Need A Break? Take A Day Trip

BY DANIELLE HAUSNER // APRIL 27, 2012 // 

As finals approach, time seems to be quickly dissipating for the opportunity to travel and have an adventure! Sure, as the workload builds up, longer travel period times do not seem to be an option. But day trips are the way to go to take a break from the books and enjoy the outdoors!

Yes, Boston is in our backyard, but how often are you getting into the city during the day to just explore and wander? Well, through www.boston.com you can find fun activities to do with friends and have a nice day or afternoon trip. All you have to do is get to a T station or drive in.

For those who want to go a little further, and if you’re into more mountainous terrain, the Berkshires are full of outdoor hiking and fun. After an hour-an-a-half drive you have many opportunities, from adventure tourism, hiking, biking, water sports and so much more, right at your fingertips. While all of these are fun outdoor activities, hiking and biking are the more pocket friendly activities. And, when you need a food break, there are so many options for restaurants and wineries, or specialty stores where you can buy the necessary foods to make a picnic. For more information and prices check out the Berkshires website.

Dusk on Cape Cod. // PHOTO BY DANIELLE HAUSNER

For those who want to go even further than that, and have the availability of a car or a friend with a car, why not go to the sea? The weather is getting nicer, which means stores and attractions down on the cape are opening to create that real “Cape Cod feel.”  Why not go to Provincetown (“P Town”)? It takes about three hours each way, but keep in mind, it is a very scenic tour. You and your friends can go to the beach, wander around the very vibrant town, shop at shops and then grab some delicious food.  “P Town” has become a very big “foodie” destination with a ton of flavor variety. (Fun fact: Chef Anthony Bourdain started his career there.) It is a youthful and vibrant place to go for the day.

This is my last blog and I want to thank those who have read it. I hope there has been valuable information on ways to travel. I want to leave you with a quote: “I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” –David Bowie.

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