We’ve done a lot of traveling to really interesting places all over the world, but this summer we visited the U.S.A. Calling it our staycation, we climbed into the car and headed south, toward Asheville, North Carolina. With only the barest of itineraries — an overnight at a Virginia plantation and a few wet cold nights in a log cabin by the Blue Ridge Mountains — we took a leisurely drive down the Skyline Drive.
We pledged — to ourselves — that we wouldn’t be connected, no internet. Well, only when we got lost. We went dark. Our aim was to get up in the morning and do whatever popped into our heads. We took strenuous hikes, foraged for mushrooms and visited local farms, for produce and fruits.
With the ringer on our iPhone off, we put out an “out of the office” message in our emails and stopped reading the newspaper for a while, and the world didn’t stop. We knew our friends and family would still be there when we got back. And so it was.
Please share with me your staycation ideas.