Travel in 2013
Now that we’re past the world ending, Christmas and New Year’s, we can seriously look at our travel plans for 2013. There’s the winter getaway, spring fling, summer vacation and various other weekend trips looming in the New Year. Have you started planning yet?
If you’re the type of person that needs a warm destination in the middle of a Michigan winter and haven’t made plans yet, you better hop online or visit a travel agent soon. You might be stuck with what’s left. Being flexible on travel days and budget will be helpful.
However, if a ski or ice fishing vacation is your thing, consider going north and enjoying the winter we missed last year. Visit the Pure Michigan Travel website for ideas, a list of events around the state and to sign-up for their newsletter.
Spring is the Next Season
While most of us are still getting used to winter, spring time will be here soon. Consider a road trip south in April or May. Michigan will likely still have a nip in the air at that time and just two or three states south will offer wonderful spring weather. The cost of driving is predicted to stay steady, so pack the car and go.
Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee host the presentation of the Redbuds starting around Easter. Kentucky is a horse lovers dream and Tennessee brings early Rock and Blues alive. It’s also a good time of year to bring the golf clubs.
Planning your Summer Vacation
The hot spot will be Brazil this year. The 2014 World Cup will be there with a dozen host cities getting facelifts for soccer fans from around the world; and the Summer Olympics are gearing up to be there in 2016. Travelers are going now before the big events and you could too.
Instead of South America this summer, consider Europe. The 100th anniversary of the Tour de France is sure to be a hit in 2013.
The cost of air travel will be going up and airlines are adding more fees; book early to save money and find your best options.
Brainstorm with the family and plan, plan, plan. But leave a few open weekends to just be spontaneous. Travel unites, reenergizes and gives us memories for a lifetime.
When people ask me where my favorite place to visit is, I often say “wherever I go next.” Happy travels.
Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at Michael@RochesterMedia.com