“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

St. Augustine, Florida: America’s Enchanting Oldest City

Sometimes I have to remind myself that there are wonderful travel experiences close to home. I’m lucky living in Florida because there are a lot of great destinations within a few hours’ drive and the weather is fine for travel almost 365 days a year. A road trip and a long weekend can make for a fun and relaxing mini-vacation almost any time.

One of my favorite getaway destinations is the city of St. Augustine, just a couple of hours up the Atlantic coast. As you probably know, St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish in 1565 and is the oldest continually-occupied, European-established settlement in the continental United States. Here’s an article about St. Augustine by Noreen Kompanick for Travel Pulse on MSN.com: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/st-augustine-america%e2%80%99s-enchanting-oldest-city/ar-BBMSyos?ocid=SK2KDHP

Next time you’re just itching to get away, give a thought to the close-by locations that you want to visit – someplace you’ve never been or someplace you long to see again.