By Laura LaVoie
Winter is finally over, at least according to the calendar. While there may still be snow in northern parts of the U.S. (and even a freak snowstorm in Georgia or North Carolina), green grass is beginning to peek out, crocuses are blooming, and the earth is thawing.
One of my personal favorite perks about being a NotMom (and a Location Independent NotMom at that) is the ability to travel whenever I want to. As I write this, we are about to head out to spend a few days in Savannah, Georgia. (I’ll probably be back by the time you read this – and I’m sure the trip was great.)
I thought I might put together a short list of springtime vacation destinations to consider while you’re shedding your winter coat and pulling out the sundresses.
1. Savannah, GA. Of course I would include this city since it’s on my mind right now, but I think Savannah is the perfect NotMom spring getaway.
Even in the winter, Savannah’s weather is pretty nice for a coastal town. The city is ripe with early American history, haunted bars and hotels, and you can walk through the historic district and River Street with your cocktail in hand. What can be better than that? Make sure to get out to Tybee Island and have some seafood at The Crab Shack.
2. Washington DC. Are you looking for more history than the Deep South can provide? DC has everything you want in a few-block radius. Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms and the nightlife. And, not far from the city itself are some amazing natural landscapes.
Spend some time on Chesapeake Bay or near the Chincoteague Islands where undoubtedly one of your favorite books as a child took place. I wager many little girls who were “early adopters” might have had a fascination with horses over babies and read their fair share of Marguerite Henry books.
3. Asheville, NC. Hey, look, it’s my hometown! I was trying to avoid it, but it shows up on all sorts of lists as one of the best places to visit. Tourism is big business in this town that I love, so I encourage everyone to support the local economy. Visit the Biltmore Estate, take a tour of local area breweries, and go hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. Max Patch, about an hour north of Asheville, is part of the Appalachian Trail and has some of the most amazing views in the entire country.
This list is so limited! We’d love to hear from other NotMoms. What are some of your favorite springtime vacation destinations?