Some of your summer travel plans may be up in the air, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plot and plan for later! Summer may look different this year because of covid19, but there are still options to travel and shake up the long days.
You might have to get a bit creative.
Have you ever had a staycation? If you can’t or don’t want to travel too far, take the time to explore your city! Pick a cool or unique hotel you’ve always wanted to check out and book a few nights there. Maybe they have a rooftop pool or revolving restaurant. Whatever it is, make sure you take advantage of that fun feature.
During the day, venture out to new places. Is there a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try but never got to? Go there! Seek out museums and indoor sites you haven’t gotten around to yet. If restaurants are still closed, grab takeout and head to the hotel and watch tv. Museums closed? See if they have a virtual tour.
Sometimes just being in a new place for a few days is all we need to rejuvenate and refresh.
Feeling like getting a little further away? Explore your state! Most of us haven’t taken the time to travel our state and see what others come to see and do. You may have been to the BIG national park, but have you been to all the national monuments? State parks? Random weird tourist traps?
Go find those places and have fun! You can make silly memories from taking photos at the world’s largest ball of yarn or random dinosaurs on the side of the road. All states have plenty of these weird attractions.
Ready to venture further away from home?
Why not take a road trip and go camping? You can plan a route and find campgrounds along the way to your final destination. Spend time outdoors, seeing what national and state parks have to offer during the day and relax by the campfire at night.
Campfires are great for making dinner, but my favorite is s’mores! Who doesn’t love s’mores? You can even get creative with them. Instead of chocolate squares, sub in your favorite candy bar. Reese’s cups are a great alternative, but any mini candy bar would work. Imagine a Mounds? Coconut, chocolate, and marshmallow. YUM.
Camping can be as basic or extravagant as you want. You don’t need a ton of equipment, or you can go crazy. Basics are a tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensils, food, and water. Plus firewood and a lantern or two. Upgrade your sleeping and take an air mattress. It’s so much better than sleeping on the ground.
There are so many travel options to fir any time or budget constraints you may have. Sometimes it takes a little bit of creativity or thinking outside the box. Try something new this summer!
What candy bar would you try in a s’mores?
Get your free guide to taking better vacation images here and get your camera (or phone) and document your trip!