You only live once – and this world is huge and has so much to offer. And you deserve to see and learn new things. Make yourself worldly and just go!

Yes yes yes, life gets in the way. Money, kids – you name it. I don’t see these as any reason you still can’t explore. Take your kids to a park you normally don’t go to. Take snacks in the car and pick a direction and make a day or weekend trip.

It took a tiny bit of planning, but more mentally than anything else. (Trust me, I can say that because anyone who knows me knows I am a bad planner – not so much bad as just hate making plans!)

So we saw a three day weekend coming up and decided we were going to use it. We didn’t want to spend a lot and didn’t have much time to research things to do. So we came up with some quick ideas: Mexico for the beach, but we weren’t sure it was going to be warm enough or Palm Springs – because it sounded popular and we has never been there.

Palm Springs won. We found a very cheap hotel for a holiday weekend. And we got what we paid for.. Our room was a converted apartment with a functioning beauty salon in it. (That was closed for the weekend I guess!) it was probably last remodeled some time in the 70’s. But it got us to where we wanted to be for the weekend.

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We took our beach cruisers and rode around town and went off recommendations for restaurants from people we met at each meal. We also skipped Siri and used that old fashion tourist pamphlet rack in the hotel lobby.

We ended up seeing things way beyond our expectations. It was a great last minute trip. I commented on the way home that I felt like we did so much in a day and half yet I felt so relaxed.

So maybe you can’t drive to Palm Springs but everywhere has something to offer. But it’s up to you to go find it!

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