The Groundhog Day of Traveling
I am a big fan of going back to familiar places that I've traveled to before, but I also like to explore and visit new places. I do have a couple of friends that do not like returning to the same place twice. They believe there are too many places to visit, so why go back to the same place again? While I am not that extreme about it, I do often wonder about those people and families who take the same trip every year; to the same place, at the same time of year. I realize that when you have a family, sometimes those trips are to visit family, or that traveling in the summer (primarily families) is easier since the kids are out of school - I get that. On the flip side of that, I think a lot of people would benefit by "shaking it up" a bit, and venturing out of their comfort zone. Instead of taking the family trip to San Diego or (fill in the blank), maybe it would be fun to experience the Grand Canyon in Arizona, or visit Washington, D.C. to get a glimpse of the White House, and other historical landmarks. Perhaps take a trip to visit our friends to the North, and experience the beauty of Vancouver, B.C.
Spring is finally here, and with that brings Spring Break trips, and the thoughts about summer time traveling destinations. If you are one of those who takes the same trip every year, why don't you think about a place you've always wanted to visit and make it happen. There are a plethora of vacation ideas out there to fit any budget and interest, so go ahead and visit someplace different this year.
*photo used from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/Groundhog-Standing2.jpg/220px-Groundhog-Standing2.jpg