Do you like the notion of getting away for a trip and also getting some education at the same time? If the answer is yes, start making those travel plans now.

Many folks for that matter not only love some vacation time, but also the idea of learning about one or more things.

With that being the case, you can book a day trip or longer to somewhere interesting. Once there, sit back and learn about what makes the area or item you are visiting of interest.

So, is it time to get out of the home and learn while having fun too?

Nature and History Are Two Great Starts

In trying to decide what to do and see, put together a list of activities that are of interest to you.

For example, would the idea of whale watching in California whet your appetite? If so, chances are you are not alone.

One of many fun things in going whale watching is seeing these large creatures up close.

Although you may see videos or pictures, nothing does a whale justice until being up close. Given their size and maneuverability, you will marvel at how something so big can be so graceful.

If whale watching is your choice, go online to see which companies have excursions.

Another option on the table for you is learning about history both close to home or afar.

If you opt for the latter option, you should also use the Internet to help you put together a great trip.

An example of this would be if you wanted to go to a historic Civil War site.

The bulk of them are in the eastern and southern locations. No matter which site or sites you opt to go visit, find the specific websites for each one of interest.

Once on the websites, you will learn such things as:

· What is available to see and its history

· Cost to get into the area if there are charges

· Hours and days of operation

If you have children, visiting a Civil War site or two can be great family fun. For many families across the nation, they have relatives from the past who fought for one of the two sides. As such, it can be educational tracing your ancestor’s activities during this time in history.

While whale watching and Civil War history are but two of the activities you can enjoy, there are others.

Your best bet is to take some time to think about where you can have fun and also do some learning along the way.

Be sure to get something out of each trip you take.

Even those trips that you intend to be for relaxing purposes only can end up proving educational before you know it.

Best of all, take some pictures and even record a journal at the same time.

Doing so will give you a lifetime of memories to look back on.