If you’re looking to escape from the cold, tropical destinations with sandy beaches and sunny skies await. If you’re not quite done with the snow, ski resorts are still in full swing. No matter what type of vacation, or staycation, your family prefers, during springtime, the options are endless.
Beyond powering the various methods of transportation getting you to and from your destination, natural gas and oil derivatives also help ensure a safe and comfortable journey. Synthetic fabrics are used for comfortable seats and synthetic rubber wheels make for safe, smooth travel. The life-saving seat belts in cars, buses and airplanes are made of polyester, and the asphalt roads you travel on are created with the help of natural gas and oil.
If you’re ready to hit the slopes with your family, Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch Resort is the perfect place. This kid-friendly ski resort offers the season’s lowest rates from mid-March to early April, right in time for spring break. During this time, the community also celebrates its annual Maple Fest, where you can learn all about maple sugaring and of course, sample the goods.
A lot of the equipment used for winter sports, like skis, sleds and snowboards are created using plastic and other synthetic materials, as is protective gear like helmets, kneepads and elbow pads. Not to mention fleece coats, hats and gloves.
For those more interested in soaking up the sun, the South Seas Island Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast is a fun destination for kids, teenagers and adults. The resort has something for everyone, including kayaking, fishing, bike riding, snorkeling, surfing and even waterslides, all of which require equipment derived from natural gas and oil.
If going away for spring break isn’t for you, a staycation in your own hometown is a fun way to feel like you’re on vacation without the steep price tag. Try booking a night or two at a local hotel to take a break from cooking and cleaning, and to enjoy some time swimming and soaking in the jacuzzi. Many of the poolside amenities available at hotels are derived from natural gas and oil, including the plastic pool chairs you lounge in and the glass reinforced polyester used to make hot tubs.
Here are some additional family-friendly vacation destinations that travelers of all ages can enjoy. Whatever you decide to do, spring break is a wonderful opportunity to recharge and regroup, surrounded by the ones you love. So enjoy every second, no matter where you are.