Maintaining the great style hipsters are used to has not been easy in recent times, with non-essential retail shut until last month and lockdown haircuts taking improvisation to extremes.
However, things have been getting progressively better as Britain has alternatively jabbed and socially distanced itself into a position where the pandemic is, at last, starting to come under control.
All that has meant prime minister Boris Johnson has been able to announce a further easing of restrictions on May 17th, bringing with it a wide array of good news.
Of course, being able to hug your friends is certainly a key part of it, but so too is the increase in the number of travel options, as hotels, hostels and B&Bs will also be opening up again.
That means now could be a very good time to invest in some travel gear, such as hipster backpacks.
Indeed, this could be the ideal thing for the kind of holidays likely to dominate the summer of 2021, with the restricted green list of overseas destinations making the staycation a great option. After all, for much of the last 14 months even leaving behind one’s own local area has not been an option, let alone going overseas.
Backpacking around a national park is not a bad idea at any time, but perhaps it’s even more appropriate this year, which marks 70 years since the first ones were established.
April brought the anniversary of the Peak District being the UK’s first national park, but this month is the anniversary of the Lake District becoming the second of them.
Lovers of the lakes will know it has some great hostels, including very remote ones such as Black Sail Hut and Skiddaw House, not to mention a few bothies as well.
As well as the Peak District and Lake District, two other national parks also started in 1951: Snowdonia and Dartmoor.