• Spring getaway fever

    CWT Savvy Traveler
    It’s March — the first day of spring, to be exact! — and time to start thinking about a nice, relaxing spring getaway. As you scan the countless options, what should you choose? We’ve selected a few interesting sun-filled options to consider, depending on the kind of traveler you happen to be.

    What are some of your favorite spring getaways? Share them with us in the comments below!

    Photo credit: www.visitcostarica.com

    Photo credit: www.visitcostarica.com

    The Adventure Enthusiast

    Pura Vida in Costa Rica! Nothing will wipe those gray memories of cold snowy days faster than flying in the tree tops of the Costa Rican jungle on zip line. “Pura Vida,” a local catch phrase akin to “Hakuna Matata” symbolizes the laid back, “live life to the fullest” mentality of this Central American country. From hiking trips near the Arenal volcano to being able to go swimming in two oceans over the course of one day, this small nation is brimming with adventurous possibilities.

    Find out more at: http://www.visitcostarica.com

     

    Photo credit: www.visitflorida.com

    Photo credit: www.visitflorida.com

    The Siesta Seeker

    Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is home to Cancun’s rival for some of the whitest, softest sand on planet Earth. So soft and white, in fact, that it’s nearly impossible to burn your feet on it even in the midday sun. Some have even compared it to walking on sifted flour. Made of super-fine quartz crushed under the weight of time, it’s a sight to behold.  For a little more than what you’d pay for a beachside hotel, you can rent one of several antique cottages overlooking the ocean, where you can relax to the sound of seagulls and waves. The beach’s beauty and serenity is said to be so impactful that locals firmly believe it’s actually healing.

    Find out more at: http://www.visitflorida.com/Siesta_Key

     

    Catedral de San Juan Bautista  Photo credit: www.wikimediacom

    Catedral de San Juan Bautista
    Photo credit: www.wikimediacom

    The History Aficionado

    If you’re looking for something tropical and educational, try Puerto Rico. Thanks to its status as a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico can technically claim to have the oldest city in the United States—its capital, San Juan.  Plus, there’s no need to dust off the ol’ passport. Often described as “Boricua,” (a word stemming from the name of the original tribe that inhabited the island, the Borikén) the Puerto Rican people are warm, friendly, and happy to show you around their beautiful island. Your visit should include a trip to the largest Spanish fort in the region, the Castillo de San Cristóbal; and the Catedral de San Juan, the oldest Spanish church in the then-New World. If you can peel yourself away from all the rich history on display, be sure to visit one of Puerto Rico’s 300 beaches. After a day filled with learning, try hitting the beautiful, relaxing aura of Rosado Beach.

    Find out more at: www.seepuertorico.com

     

    Safe Travels!

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