11 Domestic Travel Spots That Will Change Your Life

11 Domestic Travel Spots That Will Change Your Life

Because we fail to appreciate the beauty within the United States
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We all have a willingness to travel, and explore the world. Something that not all of us may have is the proper tools, aka, money. However, the problem is there is a stigma in our society that you need a ridiculous amount of money to travel. We fail to recognize the beauty and mystery within locations in the United States. So, let's take the time to open up wonderful opportunities to travel in the US:

11. Bar Harbour, Maine

Not only can you enjoy really beautiful weather here during the summer time, but you can also enjoy fascinating views of Bar Harbour (a port in Maine). Following, there is a large strip of restaurants and places to walk around for a good time, but at a reasonable price.

10. The entire state of Connecticut

During the fall, you can experience hiking trails within the state of Connecticut, surrounding yourself by the colorful variety of leaves. In addition, you can indulge in apple cider donuts and lunch at family-owned diners.

9. Sacramento, CA

Visiting National Parks and taking part in experiencing new restaurants is sure to make your trip go lovely!

8. Seattle, Washington

For all the Starbucks addicts, this is the place to go, but not just for coffee. In Seattle, you can explore the Space Needle as well as the Pike Place Market, all for a reasonably low price.

7. Park City, Utah

Whether it be the summer or the fall, Park City's ski resort is full of fun adventurous things to do, in accordance with a variety of restaurants. At Park City, you can go on an alpine coaster, zip-lining, bungee jumping, and rock climbing.

6. Dallas, TX

At Dallas, you can explore the wide history in the John F Kennedy Museum, and surround yourself by Southern cooking in the restaurants near the center of the city.

5. Washington DC

The nation's capital is home to a deluxe variety of museums, architecture, colleges, and nature walkways. Take advantage of it, and its the little things that really matter.

4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The "City of Brotherly Love" is home to Reading Terminal Market, One Liberty Observation Deck, and the Liberty Bell. The food in Philly is sure to take you by surprise (at how good it is and how little it costs generally).

3. New York City, New York

This jungle of concrete is truly where dreams are made of: from Broadway, to Times Square, to all the good food. The key is to find a hotel in New Jersey, and pay half the price of what you would pay if you stayed in New York itself.

2. Orlando, Florida

In Orlando, you have the full packaged experience. Not only can you visit Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Sea world, but you can also visit the local beaches as well as local night life and restaurants.

1. Los Angeles, California

And last but not least- LA is home to everything that Orlando has, except a little bit more hype as it is near Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, and all of the glamour that is California. The key here is to stay outside of the city and then drive, to make sure you don't pay an insanely price for hotels.

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A Letter To My Humans On Our Last Day Together

We never thought this day would come.
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I didn't sleep much last night after I saw your tears. I would have gotten up to snuggle you, but I am just too weak. We both know my time with you is coming close to its end, and I just can't believe it how fast it has happened.

I remember the first time I saw you like it was yesterday.

You guys were squealing and jumping all around, because you were going home with a new dog. Dad, I can still feel your strong hands lifting me from the crate where the rest of my puppy brothers and sisters were snuggled around my warm, comforting puppy Momma. You held me up so that my chunky belly and floppy wrinkles squished my face together, and looked me right in the eyes, grinning, “She's the one."

I was so nervous on the way to my new home, I really didn't know what to expect.

But now, 12 years later as I sit in the sun on the front porch, trying to keep my wise, old eyes open, I am so grateful for you. We have been through it all together.

Twelve “First Days of School." Losing your first teeth. Watching Mom hang great tests on the refrigerator. Letting you guys use my fur as a tissue for your tears. Sneaking Halloween candy from your pillowcases.

Keeping quiet while Santa put your gifts under the tree each year. Never telling Mom and Dad when everyone started sneaking around. Being at the door to greet you no matter how long you were gone. Getting to be in senior pictures. Waking you up with big, sloppy kisses despite the sun not even being up.

Always going to the basement first, to make sure there wasn't anything scary. Catching your first fish. First dates. Every birthday. Prom pictures. Happily watching dad as he taught the boys how to throw every kind of ball. Chasing the sticks you threw, even though it got harder over the years.

Cuddling every time any of you weren't feeling well. Running in the sprinkler all summer long. Claiming the title “Shotgun Rider" when you guys finally learned how to drive. Watching you cry in mom and dads arms before your graduation. Feeling lost every time you went on vacation without me.

Witnessing the awkward years that you magically all overcame. Hearing my siblings learn to read. Comforting you when you lost grandma and grandpa. Listening to your phone conversations. Celebrating new jobs. Licking your scraped knees when you would fall.

Hearing your shower singing. Sidewalk chalk and bubbles in the sun. New pets. Family reunions. Sleepovers. Watching you wave goodbye to me as the jam-packed car sped up the driveway to drop you off at college. So many memories in what feels like so little time.

When the time comes today, we will all be crying. We won't want to say goodbye. My eyes might look glossy, but just know that I feel your love and I see you hugging each other. I love that, I love when we are all together.

I want you to remember the times we shared, every milestone that I got to be a part of.

I won't be waiting for you at the door anymore and my fur will slowly stop covering your clothes. It will be different, and the house will feel empty. But I will be there in spirit.

No matter how bad of a game you played, how terrible your work day was, how ugly your outfit is, how bad you smell, how much money you have, I could go on; I will always love you just the way you are. You cared for me and I cared for you. We are companions, partners in crime.

To you, I was simply a part of your life, but to me, you were my entire life.

Thank you for letting me grow up with you.

Love always,

Your family dog

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6 Reasons Traveling Is Good For Your Mind, Body, And Soul

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

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Have you ever traveled to a new destination and felt your mood instantly improve? Are you like me and feel happiest when you're on vacation? This is because traveling is a way for you to renew your soul and step out of your comfort zone. It keeps you happy and allows you to experience new things.

Visiting new destinations can open your mind to experiences you didn't even know were possible. You can meet new people, fall in love, try new foods, and see remarkable sites all while traveling. There are no limits to the places you can visit, and the things you can see. Currently, I am on a mini weekend trip to Arizona, and being here has opened my eyes and made me realize how impactful traveling really is on your mind, body, and soul. Traveling should be something you do as often as possible and whenever you get the chance. Here's why:

1. Traveling makes your heart happy 

Traveling is something that most people enjoy. It keeps the heart young and childlike. Traveling brings people joy because they get to experience new things that they love with the people they love.

2. It teaches you to embrace every moment 

Traveling can be unpredictable, especially because you are experiencing new things. Although it can be challenging, we learn best from these unpredictable moments. When we travel we learn to embrace every situation that is thrown at us.

3. Traveling relieves stress and improves mental health 

Traveling reduces stress and allows you to relax. More often than not, you take off work when you go on vacation and you focus on renewing your self. You get away from all the crazy things going on in your life, and you can just relax and focus on your own happiness.

4. It broadens your horizons 

Traveling lets you branch out and experience different cultures. You can try new foods, new activities, and meet all different types of people. You learn diversity, and you learn respect for other people and their culture's. Traveling helps you learn other perspectives around the world and lets your mind think in ways it never has before.

5. It keeps you healthy 

Traveling actually plays a big part in your physical health as well. During vacations, you often walk a lot to destinations and participate in calorie burning activities like hiking and swimming. Activities like these are often why you still are able to get your workout in while on vacation.

6. Traveling reminds you what is important 

Most importantly, traveling reminds you of the important things in life. We live day by day forgetting that every moment is remarkable. Sometimes, we get stuck in the same old boring routine and take for granted the life we have been given. Traveling reminds us that memories are valuable and that our lives should be cherished.

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