For many of us 2020 has been a year of transitioning and acceptance of a new way of life. If travel played an integral part in our lives prior to this year, the limitations we now face can be frustrating but not futile. Although, we look forward to returning to favorite vacation spots, we realize we have much to discover near home.
We have a chance to reimagine our ideal family vacation, a girls trip, boys trip, or getaway with our partner. We find ourselves researching camper rentals and road trips in America instead of faraway overseas destinations.
We have mountains, lakes, rivers, oceans, deserts, world-class food, rich history, and more, all waiting for us right here. This is our chance to explore places we have never been.
As countries slowly open their borders we will be there. Nicole and I are both taking surf trips to Mexico this fall. We cannot wait to surf our favorite secret surf breaks on the East Cape, as well as, Old Man’s at the Cabo Surf Hotel, go to Flora Farms for fried chicken night and visit the beautiful Four Seasons Costa Palmas.
However, before we wax our surfboards we plan to pack our Clarita duffels and take a road trip to the funky town of Taos, New Mexico. We plan to horseback ride, visit galleries, dine at Lambert’s (one of our favorite restaurants anywhere!) and take in the incomparable sunsets. New Mexico is not called the Land of Enchantment for nothing!
So this fall, here is to travel. To returning to the familiar and to discovering the new, whether it be a new place or just a new way of seeing things.