With current travel restrictions and a new heightened sense of uncertainty around traveling, more people are likely to opt for local adventures or fast weekends away. This is a far more accessible choice than intercontinental travel, mainly because you can skip the airport and simply drive somewhere in your car.
These days, there is a clear desire to escape from the high-pressure city life that so many live. In fact, it is estimated that by 2030, 87 percent of the US population will live in urban areas. This thirst for the rediscovery of nature can be quenched easily, and for little money, with micro-adventures.
Companies like Airbnb are hosting intimate groups of no more than 12 to “epic, off-the-beaten-path locations,” where they are immersed in unique cultures and communities that would be hard to reach on their own. Airbnb says that participants will be able to “learn, make personal connections, seek challenges and grow.” While Airbnb is the biggest name attached to this trend, there are many other small businesses positioning themselves to serve travelers once social distancing ends.