See how one intrepid woman turned a pandemic layoff into a road trip for the ages…

Kristin Jenn has seen a lot of the United States. Like, for real… a lot of it, and normally she’d spend April-October showing it off to hundreds of happy travelers as a travel director for Trafalgar.

Yeah, not this year.

As the tourism industry ground to a halt in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, freshly-furloughed Kristin had some options. She could sit in her home and sulk or she could hit the road.

She chose to hit the road, and lucky for us, she chronicled the entire thing over on her perpetually upbeat and cheery blog, the Joyful Travelista.

So whether you’re wondering how to tackle a solo road trip safely during these weird times or you just want to live vicariously through her journey, we think you’ll dig these articles. She’s got a little something for everyone… from learning how she packed and took a seat out of her little car to the pure joys of some of our best national parks and everything in between.

Head on over to her blog and take in a little travel zen today.

Oh, and if you’re looking for an epic road trip for 2021, we WANT YOU to come along with us on Route 66!