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Ideas for Vacation Destinations

Not sure where to go this summer? Sometimes, it's good to think outside the box and try something different. Here are some tips and ideas on vacation destinations.

1. Lakeside Cottage

There are lakeside cottages to be found all over North America. These cottages offer more than just scenery; many such destinations might be near historic sites, or even near shopping centers (some lakeside cottages feel remarkably remote even though they are close to the city). Lakeside cottages may also offer water fun, like water skiing, canoeing, and/or fishing. Hiking and nature exploration are another activity that is often part of a lakeside cottage stay.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

Hazlet Cottages on Carlyle Lake

Carlyle, IL

Doc's Lakeside Cabin

Jonesboro, IL

2. Rent an RV

There are so many places you can go in an RV. I may not be doing this one, but you can make it a simple camping trip or do something more elaborate.

Here are some ideas for vacationing in an RV:

-Park your RV in a forest or wilderness park and camp. You can hike during the day if you like and just use the RV as a home base.

-Drive somewhere new every day, staying overnight in RV parks. This may be a good compromise for those who like to be on the go and those who like to stay put - you will be in a different place every night, but in the same "rooms."

-Choose a destination such as Disney World/Land and park your RV in a park nearby. Then you can spend the day at the theme park and come "home" at night.

-Sight-seeing can be fun in an RV. You can take a tour to see landmarks, historic sites, "world's biggest" this or that, etc. You could also do a theme park vacation, visiting various amusement and theme parks. You won't have to worry about hotel expenses, but you will need to plan to make sure there's a place to park your RV.

If this is your form of transportation for the summer, please make sure safety is on the top of the list, and do not pick up strays.

3. Horseback Riding

Have you thought about taking a horseback riding vacation? It could involve riding on trails and camping outside, or it might just be a daytime event. You can put together an interesting vacation around horseback riding, such as staying on a ranch and riding somewhere different each day. This is one activity I absolutely love. Now, if your partner is not into horses, but he or she is willing to partake at least once, find a destination that would be a comprise to you both. Below is one of many places you can look into for a getaway.

Cowboy Trail Rides (This location is on about 30 minutes from the strip of Las Vegas.)

Las Vegas, NV

4. Cruises

Head for the waters for a luxury cruise to your not so run of the mill ports. There are destinations to exotic ports such as Copenhagen to Oslo, Oslo to Stockholm, Stockholm to London, and other places. I'm not going to lie, this cruise is expensive, it starts at about $10K. But if you got it, do it. You can however, grab the family, love one or your secret love and take a regular cruise to the regular destinations (Bahamas, Puerto Rico, etc.) and spend under $1200 per person.

Whatever you decide to do this summer. Have a fun and be safe. Comeback here and show me some photos. You know I will be showing mine, unless that one doesn't want to seen. XOXO

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