As we meander out of the last months of summer towards autumn, we are greeted by the familiar sights of bonfires, apple picking and the changing of the leaves. Slowing making the transition from lively greens to vibrant yellows, oranges and reds, there is nothing quite as spectacular about fall as this annual metamorphosis.
Summertime is meant to be spent on the water, and whether your version of that means tying up to the party barge, or finding a relaxing out of the way fishing hole, we’ve got you covered at Mr. Meaner. It’s worth noting that none of us have ever been on a party barge, but people look like they are having fun. So there’s that.
If you’ve never been caving, or spelunking, as those in the know call it, you’re missing out. Hidden just below the surface is a awe inspiring network of caverns, crawlspaces, waterfalls and eons-old rock formations. And if you don’t mind getting a little dirty, there are a plenty of these natural wonders you can explore for yourself—particularly in the Midwestern United States.
If you like forests and have always wanted to take a trip to out west, you’re in luck. Those two activities line up with virtual perfection. With eight (nine if you count the part of Death Valley), National Parks to choose from, California is a nature lover’s paradise. And most of those National parks have some impressive arboreal features (read: trees). Not that we would recommend claiming them, you understand. Not only is it illegal, but falling out of a 350-foot tall Redwood is bound to ruin your weekend. Unless you like emergency rooms, that is.
It takes a lot of work to get ready for vacation, and we here at Mr. Meaner are looking to make your last big summer getaway of the year as painless as possible. This week, we’re featuring some of our top spots for last minute Labor Day weekend getaways. Tip: if you can push your trip back a week, you may get even bigger savings.
No, that’s not some weird Star Trek reference. It’s actually the nickname of the the largest state in the U.S.. And it’s aptly named—Alaska is so remote that even the capital city of Juneau isn’t accessible via road. That’s right, if you want to visit the capital (and third most populous city in the state), you’ve got to take a boat or a plane.
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