Thanks to COVID, travel these days has become a bit unusual. While U.S. domestic travel has largely returned to full bore freedom, masks notwithstanding, (non-emergency) journeying to many other countries is still almost non-existent. I have been itching to go to the Swiss Alps and Argentine Patagonia for going on two years now with no significant apparent loosening of restrictions in sight.
As some confirmed night owls and insomniacs reading this may have noticed, I recently appeared on ABC TV’s Nightline.
Aside from simply showcasing my good looks (Ha!!), the story made a serious and thoughtful point.
Social media, and especially Instagram, have contributed
very significantly to over-crowding in our National Parks and other federal
lands originally set aside for their ability to help us re-connect with Nature.