Saturday, March 28, 2009

Last Minute Trip Deals

If you are looking to get away for a little while without spending a great deal of money, here are some great places to visit. All of these places have a serious charm all their own and there is truly something for everyone.

Bangor, Maine
If you are a fan of Stephen King, you’ll want to check out the town where he came from. Bangor, Maine is a quaint, 19th century town featuring more than just snow and the home of one of the scariest writers of our time. You can wander down to the birthplace of Paul Bunyan and create an adventure all your own on of the 140 wooded islands in the Penobscot River.

This quiet town is full of history, antique shops, cafés and museums and it’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you are looking for somewhere you can slow down and relax, you won’t find a better place to do it then Bangor, Maine. Sit down, have a cup of coffee at a café and breathe in the easygoing lifestyle for a bit.

Sarasota, Florida
If you seek a little more action out of your quick getaway, Sarasota, Florida is a great place to consider. This place is a sophisticated home for the arts and a haven for those who love the beach and all that entails. Sarasota has some of the finest sandy beaches in the world and most are only a hop from the Florida Key Islands where adventure waits at every stop.
If you want to do a little fun historical sight seeing, you can check out the Ringling Museums, which include the Italian mansion of John Ringling himself of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Sarasota has what you need whether it’s relaxing on a boat tour on the turquoise waters of the Bay of Sarasota or the excitement of their beautiful beaches.

Ottawa, Canada
Perhaps you feel like going a little further away from it all? Well, how does Ottawa, Canada sound? There is something fun to do here no matter the season – skating in the winter, boating in the summer and excitement all year around. You can take a ride down the Rideau Canal as it winds down past memorable city landmarks and the “beaver huts” which are riverside sources of their delicious beavertails.

You can also take a walk down to the ByWard Markets and sample some local flavors. There are plenty of local shops selling hand-crafted goodies you won’t want to miss. If you are in the mood for some enlightenment, the all-glass National Gallery of Canada has a breath taking view of the Ottawa River as well as an impressive collection of truly unique artwork. The people here are friendly and welcoming to visitors to their great city.

If you need to get away for a little bit and don’t want to blow your life savings doing it, there are plenty of great places just waiting for you! Where would you like to travel to?

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