Studies show even just a short walk can result in increased creativity. If you’re in a creative slump, here are some walkable destinations sure to get your creative juices flowing and put you in touch with your inner muse.
Head to just outside Phoenix, Ariz., for warm-weather hikes and inspiring sandstone formations, alongside ancient caves. Choose from peaceful strolls or blood-pumping, challenging hikes. For a real activity-packed stay, book the Hike-Tech experience at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, which includes a two-person, two-night stay with a guided hike, Go Pro Hero Session to use and keep and spa treatments.
The Emerald Isle
If your idea of inspiring strolls includes a little less sweat, maybe opt for a trip to Ireland. Explore the Irish culture and history with guided walks through Galway and self-guided exploratory strolls through the Aran Islands, Kindle and Blarney, offered by CIE Tours International.
For a luxurious stay on the East Coast, head to Martha’s Vineyard and walk along the picturesque shores, dotted with lighthouses and sailboats, or, move further inward and get lost among the wildlife sanctuaries, preserves, woodlands, ponds and salt marshes.
You don’t have to escape to a small town or rural retreat to enjoy a relaxing walk. An urban setting can do just the same. Outside easily accessible Charlotte, N.C., try the self-guided walking tours provided by Concord’s Historic District, and take in the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival homes, tree-lined streets, historic former courthouse and rotating artwork.
Bucks County has plenty of history and activities to explore, but if you are in town and looking for something fun to do, check out the Bucks County Ale Trail. Once a year, Bucks County breweries participate in the Bucks County Ale Trail. Guests can download a virtual passport from visitbuckscounty.com. This passport allows visitors to check-in at breweries to earn points toward a free t-shirt. You may even find your new favorite beer or brewery.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is the first hotel in Cambodia to partner with ecoSPIRITS, a company pioneering the world’s first low-carbon method of packaging and distributing high-end spirits.
Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm is a unique dining destination in Newfield, New Jersey. The aquaculture hand harvests its own oysters on site. In addition to delivering oysters to local restaurants, Sweet Amalia also operates a market and restaurant.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
During the spooky season, fans of haunts and scares should visit Laredo, Texas, to discover the haunted heritage of the 266-year-old city. Visitors are able to embrace the story of La Llorona, witness apparitions of spirits walking through Laredo and the movement of objects in homes and buildings in the historic district. All these phenomena make for an uneasy stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods.