You’ve braved the cold, icy winter and you’re currently in the throws of warmer, but damp spring weather. And, if you’re like me, the phrase “April showers bring May flowers,” kind of makes you want to scream. Why stand under a broken, dirty umbrella trying to walk down a puddle filled sidewalk when you could sit under the hot sun, or walk down the beach. As a travel therapist, you’ve built your career on the love of finding new destinations to help others. You’ve just spent months on an assignment stuck under too much snow, ice, and rain. Why not find the best of the best in summer destinations to fit your summer loving personality? Here’s a list of the top summer destinations for travel therapists.
The Best Summer Destinations for Travel Therapists
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best summer destinations for you look into for your next travel therapist assignment. Whether you’re a beach lover, a city lover, or an outdoorsman (or woman), you’re sure to find the place just for you!
If one of your favorite things to do in the summer is hit up city nightlife, then Austin, Texas is for you! Austin has a rich history of live music echoed throughout the streets. Each night, a plethora of different music genres flood the more than 200 music venues. Visitors will get a taste of classic blues, country, Latino, hip-hop and more when hitting the vast array of clubs in Austin. And if concerts aren’t your thing, Austin offers vibrant art, museums, great outdoor activities. When signing up for your next travel assignment Austin just might be one of the summer destinations you were looking for.
Now your first thought about Miami might be, “Party Scene.” And that’s okay if you’re around 22 and living college life. But for travel therapists looking for a location to call home for several weeks to months, partying isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. With its Cuban influence and charm, Miami, Florida offers an incredible art district and trendy beaches. During the day, take a stroll on South Beach with a Cuban sandwich. Miami is also known for having a healthier culture. As a travel therapist, you know the importance of keeping your body healthy and relaxed. At night, check out one of the many spas, fitness centers, or yoga studio to relax after a long day.
For those looking for a therapy assignment in Michigan, Mackinac Island is for you. This is one of the most relaxing summer destinations you could find for your travel position. Mackinac Island offers day trips by boat to visit nearby historical sights. And if water isn’t your forte, visit a fudge shop! Mackinac Island boasts dozens of fudge shops across the downtown area, claiming to have perfected the art of fudge making. Out of all the summer destinations you could choose, Mackinac might be the sweetest.
Ocean City, Maryland
If you love boardwalk fries and crabs, then grab your mallet and head on “down the ocean,” (little bit of Maryland slang for you). As a travel therapist who loves small towns and the feel of a beach vacation, you might want to look for your next assignment in Maryland close to the shore. Ocean City, Maryland offers 10 miles of free, public beaches to spend your weekend on after a long week with patients. And, the three-mile boardwalk is rated one of the best boardwalks in America. If you’re hungry, grab a bucket of Thrasher’s French Fries or stop by the Dough Roller for some pizza. More of a sweet tooth? There are 11 different Candy Kitchens along coastal highway offering the most mouthwatering salt water taffy and fudge you can imagine.
Catalina Island, California
If you’re more on the adventurous side, you might want to research therapy jobs in California for your next assignment. Catalina Island, featured on The Travel Channel, is the perfect oasis to escape to after a therapy session. This island has it all; if you’re more adventurous, this island is only a 22 mile trip from the mainlands and offers a number of outdoor activities. Try your hand at snorkeling, zip lining, or boating. And for those who enjoy more relaxed outdoor activities, there’s also offer mini golf, regular, and disc golf. Catalina Island also gives the unique experience of handling falcons! Take a lesson or two on how to hold and call hawks to your arm. For the later hours, spend time at one of local island spas for your own therapy session. As far as summer destinations go, this island retreat appears to have it all.