This Surprising Kind of Travel Is 2016’s #1 Summer Vacation
It’s time to put winter vacation ideas far behind us and get started with our warm weather travel plans. Can we get a woooooo?! Summer is on its way, and there are plenty of options when it comes to hitting the road. Perhaps a fitness-focused adventure would suit you. Maybe money-saving, affordable vacations are more your style. You could even jump into a dreamy little trailer and make your road-trip fantasies a reality. But, according to Pinterest, it’s the off-grid vacations that are piquing our interest this year.
Pinterest is helping us (as usual) with incredible inspo, and this time around has given us a peek at the top 10 pinned summer travel destinations that pinners have been sharing excitedly since the beginning of the year. They include…
Along with the top destinations, we’ve also been given a look at what pinners will be spending their time on while enjoying their time off. First, the outdoors is a popular topic with 7 things to do in Zion National Park, America’s 21 most beautiful campsites and clearest lake in the world all showing our appreciation of the beautifully mild summer season.
So whether you’re traveling near or far (or just want to live vicariously through enthusiastic pinning), be sure to check out each link and get pinning, or, er, going!
Where will you head this year on your summer vacay? Tweet us @BritandCo!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!