Drawn to the outdoors in the post-vaccine summer of 2021, Neal Esserman, 72, of Redondo Beach, California, ventured up to Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska, to fish. The trip was so wonderful — he returned home with 70 pounds of filets — that he and his wife are planning to return this summer. But this time they’re going bigger, bringing their daughter and son-in-law along and splurging on a floatplane outing, for instance.
“It was so spectacular and so fun, I’m going to take it a step further,” Esserman says. “After being under house arrest [for so