In 2020, many of us found ways to get away without straying too far from home, discovering how our everyday surroundings could hold the key to an afternoon of exploration or a weekend soaking in some new scenery.

Although we’re all excited to start straying farther in the near future, we invite you to embrace the adventure of domestic travel in the meantime with an issue focused on our own backyard: Americana, come to life. Throughout the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of Inspirato Magazine, join us on a journey of hidden gem locales across the U.S., historically significant destinations, scenic road trips, staycation ideas for every region of the country, and so much more.

We’ve chosen a few snippets from some of our favorite stories in the American Wanderlust issue to get you started. Read on to discover what we love about traveling within the storied and stunning United States.

The Resurgence of the Great American Road Trip

“When the global pandemic hit in spring 2020, more travelers opted for road trips out of necessity, feeling safer in the confines of their own cars as opposed to crowded planes. Driving is a quarantine-friendly way to visit friends and family further afield, but for some, road tripping was also more than just a means to an end—it was a way to switch up the scenery and finally visit domestic destinations that have long lingered on the bucket list.”

Let Nature Be Your Classroom

“Like many parents and caregivers, this newfound time together may have you searching for creative ways to fill the time and entertain children. Keep things simple and look no further than the world outside your door. Mother Nature is an excellent teacher, plus getting kids outside helps counteract the increase of screen time they are experiencing.”

State Parks That Will Steal Your Heart

“Managed at the state level rather than by the federal government, these underdogs are well worth a visit. And there aren’t actually many differences between a national and a state park: National parks tend to be larger in size and draw bigger crowds, but that’s about it. And that’s not always a positive—especially when social distancing became a necessity in 2020. Escape the crowds and still enjoy first-class hikes, views, and wildlife with a visit to a state park.”

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