Talk about social distancing, we were doing it back in the mid to late eighties without even having a valid reason for it. Come to think of it we were also free camping, going off grid, having a digital detox and taking part in all sorts of other trendy buzz words and phrases, before they were a thing that had to be named to exist!
I thought I’d have fun with some old photos from one particular camping trip with today’s take on them, back when having a roadmap meant literally…well, having a roadmap. I’ve highlighted some common buzzwords and jargon phrases around today and love them or hate them I thought I would repurpose them for a lol.
Today I’d be telling you this was just parked, but this particular adventure tourism meant having an Aha moment where, as well as unpacking ideas we also had to unpack all the cases of beer in the old Troopy to get unbogged.
Finally we would arrive at our ecotourism hotspot and begin setting up our own glamping experience. Who knew that by checking out the view we were actually the precursor to #Instamodels or perhaps even influencers on our platforms.
We didn’t have to worry about a digital detox probably only an alcohol one, and the key takeaways were firewood so that we could indulge in a bit of visual storytelling and work on the bromances around the nightly campfire. Dare I say…it was Lit!
Our days were filled with four wheel driving adventures with shameless brand identity (Oh What a Feeling) and fishing, always trying to improve on our catches or should that be KPI’s. The only clickbait around was the lure you had to attach to your line to catch big salmon. The only followers we had were the social traffic of our group’s motorbikes all heading to the same fishing spot.
Then there were the networking sessions and screen time, sunscreen that is, and being many miles from civilization meant being innovative in coming up with multi-user functionality for items around the campsite. Getting on in a group camping situation meant having to wear many hats.
There were downturns, but usually only on our last day when we had to pack up, or when one of the vehicles decided to go offline. But did we learn from our experiences? Not really, the trending topic was who was going to get bogged next. At least we all kept our sense of humour and were big fans of the paleo diet before it caught on. I couldn’t vouch for it being clean eating though. Back then we were worried about going viral because of something we ate.
I had so much fun making this post and I hope it gives you a laugh today. YOLO!