5 Summertime Getaways you Never Thought About

 green01   October 4, 2012

It’s easy to get into a vacation rut. Every year you head to the same city or resort and you do the same things that you did last year and the year before. Or maybe you try to change things up and head to a different location but still find yourself engaged in the same activities. But there are some amazing and unusual summertime getaways that you’ve probably never even thought of. And the great thing about these summertime adventures is that you don’t have to plan every last detail to make sure that you are getting the most out of your vacation time. These wonderful and fun getaways do most of the planning for you! All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

African Safari

African Safari

African Safari – Source

The great thing about an African safari is that you can plan one according to your schedule AND your budget. You can go for a safari package or have one custom made. Depending on how involved you want your safari to be, you can stay in tents along the way or motels. Either way you will be up close and personal with the wildlife in Africa while also emerging yourself in the culture. And with guides who know the area like the back of their hands, you will have the benefit of combining adventure with safety.

Castle tour of Ireland

Dunluce Castle Ireland

Dunluce Castle Ireland – Source

There’s nothing like taking a step back in time and really enjoying the history of a country when traveling. And what better way to do that then to actually stay amidst the history? There are numerous castles in Ireland that have been restored and turned into hotels. Can you imagine anything more decedent that touring Ireland and staying in a castle at each stop?

Canada Train vacation

Train Vacation

Train Vacation – Source

When your vacation starts, you want to get the most out of the time. So do you really want to spend a day driving to your destination? Or being cramped in an air plane? With a Canada train vacation, the travel part of your vacation is actually a fun part of the whole experience. You get to see the startling Canadian wilderness in all its glory as you travel the Rocky Mountains,c or you can opt for something a bit more urban, like a trip from Toronto to Montreal. You can have a completely relaxing vacation on the train or incorporated it into a larger vacation. Either way there’s nothing like a Canadian train ride to kick start some summertime fun.

Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey – Source

Have you always wondered what it’s like to stay on an actual battleship? Well, you can! This decommissioned battleship does double duty now as a museum and it floats, and a very unique hotel of sorts. You can stay overnight and get a real feel for how sailors live. Located near the Camden, Waterfront from Center of City Philadelphia, visiting Battleship New Jersey is the perfect way to learn a bit about American history while having a really cool time.

Treehouse vacation

Treehouse Vacation

Treehouse Vacation – Source

If you have kids this will be a great vacation. There are several resorts around the world where you stay in luxurious treehouses that are fully loaded. Two of the better known treehouse resorts are the Hana Lani Treehouse in Maui and Out’n’About Treehouse resort in Cave Junction, Oregon.  These are not the treehouses of your childhood. They are complete and luxurious accommodation that just happen to have been built in trees.

When vacation time rolls around in the summer it doesn’t mean that you have to book the same hotel that you do every year and head to the same attractions. Any of the above list will provide you with a unique experience and a fun and relaxing getaway.

Guest post by Kara Taylor. – Kara Taylor is a self-proclaimed travel fanatic who enjoys hiking, exploring new places, and visiting lake holidays. Her favorite is a holiday in Lake Louise Canada

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