Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is a place you go to take it slow. If you don’t wish to follow an itinerary and prefer not to know what time it is while you’re on vacation, this is your paradise. The locals are incredibly friendly and helpful, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the island. This is a great place to relax and spend time either alone or with your family. Enjoy the sand, sun and ocean breeze as you unwind and adapt to island time.
How does a vacation from cooking, cleaning and worrying sound? To someone who does all of these on a daily basis, it sounds like Heaven. But if I said you could also explore a new city every day, watch and entertaining show every night, and even drop your kids off to get some peaceful adult time? Hallelujah! Experience this and so much more on a cruise vacation! Cruising is the easiest vacation to plan in my opinion, and it’s also one of the most rewarding. Below are just a handful of reasons why I truly love cruising and how I definitely get all of my money’s worth.
Savannah, Georgia was founded in 1733 and was America’s first planned city. It has 24 squares that function as peaceful public parks throughout the city, and it’s fun to walk through this clean and easy to navigate city. There’s a lot of history here and it was enjoyable to discover it for myself; however, Savannah isn’t stuck in the past. The Savannah College of Art and Design located right in the heart of the historic district, and there are loads of trendy shops scattered throughout the town, so Savannah is teeming with life. Even with all of this activity in concentrated locations, it didn’t feel like a college or tourist town, so it was easy to slow down, enjoy my time, and explore.
Willkommen! Get a taste of Bavaria without crossing an ocean. The scenery and shops along with the beer and food will make you feel like you’ve traveled thousands of miles to Germany. Year round, Frankenmuth, Michigan is a great place to go for a week or a long weekend. You can have a couple’s getaway or a family vacation here, and with so many shopping and dining options there’s something for everyone.
It’s difficult to narrow down a list of top things to do in New York City to only ten. I encounter something new and interesting every time I visit the city, but these are my all-time favorites. Even better, you can see all of the sights below in a long weekend, and it’s a wide variety of experiences to give you a great all-around trip.
New York, New York! The Big Apple. New York City is like a different country to those of us from rural America. It’s the biggest city in the United States and has more skyscrapers than you can imagine. Everything is fast-paced here, so move like you’re in a hurry or get ran over. There is so much to do in New York that you can forget about seeing everything in one trip. I’ve been there five times and there’s always something new and exciting to see each time I visit. You can spend a long weekend or a whole week enjoying the city, but decide what you want to do well in advance of your trip. Most affordable lodging is taken quickly, and some sights require reservations months in advance like visiting the Statue of Liberty crown. Even if you’re flying by the seat of your pants you can find more than enough to keep you thoroughly entertained.
Have you ever wanted to take a DeLorean back in time? Well, Venice doesn’t have a DeLorean, but you really don’t need one! The romance of the once richest city in Europe can easily be recreated since everything still looks the same as it did in the 15th and 16th centuries. Don a mask, enjoy the moment, and party like it’s 1499!
Firenze. It’s the birthplace of the Renaissance and still holds much of the charm from that time. Starting at the Duomo and extending to the Ponte Vecchio, the historic center is only about a mile long. The city was designed to have curved streets so that when walking, you can’t see very far ahead, and therefore, cannot tell the true size of the city. Even though the heart of the city is small, there is so much to see.