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October is Local Travel Month!

October is Local Travel Month!

Today I hereby proclaim that October is “Local Travel Month” here at Packed Suitcase.

For the entire month of October, I will be answering the question “Why Travel Local? by traveling to places within a few hours driving from my hometown. I’ll share my experiences along the way while providing local-travel ideas and philosophy in an effort to encourage others to look to their own backyard for travel opportunities that are often overlooked.

Here is a sampling of some of the local travel adventures I have planned:

  • Harpers Ferry, WV: I’ll go “glamping” with my girlfriends on a riverfront campsite
  • Philadelphia: I’ll weigh in on the epic Pat’s vs Geno’s cheesesteak debate.
  • Southern Delaware: I’ve spent many a summer lounging on one of Delaware’s fabulous beaches. This time, I’ll go beyond the beach and the boardwalk to find Southern Delaware‘s best hidden treasures.
  • St. Michaels, MD: I’ll visit the best that Talbot County has to offer as I experience the picturesque Eastern Shore for the very first time.
  • Virginia Wine Trail: I’ll visit some of Virginia’s best wineries while taking in the gorgeous fall foliage.
  • Plus a few surprises…

So, stay tuned and keep checking back here for the latest photos, tips and stories.

And while I’m out exploring, I hope you’re inspired to get out and do the same. Instead of walking by that local museum you’ve passed time and time again- I challenge you to do something unexpected. Why not go in? And what about that nearby city just a few short hours away that you’ve never made time to visit. I say: Go!

By exploring your local treasures you’ll satisfy your inner travel bug, support local tourism and find new appreciation for your hometown.

Follow along with the Local Travel movement on Twitter as I use the hashtag #TravelLocal every step along the way. (And, tag your own local travels with that hashtag as well!)


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