Spring Vacation & Events

“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” – Rachel  Ann Nunes

Spring Break is over for some people and they have gone back to school or to work today. I’ve heard that some of my friends had some pretty amazing trips and I’m sure a lot of other people did too! Actually, my own trip to SXSW was fantastic as well! However, some people are still on their break or are still looking forward to their break! For those of you who still have some vacation time, make the best of it! Figure out where to go and what will be the most fun. For the people who had their spring break already, you can still have fun by focusing on come cool events that are going on!

Plan Ahead

In my opinion, it is never too early to plan a vacation! Luckily, with Hertz NeverLost, planning trips ahead of time is easy! “Discover places to make your trip complete, then have NeverLost effortlessly guide you to where you want to go.” Hertz NeverLost even has a Spring Break promotion, where you can build your trip around certain cities, use special download codes, or call them at 800-823-2547 and they will build the trip for you and then send you a USB thumb-drive that has the content on it! Also, according to the article, “New Spring Road Trip Options Save Money and Time,” by Chris Owen from Gadling.com, there are some unique features about the NeverLost systems that we don’t see in other auto-based GPS in-dash systems. For example, “Synced with their My Explore App for iPhone and android, NeverLost has an itinerary planner, suggested sights and events in the area and even (you guessed it) a social element (“hey you in the pickup, got your ears on?”).” Watch this video to see how NeverLost could help you with your next vacation!


Find Cool Events

“Every year in early spring, the 1,678 Japanese Yoshino cherry blossom trees ringing Washington’s Tidal Basin and surrounding area near the Jefferson Memorial and FDR Memorial burst into bloom with their white and pink flowers. They’re joined by another 2,000 or so elsewhere around the National Mall.” Washington DC’s two-week National Cherry Blossom Festival is an amazing event that tends to bring in a lot of tourists! Although this whole event is beautiful, timing is everything! The peak blooming only lasts a few days and varies slightly each year, depending on the weather. According to Have Camera Will Travel, “The color of the blossoms changes from pink, when young, to puffy white, when mature. So if you prefer pink blooms, come at the beginning. If you prefer white blooms, come towards the end.” On March 4th, the National Park Service issued a forecast that said the peak bloom would be between March 26th and March 30th. However, other forecasts have been made that say the peak might not come until April 5th. Only time…and the weather will tell. It is likely that the National Park Service will refine or change their forecast and be more confident in their prediction fairly soon. NPS says that “The Peak Bloom Date is defined as the day in which 70 percent of the blossoms of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) trees are open.” See the Bloom Schedule for more information. If you want to take part in the National Cherry Blossom Festival, there are a ton of events going on and a variety of tours that you can take as well! Last year marked the centennial anniversary of this ceremonious event. Watch this video for more history on the Cherry Blossoms!


Go Outside

The weather is starting to turn warmer and people are loving it! I’ve seen plenty of pictures of my friends out by the pool, at the beach, and barbecuing on their back porch. Take advantage of this weather! It’s not too hot and not too cold and it’s the perfect time for outdoor activities. You can spend this time however you want, whether it’s by playing miniature golf, competing in a sand volleyball tournament, or sitting outside and reading good book…it is up to you! I do have a suggestion though, especially for all of you dog lovers out there! The number one way (in my opinion) to enjoy nice weather, is by going to the dog park! However, I am slightly biased towards this option, because I became obsessed with my dog when I got her this past September. Regardless though, going to your local dog park is a fun, not to mention FREE way to enjoy your day. You get to see all of the dogs letting loose and having a good time and you meet so many wonderful people. This past weekend in Dallas, the weather was amazing! So, I decided to take my puppy, Sasha, to North Bark Dog Park and she really enjoyed it! We go fairly often, but this time was different. Wondering why? Well, I let her get in the lake for the first time and it was such an amazing experience, both for her and me! I could tell she had a blast and I was so proud of her! While Sasha ran around and went swimming for the first time, I got to catch up with a friend of mine who joined us at the park as well as have good conversation with other dog owners/park goers. We both leave happy and exhausted each time. Take a look at this video to see how much fun all of the dogs had at the lake and watch the slideshow below to see Sasha’s 1st time swimming!

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As you can see, Spring time is bringing a lot of fun into people’s lives! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a good time and try to make the best of every day. Also, don’t forget to just do what makes you happy! Have a good week!

Melissa Woodring 🙂

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