Many of us are now looking forward to our 2013 activities including travel plans, both for business and for leisure reasons. Any trip can include historical, cultural or natural sites and elements, but often we need to 'think about it' in advance in order to include these important aspects in our travel planning. Heritage tourism planning will enrich our travel as well as expand our personal growth as we travel in 2013.
Natural sites and elements include lakes and rivers but also rolling hills, mountains, beaches and deserts. Each state and each country that you visit will have distinctive sites you may wish to visit as you do your planning. Some of the best sites may be off the beaten path and/or require an extra day or more to get the most benefit from your visit. Are you in a position to make that investment?
Cultural sites and festivals can be included in your travel plans if you plan ahead to recognize when and where they will be available to you to match with your other plans. They are often available on weekends when your business travel requires a weekend between business activities. Even just one such visit added in 2013 to your travel plans will enrich your year.
Historical sites are located everywhere you plan to go. I often recommend National Heritage Areas around the USA but do not ignore National Historical Sites, State designated historical sites, and even local sites which may be very meaningful to you in your travels. Each visit you make will add to your better understanding of who you are and where you fit in our overall history. Have a great travel year in 2013.
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