Not to linger on the past, but for the majority of people, the last 15 months have been very painful. And we’d prefer to put that chapter behind us as soon as possible. Now that travel restrictions are being lifted and more options are available, now is an excellent time to take a vacation. The modern world is filled with things that bring us tension or worry; nevertheless, there is simply no reason why going on vacation should generate any anxiety or concern. On the contrary, we are of the opinion that the polar opposite is the truth.
Are you looking for some domestic travel ideas that will leave you feeling serene, joyous, and completely relaxed? Continue reading for the list of the 8 popular escapades in the US that we all need right now.
8 Popular Escapades in the US 2021
1. The Grand Canyon (Arizona)
Until we are confronted with something as huge and spectacular as the Grand Canyon, with its striated red rocks that seem to go on indefinitely, our troubles can seem insignificant by comparison. All of a sudden, those insignificant details that had occupied so much of one’s attention only moments before are no longer significant.
There’s something about this massive, pilgrimage-worthy site that tends to affect people in that way. Did you have a fight with your sister or your roommate? In the grand scheme of things, the Grand Canyon is a mere blip on the screen, especially when you consider that it has been forming for millions of years.
2. Pikes Peak (Colorado)
Things happen in our lives that cause us to lose sight of our own strength and potential from time to time. Was there a cure for that feeling of helplessness? Nope. Taking on a new task, such as climbing one of the Centennial State’s fourteeners, is a rewarding experience (mountains taller than 14,000 feet above sea level). It’s no secret that Colorado is brimming with breath-taking scenery.
But Pikes Peak, the highest peak in the southern Front Range of the Rockies, is more than simply a picturesque destination; it’s also a quad-torching, endurance-testing, boundary-pushing expedition that will test your grit and perseverance to limits you never imagined were possible. The sensation of satisfaction you’ll have when you reach the summit is simply unrivalled.
3. Hana Highway (Maui)
The simple act of rolling down the windows (even better if you hire a convertible), cranking up the music, and just hitting the open road can be really invigorating. In addition to being one of the top 25 things to do in Hawaii, the Hana Highway on Maui is also the most soothing, at least in our opinion.
A poignant and picturesque reminder to slow down and take it all in are the cascading waterfalls, lush tropical vegetation, and magnificent overlooks. Pro tip: Allow at least two hours to accomplish the 52-mile trek, since the blind turns and one-way bridges may make for a sluggish and winding ride.
4. The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are among the most wonderful, indescribable, and life-changing natural phenomena on the globe, and they may well be the most eye-popping, jaw-dropping, and soul-satisfying of all the incredible, indescribable, and life-changing natural phenomena on the planet. The way the colourful streams of light flood the sky is simply breath-taking, and there are no words to describe it (you just need to see it IRL).
Those who have been fortunate enough to witness the Northern Lights have expressed gratitude for the perspective that such a memorable and one-of-a-kind event has brought. There are actually quite a few locations throughout the world where you may see the aurora borealis. Fairbanks, Alaska, is one of them.
5. The Appalachian Trail
Do you need a pick-me-up? According to Elle Woods, “endorphins are responsible for making individuals joyful.” Movement in a magical context is what we’re calling for here, rather than just any old type of fitness (though physical activity in general has a plethora of apparent benefits), so come join us!
Hiking the Appalachian Trail combines quad-torching trekking with fresh, alpine air and scenery that is so breath-taking that it all but guarantees a spiritual epiphany for those who undertake it. Mind, body, and spirit are all winners in this situation. I guess the only thing left to do is determine where you’re going to begin your journey. We’d like to recommend Mount Katahdin in Maine, which is the northernmost point of departure.
6. Kīlauea Volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)
Explore an active volcano such as Kilauea on the Big Island, which last erupted in 2018, to see if it can settle your nerves in the same way that an aromatherapy spa session or a yoga class does. Most likely not. However, this does not rule out the possibility that the exhilarating experience would leave you feeling renewed and uplifted in a sense that is just as significant.
Because, after all, engaging in an exhilarating activity can have a profoundly good emotional and physical influence on a person. To soothe any fears, booking an organised tour and travelling with a certified guide is absolutely risk-free and completely secure.
7. Redwoods (California)
Hugging trees is considered to be a kind of healing. What’s the harm in trying? Stranger things have happened to us. What the hell works as long as it gets the job done! Without getting too serious, simply being in the midst of towering, century-old redwood trees have a delightfully relaxing effect that is difficult to describe but easy to feel in your soul.
To begin, take a deep breath and smell the earthy aroma before exhaling the bullsh*t that follows. We guarantee that you will feel better within minutes. You’ll have plenty of time to actually appreciate the trails and picnic sites in one of California’s most beautiful national parks as a result.
8. Sedona (Arizona)
There is a strong spirituality to Sedona, which is famed for its stunning red-rock formations, challenging hiking trails, and energy vortexes. They are sometimes referred to as “swirling centres of energy” since they radiate from the earth. Some of the strongest vortexes (Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Boynton Canyon) are excellent places to meditate or simply sit alone with your thoughts, as well as to connect with Mother Nature.
Afterwards, after recharging in nature, drive into town to pick up some healing crystals at one of the New Age stores or book a stress-melting massage at a luxurious spa resort.