During these trying times when most of us are working remotely and barely leaving our homes, we need to remember to take care of ourselves, physically and mentally. One of the best ways to take care of our mental selves is to check out – for an hour, a day, a week or longer.
In one hour you can walk around your neighborhood.
In one day you can drive to a state or national park and take a hike.
In one week you can drive to a more distant state or national park and hike, fish, camp, explore nature, get fresh air, see beautiful sites and forget about work.
Camping with your immediate family (the same people you spend every day with while you are working from home) can be safer than staying in a hotel. Cooking your on food at a campsite can be safer than dining in a restaurant.
And for the ultimate adventure, consider renting a RV and taking an extended vacation. Most RVs are equipped with refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, beds and baths, so you can eat and sleep in the same place each night, while driving to a new and interesting place during the day.