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You’ve got three days off in a row… what are we going to do with it? You could do nothing… that sounds relaxing, right? But then your life is simply a pattern of working and not working, over and over. But what if you took a vacation?

 

There Are Real Benefits To Taking A Vacation That Involves A Change Of Scenery

When you take a vacation that doesn’t involve travel, you’re actually not giving yourself the full benefits of a vacation. You’re not getting the mental, emotional or physical benefits that come with taking a break from your everyday life.

But when you travel to a new place, you get to experience all of those things and more. You get to see new sights, meet new people and explore new cultures. Not only does this give you a chance to relax and rejuvenate, but it can also be an eye-opening experience that helps you learn more about the world around you.

Planning a trip can be fun and exciting, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to take a great vacation. You just need to know where to look for the best deals.

 

There Are Places That Provide Such A Change, Even Though They’re Not That Far Away. 

When it comes to travel, most people think about exotic locations that are far away from home. But there are actually a lot of great options for travel that are close by – you just need to know where to look.

If you’re looking for a change of scenery, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, consider checking out some of the smaller towns and villages near where you live. There are often amazing things to be discovered in these places, and you can often find great deals on accommodations and activities.

Another great option for close-by travel is camping. There are many beautiful places to camp in the United States, and you can often find some great deals if you book in advance.

Other options that you might find close to home include local options for festivals and concerts, as these often include some great events that are just a short drive away. There could also be destinations you might not associate with your region, like local wineries or distilleries that offer tours and tastings, enclaves of artists and craftspeople, unique historic sites or geographic formations.

There Are Places And Experiences That Are Far Away That Won’t Break The Bank.

When it comes to affordable travel, the United States has a lot to offer. If you’re looking for an amazing travel experience that won’t break the bank, consider some of these options:

  1. Visit a national park. America is home to some of the most beautiful and iconic national parks in the world. From Yosemite to the Grand Canyon, there’s something for everyone. And best of all, most national parks are budget-friendly destinations!
  2. Take a road trip. Hit the open road and explore all that America has to offer. There are endless possibilities when it comes to road trips, and you can find great deals on car rentals if you book in advance.
  3. Visit a state park. Similar to national parks, state parks are often free or low-cost. State parks offer the beauty and natural wonder of national parks – just on a smaller scale.
  4. Travel to a nearby city. You don’t have to go all the way across the country to find an exciting travel destination. There are amazing cities close to home that offer unique attractions, entertainment opportunities and more.
  5. Check out local art galleries or museums. Many communities offer free or low-cost access to art galleries and museums every day of the week. Some even offer free admission for certain hours in the morning or on designated days of the month!
  6.   Look for a cozy Bed & Breakfast in the mountains or on the coast.
  7. Themed experiences: into ghosts or history or  the great outdoors? There are a lot of themed experiences that you can take part in that won’t break the bank.

 

And Then There Are These Options…

If you’re looking for a unique and affordable travel experience, consider some of these weird and wacky ideas:

  1. Visit a haunted house. There are many haunted houses and attractions around the country that offer great deals on tickets.
  2. Explore Forgotten Heritage Sites that are often overlooked by tourists, but worth checking out. 
  3. Visit a farm or ranch.
  4. Visit an Old prison. Many cities have historic prisons that are no longer in use – these can be great places to visit and you’ll often find deals on tickets and entrance fees.
  5. Take a Lighthouse Tour. Travel through several small coastal communities to visit their local lighthouses. There are often discounts on tours and you can learn more about the history of these structures.

 

The point here is that it’s good to get away. Life should be about more than going to work, coming home day after day after day, and for most of us our vacation time is a “use it or lose it” deal. Don’t waste it… make the most of it. Think of something that inspired you as a kid. Your favorite movies or books. That odd fact you heard once and were never able to get out of your head. Then build a vacation around that, or which at least evokes similar emotions. In the process, you’ll recharge your batteries, refresh your soul, stimulate your mind and possibly find some new things that interest you.