Did anyone else notice the amazing change in weather this weekend? We we definitely did. In fact, we officially put our AC unit in our bedroom window. Ladies and gents, we are ready for the summer months aheads! And with this arrival of the unofficial start of summer comes the official countdown to some of our bigger trips.
Two of our longer trips will be happening in the next three months; we will be spending about a week in both Seattle, WA and Hilton Head, SC.
I have been to Seattle once before, but only for 24 hours 11 years ago. I’m more than excited to head back to this amazing city with Phil, who has never been. We’ve heard July is the best time to visit and that’s when we will be heading west, as an extension to a conference I will be attending. Pike Place and the Space Needle await!
On the other hand, neither of us have been to Hilton Head, SC. I have been to Charleston, SC and Phil has been to Myrtle Beach, SC but we are really exciting to head to the beachy dunes of one of the most picturesque towns on the southeast coast of the US. We’re hoping to make a couple day trips to Savannah, GA while here as well. We always love ourselves some southern hospitality and biscuits.
Additionally and weirdly enough, between these larger trips planned this year and limited concerts and dog sitting jobs, we have almost every weekend open this summer. While extremely exciting, we are still aware that these larger trips make a bigger dent on our wallets. As such, we are thinking of taking more day trips to local hot spots.
The locations below are a few of the places we have our eyes on as we head into the summer months ahead!
On one of the few weekends that I am dog sitting, Phil and I will be close to the amazingness that is Newburyport, MA. And though we frequented this location on more than one occasion in the late winter/early spring, we can’t wait to see it come to life over the summer months. So ready for some cocktails on patios overlooking the water.
One of the very first day trips we ever did was to Kennebunkport on Memorial Day about three or four years ago. The downtown was full of people strolling around eating lobster rolls or ice cream. We rented bikes here and road around all day along the shores of the beach and through the winding sea-side neighborhoods. We can’t wait to go back to experience more of this town’s charm.
Stowe, VT or Woodstock, VT
Having visited both Stowe and Woodstock in winter a couple years ago, we have been dying to go back in the warm summer days. We were lucky enough to experience Vermont’s hospitality in winter and participate in cold weather activities while we were there last. We would love to see the Green Mountain State to, well, see this state when it is actually green instead of covered in white fluffy snow. From hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, and maybe even camping, this state has a host of options for those looking for some rest and relaxation in nature.
The Berkshires, MA
This destination has been on our radar for a while now, and we have yet to get out to the western most part of Massachusetts. We have heard of the amazing restaurants, outdoor activities, and culture thriving in this part of the state. If we can get up early enough, we’d love to make it to this unknown part of our state at least once!
Acadia National Park, ME
Home to some of the most amazing sites in the Northeast, we are due for a trip back when half the parks aren’t closed and the rest aren’t covered in snow. We can’t wait to head back to eat, drink, hike, swim, kayak, and sight see our way through this National Park once more.
Where are some of the places you have been this year? We’d love to add them to our list!