One of the best things about living in Aspen is leaving. It’s counterintuitive, I know, but taking a vacation and then getting to come home to Aspen feels like cheating. As the coronavirus pandemic and resulting quarantine have taught us, the opposite is also true, not leaving Aspen is amazing too. When circumstances out of your control — say a global pandemic — preclude any overseas exploits, it’s time to take advantage of all that Aspen has to offer. While many travel itineraries to far flung locales were recently thwarted, there are plenty of exotic endeavors right here in our backyard to satisfy our thirst for adventure. These activities that we often overlook as locals, or save for a “special occasion,” are precisely what make staycation season amazing. Your foreign trip may have been cancelled but fear not, It’s the perfect time to be a tourist in your own town.