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Summer Vacation Inspiration For 2022


Feeling adventurous?

Are you up for a challenge? Gear up for a three state trip that you can knock out in a long weekend! That's right. Start your trip in Helen Georgia and feel like you've flown thousands of miles away with Bavarian inspired architecture and food! Stay at this comfy Airbnb or at this hotel. Then head to lake Jocassee in SC for crystal clear lake water and gorgeous views while kayaking or chasing waterfalls. And stay at this one of a kind Airbnb for an experience of a lifetime! Then finish your journey in Asheville NC while exploring hiking trails and doing a food (or bar) crawl downtown. Consider this hotel that is in the heart of it all. One mile from downtown and three miles from the Biltmore estate. All three of these locations boast outstanding views as well as the homes to many fantastic wineries.

The zoo!!

OK I know this seems like a simple one that may not impress the average family but hear me out!! As many times as you have gone to the zoo, have you ever researched the surrounding resorts and hotels? Nothing is more fun for a kid than a hotel stay, trust me. But there are also some unique Airbnb's like this one in Jacksonville Florida, too! So if you were still wanting to make a trip this summer, but trying to stay on a budget, consider adding a fun hotel stay to your next venture to the zoo. And don't forget that Jacksonville beach is nearby as well.

Aruba, Jamaica, OOOoooo I wanna take ya to Anna Maria!

Consider Anna Maria Island FL for your next vacation if you're wanting a relaxing, slow paced, tropical vacation. Most Anna Maria Island vacation rentals require a week minimum stay so get ready for seven days of pure magic. The most unique stay with the most attention to detail is ONE HUNNIT percent at the Joie Inn. Be sure to check out ALL of the amenities this place has to offer. The owners have thought of everything. With crystal clear water and breathtaking sunsets, I guarantee you will not want to go home. As of right now, the next and only availability until August is the week of June 25th! Who will be the lucky one to snag this last summer spot???

Let's Fly!

Tired of all the places nearby? Sometimes getting low priced flight alerts can help you decide where to go on your next vacation. Once you get an alert for a flight that is within your budget, start planning your trip around that destination. Pinterest is a great tool for researching vacations spots. Just remember to factor in rental car prices and Uber charges when going over your budget.

On a SUPER tight budget?

I've got you! Search Resortpass.com for a resort near you that offers day passes to their pools. Consider this option a "staycation". Head to the nearest participating resort for a day at an incredible pool with luxurious amenities! Going out of town to visit family? Search the website for a location near them. Prices may vary but are considerably cheaper than a night at a swanky hotel. Some resorts even offer private cabana options during your day trip. For example: $200 can reserve you a cabana for four people at the luxurious Alida Hotel in Savannah Georgia. Spend all day in the sun, then take a stroll down the beautiful moss canopied streets under the moon. Day Pass Cabana includes:

  • Outdoor heated wading pool

  • Food and drinks available from Rhett Restaurant

  • Fitness center

  • Fire pits

  • Live DJ entertainment and pool floats on select days

  • Complimentary wifi

  • Free valet parking

All Inclusive Resorts and cruises:

I mean, this one is self explanatory. Though it is an option I would advise to take with caution due to the state of our world's current pandemic. Just be sure that all of the places you research, you thoroughly read their Covid restrictions and requirements. You would hate to put all of your money into a trip that gets canceled last minute or that you get stuck on due to covid restrictions, yikes! Travel insurance is highly encouraged. Also, many of these places, especially cruise lines, require vaccination proof. So know before you go!


I hope I have instilled the urge to plan your summer vacation and given you plenty of inspiration. Even if you do not choose any of the above, let me know if it has helped you to make some fun plans this summer.


Cheers!


The Adventurous Alfords


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