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Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Vacation Spots to Consider: One Dozen Recommendations






The J.S. Brooks Presents crew will be spending time at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware, this summer. Here are links to some of the best vacation spots in the nation, if you are looking for places to go this year, or any year

For the top ten national parks, check out the National Geographic post: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/top-10-landmarks/

Check out this Fodor's Travel article for the ten best state parks: http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/americas-10-best-state-parks#!1-intro

For the very best in smaller amusement parks, see this blog's article on "trolley parks:" http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2009/06/take-family-to-trolley-park-this-summer.html

We'll turn to Fodor's again for the best of the big "theme parks" in the US: http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-us-theme-parks-for-2014#!1-intro

In my personal opinion, any park that does not have bumper cars is NOT among the best, as you'll see in my post: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2010/08/bumper-cars-best-family-rides-around.html

If camping is your thing, see the Greatist article: http://greatist.com/fitness/best-camping-united-states

If 26 places to pitch a tent is not enough for you, try this top 100 list from tripleblazehttp://www.tripleblaze.com/best/?s=2

From a recent trip to Philadelphia, I can recommend this city to you as well: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2014/05/awestruck-in-philadelphia.html

Interesting things happen in New York as well, like Comic Con: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2012/12/adventures-in-new-york-citys-2012-comic.html

Funny things happen in New York, too: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2010/08/funny-thing-happened-in-new-york-city.html

When vacationing with small children, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2012/08/parents-plans-for-happy-vacationing.html

If the vacation you seek is in Disneyland or Disney World, consider this: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2009/10/disneyland-and-disneyworld-still-great.html

To round out this "baker's dozen" vacation recommendations, this is Lewes, Delaware, where Cape Henlopen State Park resides: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2010/08/relaxation-modest-proposal.html

Those should get you started on a proper vacation. If nothing else, these articles will get the ideas flowing and you can take it from there. Just remember, a good vacation doesn't have to bankrupt you and it should not leave you exhausted. If, for example, you go to Washington, D.C., to see the sights, be selective. Pick a couple places you most want to see and spend time there. Do not be like the rank amateurs who dash across the Mall, dragging crying kids after them, trying to take in all the sights in a few days. IT CAN'T BE DONE!!! Give everyone a break and just see what interests you most. For me, I'd include the National Air and Space Museum ... and the Natural History Museum ... but that's just me.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, drive carefully, be safe, have fun, and relax.


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