Sure, buying a plane ticket and escaping to somewhere AMAZING sounds fantastic, but let’s be real – we can’t all do that! Sometimes we just need to put our day to day routines on pause and find a change of scenery in order to recharge our batteries a little. If you can’t make a grand escape somewhere exotic, here are a few ways to shake things up a little and get away without actually getting away.
Camping is a GREAT way to recharge! One, because chances are, you have campground close by. Two, it’s an inexpensive way to escape reality and Three, it’s an easy weekend trip. ReserveAmerica.com is a handy resource to find places to camp. Just decide what part of the world you would like to camp, and find campgrounds in and around that area.
We did this last minute on labor day weekend. We found a site in a campground nearby and went for a night. While it would have been nice to stay longer, it was still a lot of fun and a nice change of pace!
2. Take a Hike
Hiking is a fun way to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. A quick google search or alltrails.com will help you find a hike nearby (or wherever you prefer to go) that suits your needs.
3. Explore Towns that Surround You
The internet makes finding cool new places a really simple task. All you need to do is search! Find areas that are around you within a reasonable distance that you haven’t been. Sometimes the best places really are closer than you think. Make it a day trip!
4. Discover Unique Shops Nearby
This might sound weird, but I get really excited when I find a really cool coffee shop. Why? I just love a good latte. Maybe you do too. Or maybe you prefer a neat antique shop. Take a walk and see what local shops you may have missed.
5. Utilize TripAdvisor
I’m not getting any sort of compensation for talking about TripAdvisor. I just plain love utilizing them to find great new places! Look up the top places in your area. Or, look up the top places in a town close by.
Have any other ideas? Feel free to comment below!