Looking for a great escape during these unprecedented times? Shenandoah National Park is just 75 miles from Washington, D.C. and is bursting with nature! From the endless vistas to the fields of wildflowers and countless wildlife, you will find a reprieve from the daily pandemic life! It’s the perfect getaway for families, friends, couples, or even a solo traveler. Shenandoah is known for its fall foliage, so naturally we went in the beginning of November. Although we were able to see some really beautiful vistas with colorful leaves, many of the leaves had already changed. The peak time to see fall foliage is mid-late October. Shenandoah has so much to explore, but it’s our hope that this guide will help you make your perfect itinerary.
4 Day Trips
While travel plans across the world have come to a halt, it’s best to take advantage of destinations within driving distance to you! Being from PA and NJ, we wanted to do something on the East Coast but away from crowds as much as possible. The White Mountains, located in New Hampshire, seemed like a perfect place to get away from the craziness and re-connect with nature.
If you’re living in the US, New Orleans is the perfect spot for a long weekend getaway. Enjoy nightlife, nature and history all in one place. There’s a reason it’s one of the TOP bachelorette/bachelor party destinations! And if you’re like us and want to do more than just party, check out this awesome itinerary!
So you’re planning a short trip to the “City of Love?” Paris has an unlimited amount of amazing things to do, see, and eat! But with only a few days to spend here, it’s important to plan your trip carefully so you see as much as you can without burning out!
Every year, we try to take a long weekend trip sometime in the fall. We typically choose our destination by cheapest/best flight we can find. Knoxville happened to have VERY cheap flights through AllegiantAir, so our decision was made for us. We would rent a car, check out the foliage in the Smoky Mountains, do a road trip to Nashville and be home in under 4 days.
Perched on the Pacific Coast and surrounded by mountains, lies the cosmopolitan, yet outdoorsy city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is a great place to explore any time of year (but expect rain). However I would recommend visiting from June to September when life moves outside! You will be able to make the most of your time at the beach, hiking trails, and enjoy the outdoor restaurants and breweries.
What’s better than celebrating your 30th birthday in the Caribbean?! We decided to take a 4 day weekend and celebrate in Puerto Rico, a diverse, tropical island known for its clear-water beaches, rainforest, hiking, and wildlife.
Sometimes we just NEED to get away, even if just for a 4-day weekend. Montreal was always someplace relatively close (8 hours drive from my home), but far away enough to keep pushing off the trip. One Friday, I was invited to tag along on an already planned trip for that weekend (Jenny did the planning). My travel bug was acting up again, so I spontaneously agreed and left that afternoon.
With Jenny being a teacher, vacation time during the school year can be hard to come by. We sometimes can squeeze in short 3 or 4 day vacations, and Asheville proved to be the perfect home base for such a trip!