If you’re looking to take a vacation in the coming months or year, consider taking one within the confines of the United States. After all, the industry for domestic travel is thriving, with an increase of more than 2% seen in domestic travel rates over the course of the year of 2017 alone, meaning that people took nearly two and a half billion personal trips over the course of that one year. This means that many people are able to be employed in this industry – more than seven and a half million fo them at the current date.
And there are a number of perks surrounding domestic travel in comparison to taking a trip that requires leaving the country. For one, less preparation has to be done, as domestic travel only requires some form of ID and not necessarily a passport (though you can still use it as a form of identification if you so choose). In addition to this, domestic travel is likely to be less expensive, if even just by a little bit, and less time consuming, depending on the location that you have chosen. If you’re looking for a shorter trip, just a weekend to blow off some steam, you should definitely stick closer to home and domestic.
If you’re looking for something a little more out of the ordinary (but still considered a part of the United States), however, you can instead go to Hawaii. The state of Hawaii has much to offer and is such a popular tourist destination that up to eight million people visit the state over the course of just one single year. For many people, Hawaii is an ideal place to vacation at, combining just the right amount of excitement and adventure with laid back relaxation and sipping drinks on a beach.
After all, there is simply so much to do when you go to Hawaii, especially if you decide to take the time to visit multiple islands. For instance, you can go on a boat tour. Boat tours are quite popular in Hawaii, and can give you an entirely different perspective of the island and the waters surrounding it. On these boat tours you might even be able to participate in a whale watching experience – and they even now have specific boat tours available for just that. Boat tours are ideal for those who love the ocean but do not necessarily want to go snorkeling or scuba diving.
If you’re looking for a little more excitement and adventure than what can be found on most boat tours, you might just decide to give snorkeling a shot. Snorkeling is incredibly popular here in the United States and beyond, so much so that more than eight million people participate in it (just in this one country) on an annual basis. After all, snorkeling can provide you with an entirely new perspective of the world, one that opens windows and doors (figuratively) into the world beneath the water. The sites to be seen while snorkeling are often quite impressive, so much more than you can see even when on boat tours.
If you’re looking for even more of a thrill, you should also consider scuba diving. Scuba diving is more intensive, of course, but the pay off is likely to be worth it for the vast majority of people who partake in such an activity. However, it’s important to note that, if you have not been scuba diving before, you will likely have to take a brief introductory course on the subject before being allowed to go out on a dive, strictly for safety measures.
At the end of the day, your vacation is yours to do what you want with. When you’re on vacation, you might choose to go on boat tours. You might choose to go snorkeling or even scuba diving. Or you might just want to relax on a beach with a book in one hand and a drink in the other. At the end of the day, it’s all about personal preference and yours, at the time of your vacation, matters most of all.