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Summer Games

May is like the Friday of months...stay with me here. You know summer is close and you can’t help but get excited. This is the month that I start planning all my fun vacations and trips.

Some of you might even feel like it’s too late, but I promise you it’s not. Some of the best trips I’ve taken came together in May. It’s almost like a fun game, if you’re up to the challenge. The trick at this point to is nail down a few key points.

You need to know what type of trip you want to take but be open to the way the trips happens. An example of this is if you’re wanting a beach vacation. Pinpoint what general area, like let’s say the Caribbean, but let exact locations be open to chance. This way when you are searching you can find amazing deals and locations that you might not of thought of before. 

We get too attached to the exact type of vacations we think we have to take, and I get it. We only get so much vacation a year so we want it to be good but this type of planning has really always lead me to some of the best trips.

Most travel websites are built for this type of planning. The best deals happen when you aren’t tied to the exact dates and location. Again, I know this might not be for everyone, but if this idea gave you a little pep in your step go for it.

Here’s too lots of fun this summer, planned or not.

 

Till next week,

 

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Did you say Spring Vacation?!

Did you say Spring Vacation?!

I know I may be jumping the gun a little bit here but I love to plan ahead especially when we're talking about Spring Vacation. While, for most of the time, I live in the always sunny south Florida, I do remember what it’s like to live in colder climates. Where just the idea of Spring Break can warm your heart when it’s snowing outside.

One thing that can put a damper on Spring Vacation is not planning ahead of time. There are so many places to visit and adventures to take, but last minute planning can take all the joy out of it.  I have had the honor of traveling a lot and love to experience new places.

I have been keeping a list of my favorite places and best advice depending on what you want to experience. I thought it might help some of you to decide where to spend your time this Spring. Check out my ideas below and if you have some of your own ideas include them in the comments. Sharing is caring.

Til Next Week,

 

Adventure

  • Yosemite National Park (Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Paragliding)
  • Hood River, Oregon (For Windsurfing, Paddle boarding)
  • Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, North Carolina (For Windsurfing, Paddle boarding)
  • Red River Gorge, Kentucky (For Rock Climbing)
  • TransAmerica Trail (For Cycling)
  • Colorado River in the Grand Canyon (For Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting and Scuba Diving)
  • Appalachian Trail (For Backpacking)

Yosemite National Park

International

  • Krakow, Poland (Old World Charm and Cultural Attractions)
  • Cartagena, Columbia (Awesome beach town, beautiful city)
  • Budapest, Hungry (Known as the more affordable Paris)
  • Barcelona, Spain (Big coastal city with amazing art scene)
  • Nicaragua (Known as Costa Rica without the crowds)

Budapest

Beach

  • Sanibel Island, Florida (Beautiful beaches without the crowds and best shell gathering)
  • Ocean City, New Jersey (Great for kids with a boardwalk, an amusement park, and water park)
  • Perdido Key State Park, Florida (Has some of the whitest sand and emerald-green water)
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park, South Carolina (Known as Charleston’s best beach)
  • Capinteria, California (Heralded as the world’s safest beach)

Sanibel Island

Historical

  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Location of the turning point of the Civil war)
  • San Antonio, Texas (Battle of the Alamo happened here)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (The constitution was signed here)
  • Washington D.C (An obvious addition)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (You can walk the Freedom Trail and visit Paul Revere’s house)
  • Williamsburg, Virginia (Part of America’s Historical Triangle along with Jamestown and Yorktown)

Washington

 

 

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