Happy belated Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year, and now Apocalypse??? Maintaining a website for 8+ years on the side can be rough proposition with that whole (LIFE) thing so I recognize my ridiculous time gaps on this blog feed. But since the world has exploded in 2020 I'm back to try my hand at updates while teleworking. Admittedly, 2020 has been a gut punch for all of us who ran around in their backyards dreams of being Indiana Jones one day but FEAR NOT. I've still got some ideas to offer this year, regardless of what curveballs might come next........................(Click here and scroll down) to read more.
So where do we begin my friends? 2020 has been a lot of things but I think we can all agree most of them haven't been good. The Buftravels team (aka Sierra, myself, and Frank the dog) had some big plans for 2020 like:
7 MONTHS INTO 2020.......things look a liTTLE different
Instead of relegating ourselves to self pity we decided to take the Bob Ross philosophy on life. There's no question this year has really put the "if life gives you lemons make lemonade" challenge to the test but so far there are still some possibilities out there to travel and enjoy yourself. Here are just a few opportunities that are still out there in 2020 when it comes to travel:
CALL OF THE WILD- Its time to get in touch with your inner woodsmen/woodswoman. There is not a universally held definition of camping. Instead, camping embodies the spirit of escaping everyday life and embracing the outdoors. So make it whatever you want. The point is you can step outside of your normal artificial existence and leave the chaos of 2020 out of your mind while you watch the sun rise each morning. There are 154 protected National Forests covering 188,336,179 acres (762,169 km2/294,275 sq. mi) across the country. States like Michigan, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado are waiting.
BEACHES AREN'T LOST- Sure you may have to mentally renegotiate your expectations of laying out on a warm pristine beach this year but the country still has some amazing coastline to see. I'm talking northeast and northwest. Again states like WA, OR, ME, NH, RI, and CT may give you a whole new appreciation for what ocean coastline can be while staying safe.
DON'T FORGET THE LAKES- Finally why not combine your camping trip with a visit to one of the Great lakes. Just another outstanding natural feature of our country that is highly overlooked during summer months especially. For those who don't enjoy cooking alive in 100+ degree weather of the southern states why not get some beautiful scenery and privacy by looking into adjacent states like PA, OH, MI, or WI?