Start your Lake Adventure at Soo Line and create lasting memories
Welcome to our fourth installment of our five-part series on the best vacation destinations in the U.S. Today we’ll take a trip to Midwest Outdoor Resorts’ Soo Line Trail Campground in Onamia, MN, minutes from world-renowned fishing in Lake Mille Lacs and an hour and a half north of the Twin Cities. Since we’re getting close to flip-flop weather, we’ll highlight some fun summertime activities around the resort.
Ah, traveling full time. That’s the dream isn’t it? A carefree, liberated lifestyle, seeing all the landmarks and sights there are to see. For many of us, it seems at best a long way off, if not impossible. Imagine, however, if you could work AND play full time. Many Millenials are doing just that.
Taking time off may be the best thing that's happened to you in a long time!
Here’s some good news for our fellow travelers out there: taking vacations is good for your career. While that may sound counterintuitive to the American ideal of constant hard work to achieve success, the truth is that vacationing is a cornerstone of the American Dream. We need vacations not only for breaks from work, but also to ensure a quality home and/or family life and close bonds with our friends and family.
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We all want to give the people we love something sincere and meaningful for the holidays. To many, that means waiting in long lines, scouring the internet for the latest and greatest craze and inevitably spending way more dough than you meant to. No fear! We’re here to help you get through the most stressful season of the year on a budget.
Will you be traveling this holiday season? Are you staying in an RV, cabin or hosting Thanksgiving in any modestly-sized accommodation? While holiday dinners can be difficult in the most spacious areas, there’s no need to be stressed. Here are some simple tips you can use to throw a fantastic Thanksgiving feast in a small area.
Envision yourself hiking in the deep wilderness of Minnesota, trekking through the land of towering pines, pristine lakes and black bears. You’re in the midst of raw and organic wilds, taking in the atmosphere only the Upper Midwest can provide. You stumble on an untouched lake, so crystalline you can see the pebbles and fish underwater. This should be a euphoric moment, enveloped by unblemished nature and its everlasting serenity.
Here in Member Services, one of the many things that we help our members with is planning vacations. I’ve been helping plan some really cool ones lately, including my own. If you haven’t read about it already, you can read about it here on the blog!
Here are some tips on how to go about planning your own vacation using your membership! And remember, we’re here to help you if you have any questions along the way
1. Decide where you would like to go.
I decided that for my first vacation ever that I would go to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I have been overseas before but I had n
ever been to Mexico before and I had heard that Puerto Vallarta was beautiful. I did some research and it is a safe, friendly, and accommodating place to be in Mexico. If you’re dreaming of going overseas like Andrea is in the picture, you’ll want to make sure you have enough time to get or renew a passport. This can take a couple of months sometimes so make sure to start planning early!
2. Decide when you’d like to go.
For me, the best time to take time off is when the parks are closed so I knew that my best window for securing time off would be during November-April. Your dates may vary but it is best to be flexible. Keep in mind that most condos check in on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and that they run for a week. It’s best to have a few weeks in mind that you’d be available to go.
I’ve spent the past year here in the Member Services department helping countless members research and plan their vacations all over the world. I love helping them find great deals in great places so I was very excited when my boss suggested that I take a vacation of my own. Using Hopaway Holiday, the condo portion of Coast to Coast, I was able to take a fabulous vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in early November of this year.
I started planning out my vacation nearly a year in advance. I had to think about where in the world I wanted to go. Did I want to go on a cruise or did I want to book a condo? Should I go somewhere warm or should I learn to ski in the snow? How many people did I want to take? These were just some of the things I had to consider before I could continue planning my vacation. I decided on Puerto Vallarta, Mexico because I speak the Spanish language and because upon doing some more research, I found that it was a safe, friendly, and inviting place to go in Mexico.