4 Outdoor Vacation Ideas for this Next Year

It’s still summer, but it’s hard not thinking about potential travel plans for fall and winter at the tail end of this year.  There are so many awesome trips to embark on, but little time to go on them.

When contemplating new vacation ideas, it’s always a good idea to focus on outdoor involved activities for your holidays.  Whether you spend time at the beach, camping, or snowboarding, the outdoors is a key element of your vacations.

So when talking about travel plans for the next couple months, it’s hard to ignore these great ideas for your next vacation.  These outdoor related vacations will surely spice up your life and keep you excited for your next trip.

  1. Go Camping at the Beach

It’s one thing to rent a beach house for a long weekend or whole week in a shore town, but it’s a whole different experience falling asleep every night to the sounds of crashing waves.  Why lay out on the beach all day and head back to your exclusive resort or room when you can rough it up by camping on the beach?

This is truly an amazing experience! Certain beaches actually allow you to set up your tents. You can lay out and stare up at the stars on a clear night.  Listen to the monotonous and soothing sounds of the ocean as you fall asleep.  Start a campfire in the cool sand to roast hot dogs and make s’mores.

It resembles a typical camping experience, except palm trees or dunes replace grass and pine trees. You won’t have to worry about bears or other wild animals invading your campsite, but look out for bold seagulls.

  1. Take Up Rock Climbing

Maybe it’s time to overcome your fear of heights.  Spend a long weekend vacation learning how to rock climb. It’s an extraordinary experience that will get your blood pumping. If you’re bored at work, this outdoor activity and vacation idea certainly spices things up a bit.

The investment in a good pair of rock climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses, and carabiners will definitely be worth the money after you experience the thrill of scaling a cliff.  You’ll already start planning your next rock climbing trip once you return to work. Be sure to check out the best Black Diamond rock climbing gear on Backcountry.com for your trip.

  1. Scuba Diving

Are your favorite movies Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid? If yes, then maybe a scuba diving trip is the next vacation for you. It’s an eye opening experience seeing the aquatic life that lives in the ocean.

The countless types of fish, coral, and other marine life will truly be a treasure in itself when you encounter them while scuba diving.  Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to go on a scuba adventure to see sharks!

  1. Learn to Ski or Snowboard

Winter is still a good ways off, but it’s never too early to plan a ski and snowboarding trip to Vermont, Colorado, Vancouver, or any other awesome destinations.  If you have never hit the slopes before, then invest in a few lessons.

When you plan a winter ski trip far enough in advance, it’s easier to find better deals for lodging and lift tickets that save you lots of cash.  You can use the extra saved money on ski lessons for your adventures on the bunny slopes.

Skiing and snowboarding is a great outdoor activity that keeps you active during those cold winter months.  Why sit inside eating and watching movies during the cold dark winter days? Don’t plan a trip to the Bahamas either. Take a different vacation route this winter where you’ll stay active on a few snow covered mountains.

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Author Abby Evans is a mother and freelance journalist currently reviewing health options for her family. 

Be Health Conscious When Traveling

I have been very busy for a while since the 4th of July.  Well, besides frequent out-of-town travels, my darling daughter and I have been sick.  Actually, she had cough and colds for about three weeks (thankfully she didn’t get any fever).  Within that three weeks we went to her doctor and was prescribed antibiotic for ten days.  Thanks God the medicine helped take away the cough.  I took cough syrup for mine and it’s gone.

It’s not comfortable to travel when you are sick.  Of course, if  you don’t feel really well there is no need to go or you just have to cancel all your travel plans.  We don’t want to compromise our health.  If you are taking prescription med, always take them with you as you travel.  And it is recommended to ask your doctor about health conditions before traveling especially if you will be gone for a long period of time.

Anyway, me and my darling daughter are taking it easy.  We don’t go out as much as we do before we caught cough and colds.  We are resting as much as possible.  But we do not forget to play outside the house for entertainment and exercise.