June 17, 2016

Five Favs: Summer Travel Destinations

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This week for our Friday Favs, Amy is sharing her favorite summer travel destinations!  What’s on your list?

5. Seattle, Washington

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The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Original Starbucks, The Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum, CenturyLink Stadium, Safeco Field, Bill Gates, the list goes on! There are so many things to do in Seattle. It’s such an amazing city, full of art, culture, food, people, outdoors. It’s easy to fall in love with.

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Going up to the top of the Space Needle at sunset is top of the list of things to do! Also my favorite pizza restaurant is there, Serious Pie.

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4.Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

VictoriaProbably one of my favorite places I’ve been to. It’s a small island right in the middle between Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, Washington! (bonus if you visit Seattle, Victoria is a short ferry ride away.) Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843’s, WOW!Victoria2

The beautiful city has kept a large number of its historic buildings, particular its two most famous landmarks,  Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and the Empress hotel. If you love tea as much as I do, then you must go to the Empress for high tea. it’s an amazing experience. Victoria is also known as “The Garden City” and the Butchart Gardens is like a dream come true. You’ll feel like you’re in a Disney movie.

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3. Montana

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Go resort style and stay at Big Sky where you can experience Lone Peak Expedition, Ziplining, Paintball, High Ropes Course, Golf, Whitewater Rafting, Horseback Riding, Archery, Guided Hiking, Unlimited Bungee Trampoline/Giant Swing/Climbing Wall, Mountain Biking, Downhill Coaching, Skeet Shooting, Skiing, Snowboarding in the winter or a Massage at the Spa, Big Sky pretty much has anything under the sky you could do for a fun adventurous vacation.

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Or rent a home off Flathead Lake for quiet time!  Go fishing, go on nature walks or take a drive up to Glacier national park.  Big Fork, Montana, a very small town known for it’s summer theatre, unique art and quaint restaurants was a summer destination for Ashley when she was growing up.   If you haven’t been to Montana, they don’t call it “Big Sky Country” for nothing.

2. Kauai, Hawaii

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Meagan just got back from Kauai and I don’t think we could experience anymore FOMO than we already have. Beaches, sea animals, rafting, zipling, getting a killer tan, cruising with the top down in a jeep, tropical drinks and an island that treasures and is so prideful of their heritage.

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The people of Hawaii are unlike any other, they love to share their Island with us. If you have never been, you MUST.

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1.London, England

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London Calling!… The Royal Family, pints, pubs, sexy accents, football clubs, Parliament, shakespeare, Big Ben, The London Eye, the River Thames, Harry Potter.

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I could go on and on with all the things I love about England, and mostly London. You have the best of both worlds, you can hang in the city and you can also take easy day trips by train to the beautiful countryside. There’s something about London that makes me feel home.  Three out of four members of the YJ team have spent time in London, so we could definitely give you the lowdown on the best places to eat, things to see and how to make the most of your vacay!

What’s your favorite summer destination?

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