Editorial illustration for Utah Adventure Journal article titled Stop and Smell the Reno Hotel. A selfie addicted dad experiences Instagram-induced FOMO (the fear of missing out) at the end of his family vacation of hiking and biking in the California Redwood Forest. Meanwhile, his little boy declares that their stop in a cheap hotel in Reno is the best part of the whole vacation.
As a former kid, I can relate. I remember spending most of my time outdoors in nature, both at home and while on family vacation. Hotels, even cheap ones, were always fun. I can’t say I ever actually preferred them, but the novelty factor alone made them stand out. Who doesn’t love tiny little bars of soap?