I'm in a little bit of trouble, because lilmissbearpaw Blog focuses primarily on traveling to some of the most remote areas in the United States because I'm in the state that according to Urban Dictionary is a myth, Wyoming.
However, I don't think the warmer climes and bigger cities are going to be for everyone in the near future. In my opinion, this last year has brought new attention to the unexplored and often overlooked parts of the world. We started focusing more on places that mass groups of people don't usually go to, either because of their lack of amenities or their lack of limelight. We found hidden gems and rediscovered not just an adventurer's spirit but the excitement of being a discover... a trailblazer.
As we continue into 2021, I'm going to continue exploring the hidden gems right here in my home state and I'm really excited to share with you some of the new ways I hope to do that! Wyoming is so full of beauty, history, and mystery I'm not disappointed at all to be sticking a little closer to home for the foreseeable future. In fact, this year is most likely going to include my adventures of buying, owning, and living in my first home!
What adventures are you looking forward to in 2021? Are you planning your vacation yet? Mountains or beaches?
Thank you, fellow adventurers! You can follow the lilmissbearpaw blog page on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @lilmissbearpaw for sneak peeks into upcoming posts and my adventures. This will also be a great place to share your own adventures!