The weather’s warming up, so it’s time to get out and explore. We asked our team where they’re headed this summer. Check out some of our highly anticipated trips below to inspire your own excursions this season!
IN OUR BACKYARD
From alpine lakes to sprawling deserts, there’s plenty of room for adventures across the states.
Lake Tahoe, CA for swimming, boating, and paddle boarding in some of the deepest, bluest water in the U.S.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, UT for incredible red rock formations and desert hiking.
Yosemite National Park, CA for misty hikes to gushing waterfalls, granite big wall climbing, stunning and accessible viewpoints, and some of the state’s richest natural history.
San Diego, CA for perhaps the best ocean sunsets the West Coast has to offer.
The whole state of Michigan for Caribbean blue water, tasty food and beer, and quaint (but spirited) college towns.
Santa Cruz, CA for beautiful coastal exploring (cycling recommended!) from Natural Bridges to Bean Hollow State Beaches.
Yuba River, CA for camping or backpacking, complete with giant boulders for relaxing sunny naps and jumps into refreshing crystal clear water.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS (GLOBAL EDITION)
Between glacial lakes and some of the world’s highest peaks, we’re excited to explore mountain ranges all around the world!
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada for untouched nature, a plethora of beautiful turquoise and emerald lakes, endless hiking trails, active wildlife, and winding mountain roads.
Machu Picchu, Peru for a challenging journey with great opportunity to improve your Spanish and spend quality time on the trail with fellow hikers.
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile for backpacking among bright blue glacial lakes and an iconic ridgeline.
Dayara Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand, India for an unforgettable trip in the Himalayas filled with snow camping and pleasant tea time in villages along the trail.
URBAN JUNGLES (GLOBAL EDITION)
With unique cuisines, city planning, and history, international cities always offer new perspectives to bring back to your own city.
Tokyo, Japan for fresh food, buzzing city life, and Mount Fuji.
Paris, France for pastries and casual strolls through bustling streets.
Rome, Italy for rich history and intricate architecture.
St. Petersburg, Russia for imaginative cathedrals and hearty Eastern European cuisine.
Lisbon, Portugal for an exciting food and arts scene.
Barcelona, Spain for warm, bright, and lively beaches.
Amsterdam, Netherlands for relaxed biking along narrow roads and woven canals.
So, where are you headed next? Let us know so we can add to the list of recommendations. Hope you all get to rest and recharge while widening your perspectives this summer. Go forth and explore!