Where to go for summer vacation this year
Feeling like you need a break from your apartment? It’s the time of year when cravings for vacation can creep up on all of us. If you’re feeling stagnant and frustrated with your day to day life, it might be time to get out of town for a week or more. If you have some vacation opportunities coming up, this is the time to use your creative side and hit the road.
But where should you go? Is it time for a tropical getaway, a trip to Europe, or just a staycation? Depending on your mood, your finances, and how much time you can take off, you can select the perfect vacation option for you.
If you’re struggling with your vacation options, here’s a few fun trips from our well-traveled friends on the RentCafe team.
If you’re… going big. How about a tropical getaway .. but not to somewhere as obvious as Hawaii, Cancun or the Caribbean. Consider a trip to beautiful Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory with fascinating history, beautiful beaches, great resorts and an easy exchange rate (they use U.S. dollars). You can relax, hike, surf or learn more about this fascinating part of our country that not many people are familiar with… except for its usefulness as a source of many talented major league baseball players.
If you’re … nearly broke. The staycation concept is well established now, and many communities are even remarketing themselves to current residents with the intent of showcasing the most enjoyable opportunities for local relaxation. Think about the things you always observe wistfully while you’re living your everyday life. Ever wanted to hike in that local park? Watch the birds at the lake? Try that new inexpensive restaurant? Make a list of how you could spend your free vacation time without leaving the comfort of your apartment.
If you’re… struggling with traveling alone. Consider a tour/guided vacation opportunity like Backroads, where active adults journey to fascinating parts of the country to enjoy hiking, walking, cycling, adventure activities and much more. These tours aren’t just domestic, they also take place all over Europe. Highly recommended by those who have participated, you can have your whole trip planned for you and meet some new friends while you’re on the tour.
If you’re… scared of flying. Never fear. If the flying phobia keeps you from enjoying travel, consider staying home. Grab your closest friends and plan that road trip you’ve always been talking about. Hit the nearest national park, closest next state or just drive from town to town eating at every Sonic you see. The opportunities are endless as long as you have an adventurous spirit!