Summer Adventure Near and Far

by RaeAnne Marsh

YAH_TravelGuide2The popular You Are Here guide to attractions for locals and visitors blew out the boundaries last year when it expanded its view to national and international destinations as part of In Business Magazine. We offer this insertion twice yearly to inform our In Business Magazine readers (one of the best local demographics of travelers) of many of the great getaways and travel destinations from our hometown.

But some great getaways are right here in our own backyard. So, “Stay Cool, Stay Local — Summer offers mean ‘stay here.’” This spring/summer edition showcases a few of the resorts that, in high season, draw guests from around the world but now are focused on creating an experience for the folks here at home that takes them “away” to a different paradise.

Proximity helps keep our neighbor to the south a perennial favorite. One of the best areas to vacation in Mexico is Cabo, offering miles of beaches and such other ocean sport as scuba diving for daytime play and similarly extensive options in its nightlife.

There’s great seaside and water fun northward, too, in the Pacific Northwest. Off the coast of Washington state is a cluster of islands known as the San Juans, which is a popular playground in the summer — in fact, it earned top spot in the Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor last year among U.S. island destinations.

This edition of You Are Here also travels to Europe, to the fascinating although lesser-traveled country of the Czech Republic. Home to numerous grand castles and cathedrals, it also delights with stunning natural scenery and some unique tributes to its national heritage.

Make it a great summer!

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