The coming year will be the year of “little adventures” according to the Lexus NX report The Art of Feeling More, as our approach to exploration has changed, with a much stronger focus on hyper-local day-tripping. This, coupled with our desire to be surrounded by nature, means that we’ve found plenty of off-the-beaten-path, secret spots right on our doorsteps.
Award-winning French photographer Floriane de Lassée has discovered how much her local area offers, especially for her creativity: “Being at home over the last 18 months, I discovered the wonders of the surrounding forest. I’ve lived in the same place for 40 years and hardly knew it. The forest is not a direct source of inspiration, but a way that allows the brain to disconnect and find peace, so that deep thinking can take place.”
A survey conducted by Destination Analysis in 2020 gave further confirmation of the ‘little adventures’ trend, as 57 per cent of those asked said they planned to avoid crowded places for their next trip, and 40 per cent said they’d consider camping, renting a motorhome and heading for more remote destinations.
Floriane believes that a distinction needs to be made between a break and travel: “People often confuse taking a vacation and travel. I always take my vacation in France. I think taking your vacation locally will be a big trend. The car will become a symbol of freedom for this kind of local or European trip.”
Getting to the best destinations requires the best transport, and the all-new Lexus NX’s driver-focused cockpit, built with the tazuna philosophy, creates the perfect experience for those looking to escape from the outside world through travel. The quiet cabin experience gives drivers and passengers the ultimate opportunity for calm and relaxation, while the head-up display creates a feeling of companionship and connection with a car that is built with comfort and relaxation in mind.
The Lexus Art of Feeling More report is available online at https://www.lexus.eu/discover-lexus//lexus-news/lexus-stories/the-art-of-feeling-more/#hero