I spend my time and money on day trips or overnights more than actual vacations and return to some of my favorite spots whenever I can.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is a favorite day trip. It is 45 minutes from my home and if I take the scenic route, it is on the way to my sister’s house.
Gettysburg Pennsylvania is 20 minutes (or so) from my sister’s place and 40 minutes from my brother.
I haven’t been to the beach in several years but am going soon and plan to stop and see my step-mother on the way through.
Washington DC is just a few hours from me and I go whenever I can.