While it’s normally pretty fun to write up these end-of-year travel reviews to reflect back on the year gone by, this year feels totally different. All things considered, we still did a little bit of traveling this last year. So, we figure we might as well cap off another year with our traditional travel year in review post!
Where We Went In 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada
Spearfish, South Dakota
Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming
Estes Park, Colorado
Other than our pre-pandemic trip to Vegas, we kept our travel limited to a very small radius. This is the first time in a long time that we haven’t ventured out of the US’s Rocky Mountain region. But, we were glad to have the wide-open spaces at our finger tips during these strange times.
Transportation and Accommodation
We definitely approached both of these elements of travel different this year. Our only flight was in February, when we visited our friends in Las Vegas. After that, it was nothing but miles and miles on the open road. Needless to say, we have a lot of airline credit we hope to use for future flights.
We stayed in a two actual hotels for a combined total of 3 nights this year. This is a substantial cut from years’ past. This travel year led us down the path of alternative accommodation options – one of them being cabin rentals. We stayed in two different cabins over the summer. One was located at a very nice RV park, while the other served its purpose high in the mountains of Wyoming. We also stayed in a luxury Airbnb condo, which was a great experience.
Believe it or not, we still managed to find some silver lining in the midst of all the chaos. Even better, I think we found a sense of appreciation for what we were able to do, no matter how big or small. Favorite experiences? I’ll gladly list anything we accomplished under this category this year. It’s just been that kind of year.
Least Favorite Experiences
The pandemic and everything it has entailed and encompassed this year has been our “least favorite experience”.
By Land and Sea
While travel has been severely depressed, having this blog has helped keep me from following suit. I have found coming up with content to be a welcomed distraction. Additionally, the efforts that go in to publishing and promoting each new post, as well as continually updating older content, has given me something constructive to do in my downtime.
With that being said, we have already temporarily reduced our posting schedule and will continue to do so for at least the first part of the new year. Not only is readership still down, but I will be shifting my focus to a creative, time-intensive endeavor! I’m very excited for this opportunity that has come my way and will share it once complete as it does involve travel!
That’s a wrap on our 2020 travel year. We are hopeful that 2021 is a much better, safer year for everyone!