Summer is finally here and we have a lot of lost time to make up for after 2020. Travel feels different now; you appreciate it more and take less for granted.
While travel as we know it may look a little different now, there are still plenty of travel plans that are doable and safe. Let’s take a look at the top three options for fun vacation in 2021.
We learned a lot in 2020, and a key lesson was to live life to the fullest because you never know what tomorrow will bring. There’s no time like the present to book that bucket list trip to Alaska you’ve been talking about for years.
A cruise to Alaska can be one of the safest and easiest ways to see the sights in the 49th state. From kayak tours to glacier hikes, there are adventures and stunning wildlife around every corner in Alaska. You’ll see stunning glaciers, mountains, wildlife, and so much more. When you’re on a cruise, you’ll have the additional benefits of a safe and clean place to return to throughout your adventures.
Hit the Road
If your schedule permits, take a few weeks to embark on an epic road trip up the West Coast or explore the Northeast, driving along the coast of New England. Or take that cross-country road trip you’ve been dreaming about for years. While driving has its challenges, it offers flexibility and freedom that other modes of transport cannot.
Rent a car or even a camper van to make your journey more comfortable without the worry of added wear and extra mileage on your daily driver. Map out your stops in advance, planning as many details as possible like accommodations, sightseeing and where to eat along the way. While this level of planning is time-consuming, you’ll be doing your future self a favor. If you save these kinds of decisions until the last minute as you pull into town, you’re less likely to have the patience to find the best spots and they may not be able to accommodate last-minute guests.
Join the Highpointers Club
The challenges of the past year helped simplify things for many of us. Take that a step further in your travel plans and focus on exploring the natural beauty all around you by joining the Highpointers Club. Started in 1986 by Jack Longacre, this group of travelers is committed to climbing to the highest point of each state in the U.S. These high points vary greatly in degree of difficulty from state to state. For instance, Alaska’s high point, Denali, sits at an elevation of 20,320 feet, while Florida’s high point, Britton Hill, sits at a meager elevation of 345 feet. Highpointing offers something for every skill level, and it offers a unique vantage point to see the United States from. More than a single trip, joining the Highpointers Club can guide your travels for years to come as you collect high points on your list to check off all 50 states.
Whether you decide to set sail for a bucket list cruise, drive across the country, or stay in the tri-state area climbing high points, seize the day. A life lived to the fullest is one with fewer regrets and that is something that we are all striving for.