Archives

    June 2018 (1), May 2018 (3), April 2018 (2), March 2018 (1), February 2018 (1), January 2018 (2), December 2017 (5), November 2017 (3), October 2017 (1), September 2017 (2), August 2017 (2), July 2017 (1), June 2017 (2), May 2017 (2), April 2017 (3), March 2017 (2), February 2017 (2), January 2017 (3), December 2016 (5), November 2016 (2), October 2016 (1), September 2016 (1), August 2016 (2), July 2016 (2), June 2016 (2), May 2016 (3), April 2016 (1), March 2016 (4), February 2016 (3), January 2016 (3), December 2015 (6), November 2015 (2), October 2015 (5), September 2015 (4), August 2015 (2), July 2015 (1), June 2015 (4), May 2015 (2), March 2015 (1), February 2015 (2), November 2014 (1), October 2014 (2), September 2014 (1), August 2014 (3), July 2014 (1), June 2014 (2), May 2014 (5), April 2014 (7), March 2014 (2), February 2014 (3), January 2014 (3), December 2013 (1), November 2013 (6), October 2013 (5), September 2013 (9), August 2013 (4), July 2013 (7), June 2013 (4), May 2013 (10), April 2013 (3), March 2013 (7), February 2013 (4), January 2013 (5), November 2012 (1), May 2012 (1), December 2011 (1)

    Best places to visit on a summer vacation

    By: Christy V. Temple

    Okay, it’s summer time again officially now and you know what that means. Yes, it means summer vacations are upon us. So, whether you are wanting to go near or far away, it’s time to start thinking about where you would like to go to spend some time with friends and/or family away from the hustle and bustle of work. To help make this process easier I have decided to do a little research to see what are some of the best places for summer vacations. Here is what my research has shown.

    Okay, so this first list is taken from the Travel Channel’s online website and it looks at the Top Ten Most Searched Summer Destinations. Here they are in numerical order starting backwards with 10.

    10) The Bahamas

    9) Miami

    8) Catalina Island, California

    7) Mackinac Island, Michigan

    6) Ocean City, Maryland

    5) Amsterdam

    4) Virginia Beach, Virginia

    3) Bora Bora

    2) Dubai

    And finally, at long last, the number one researched place for a summer vacation is: 1) Hawaii

    Okay, so now you have some idea of what the most researched places are for vacations. Now, let’s take a look at what are the best places for a family vacation.

    According to the US News and World Report travel site, here are the top 20 Best Summer Vacations in the USA:

    1. Boston
    2. Seaside, Oregon
    3. Steamboat Springs
    4. Nashville, Tennessee
    5. Portland, Oregon
    6. Portland, Maine
    7. Seattle, Washington
    8. Bar Harbor, Maine
    9. Sonoma, California
    10. Grand Teton National  Park
    11. Cape Cod
    12. Surfside Beach, South Carolina
    13. Hilton Head, South Carolina
    14. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    15. Newport, Rhode Island
    16. Outer Banks, North Carolina
    17. Golden Isles, Georgia
    18. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
    19. Glacier National Park, Montana
    20. Mount Rainier National Park

    Well, it’s obvious to see that there are plenty of places to go in the good ole’ USA and things to do in the summer months. These are but a handful of places that are highly recommended. However, you don’t have to take my word for it or anybody else’s for that matter. All you need to do is decide for yourself where you really want to go and if you have money in the budget to take a trip. If you do, then what are you waiting for? Take off and see the sights and forget about everything else at home. In life, we all need to learn how to relax and calm down. This is your opportunity to do just that and you should take it seriously. We all should take it seriously because life is too short and we need to enjoy every moment.

    So, now that you have a plethora of places to think about and choose from. Get going and enjoy your summer travels. Until next time, arriva derci, bon voyage, happy trails, etc., etc. Also, if you ever need to pick up a travel guide to help you get around your destination, just stop by the Daviess County Public Library and take a look at what we have in our travel section. We have lots of Fodor’s guides and other travel books that might be a big help to you especially if this is an unknown destination.

     
     
    Red Pixel Studios Website Development