LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2009 / FW/ — Memorial Day – observed on the last Monday of May, this U.S. holiday honors members of the military who died in the service of their country. Falling on Monday, May 25, 2009, the date also marks the “official” start of summer travel in the U.S.
Traditionally, Americans spend the long Memorial Day weekend out of town. With a recession going on, one has to be creative to continue the tradition without breaking their wallets. Here are a few tips:
Visit HISTORICAL SITES
Whether you’re bringing your entire family or just your significant other, plan a trip back in time. Want to stay close to home? Call or visit your local historical society to find significant sites near you.
What happened within a 100 mile radius of your hometown might surprise you. It can also be a very educational trip without the boring classroom lecture.
Take an ADVENTURE TRIP
Being near the water does not necessarily mean being at the beach; try white-water rafting for an adrenaline rush. If you’re a city slicker and want to know how cowboys do it, try going to a dude ranch. It will also be a great way to show off all your cowboy-inspired outfits.
Take advantage of VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
In recent years, volunteer vacations have become more popular than ever. Choose from a variety of rewarding opportunities to learn new skills and help your kids see the importance of helping others. To keep your stress level low, look for a preplanned or all-inclusive trip.
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