Summer vacation is almost over and back to school items are out and about. Some students have even already gone back to school. This is the perfect time to reflect on our favorite summer vacation destinations. We asked some Inkspell authors about their favorite vacation spots and why. Will any of their favorites also be on your list?
Stephanie Lawton:We moved across the country three years ago from northeast Ohio to the Gulf Coast, so all our vacations have been trips "home" so the grandparents can get their fill of the kiddos. This past trip, we "ate our way" through Ohio, gobbling up all the things you can't get in the South--Amish cheese made with raw milk, rhubarb pie, and the kind of heavenly sweet corn you can only get in the Midwest! The kids got to play with their cousins, they saw dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and rode the rides at Kennywood, a old-time amusement park in Pittsburgh.
My favorite summer vacation spot is easily the Outer Banks, in North Carolina. One of the wonderful features about this place is that there really isn't a public beach access pot. Access is by street. So the beaches are never really crowded. They are always pristine. The houses are gorgeous, with pools in many cases and the local folks are just nice as can be. Add to that some beautiful weather in the 80s and you've got a wonderful place to go. I haven't been there for quite some time, but it really is my favorite getaway.
Brooke Moss:My family visits Glacier National Park every couple of years, and we absolutely love it! There is no where else in America that is quite as stunningly beautiful as GNP. Jagged mountains, thick, lush trees, bright emerald green glacial lakes...gorgeous. Plus, the wildlife there is amazing! Big horn sheep, puffy white mountain goats, grizzly bears. They're everywhere, and my (insane) husband has decided that a trip to GNP isn't complete without seeing a grizzly. Um...crazy. I stay as far away from bears as possible. Another great thing about GNP is the huckleberries. They're everywhere, and put into every food cooked in or around the park. I don't consider a trip to GNP complete unless we've had huckleberry soda, huckleberry pancakes, huckleberry salad dressing, and huckleberry ice cream. You could say I'm a huckleberry addict, I suppose. Either way, a trip to GNP is absolutely worth your time, effort, and money. It will make you love this great country we live in, and will reaffirm your belief in a higher power for sure. Stunning, absolutely stunning.