If 2020 was the year of canceled travel plans, 2021 might well be the year of travel plans never made.
Between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, an uncertainty about vaccines and travel restrictions, and the likelihood that crowds will continue to fill natural spaces in the Pacific Northwest, it’s hard to know exactly where and how we should travel this year.
On this week’s episode of the Peak Northwest podcast, we discuss the challenges of travel planning in a strange and uncertain year, using this year’s Northwest Travel Guide as a jumping-off point to generate a few ideas.
Uncertainty doesn’t have to mean stagnation, but the unique circumstances surrounding this year will require Pacific Northwest travelers to be strategic and creative if they hope to explore our region’s most popular destinations
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:
- Travel plans already went awry for many people who tried to book campsites at Oregon state parks for this spring and summer.
- Some of our favorite picks from Jamie’s Northwest Travel Guide for 2021.
- Planning trips around the sun and moon cycles, or other astronomical events, can be a fun way to travel.
- How do you plan your travels around the pandemic this year?
Be sure to check out Jamie’s 2021 Northwest Travel Guide for some regional adventures.
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— Jim Ryan and Jamie Hale