If you were not able to take the big Caribbean vacation you dreamed of this year do not despair. Below we’ve put together 10 fun, rejuvenating travel destinations you can escape to and it won’t break the bank.
I. Go To The Beach
If you are located in a city near the ocean or the sea rent a car for the day and visit or make it a thing and stay overnight!
II. Go Visit A Historic Village
The key to this day trip is to find a village that is well preserved. Typically the people who live in historic villages are not only stewards but are also historians and can offer insight into the cultural heritage.
III. Go To A Music Festival
If a music festival sounds like a good idea consider one that is outdoors this way you’ll have to travel outside the city. This website has all of the music festivals categorized by country.
IV. Go To An Outdoor Retreat
The biggest trend in self care are retreats, such as yoga retreats or rejuvenation retreats, and they are popping up in every country. They typically prescribe total isolation which means they are often located in the countryside to minimize distractions.
V. Go Wine Tasting
While you can go wine tasting all year there is something about sitting outdoors at a beautiful estate, sipping wine and looking out over the valley. Am I right?
VI. Go Clam Digging
If you like clams and oysters the best way to experience them is straight from the water. In Point Reyes, California, a few hours outside San Francisco, fishermen along the ocean shore sell clams and oysters by the bucket. Take a load of friends and a barrel of booze and smoke your clams or shuck raw oysters and eat until the sun goes down.
VII. Go To The River
We suggest you make this day trip with friends. At the River go jet-skiing, river rafting or kayaking and after it is all over hang out at the water as the sun sets and talk about how amazing the day was.
VIII. Go Bird Watching
There really isn’t a bad time to try this sport but we hear bird watching is better in the summer months which is the time birds try and attract a mate. The bird types are plentiful and they frequently sing clearly and loudly. It is said to be a magical experience.
IX. Go Cheese Tasting
Local creameries are loaded with tourists during the summer months. Establishment owners frequently offer tours of the factory along with cheese tastings with wine pairings. The cool thing is you learn so much about cheese and wine and when you return to the city you are the life of any party.
X. Go On A Nature Walk
If you live in cities in the Carolina’s or Michigan you’ve got amazing natural landscapes right outside your city limits. Take advantage of it!
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