November 22nd Go For A Ride Day

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors today by taking a ride and viewing the world around you. It doesn’t matter whether you ride in a car or a truck, on a train of a bike, even roller blades will do. (Airplanes kinda count) The idea is to take a ride without any real place to have to get to and maybe take a few people along with you to talk about what you see. Naturally your best friend would enjoy the ride as well so you might consider taking them along with you.

How to celebrate – Take a ride! Take others along on your ride. Enjoy nature and the world around you.

June 18th Take A Road Trip Day

Another holiday created by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY, today we focus on taking a road trip somewhere… probably close by where you live. You can take longer trips, and since the kids are out of school and public transportation is somewhat questionable, getting in the car and just taking off is kinda fun. You don’t even need to plan where you are going. (Best if this is just a day trip) Get the whole family in the car and take off, enjoy the day and explore new things that you might miss in your usual travels. This holiday is always on the third Friday of June, making it available for a three day weekend.

How to celebrate – Take a road trip. Fill up the gas tank in your car. Experience something you always thought you’d like to do but have never gotten around to.

June 3rd World Bicycle Day

If you want to get a little exercise and save the environment at the same time, start riding a bicycle! You can kill two birds with one stone, although that’s not real humane to be killing birds. Much of Europe rides bikes for every day travel. Of course, communities there are closer and tend to lend themselves more to bicycling. However America is starting to catch up by creating trails that can be used for work or leisure and even the bus system is allowing bikes to be carried on the front, or back, of the bus so that people can use modern transport for the longer distances. It does cause some issues in the rain and snow but a little preventive medicine can solve even those problems. Today was created by the UN in 2018.

How to Celebrate – Go for a bike ride. Make bicycling a regular part of your life. Look into racing bikes, you might be surprised how expensive they are.

May 7th National Tourism Day

Those of us that live in areas that thrive when tourists come to visit have seen lately what happens when they are no longer able to come. I admit I write these posts in advance of the actual day and as of now states like where I live, Florida, are suffering not because of just the virus but because of the effect it has on the economy. So many people who seem to hate tourism now wish it would come back (of course we all wish life would get back to any sort of normal). I know this is the same all over the world right now and that will hopefully change attitudes towards tourism. And remember, whenever you go someplace where you don’t live, you are a tourist too.!

How to celebrate – Thank a tourist, when we can again, for wanting to visit where you live. Learn how to spot tourists. Become a tourist yourself.

December 8th National Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

Dec. 8th – National Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

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Until recently, I thought time travel was something you did in a time travel machine. I guess you still can, if you can find one, but apparently, the most common time travel comes from just believing you have traveled back in time! That’s a pretty good trick!

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Oh, and you can die and come back and live the same life all over again as well. No matter, since you probably can’t actually do any of these, just choose one and pretend you are traveling.

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How to celebrate – Read about time travel. Try and build your own time travel machine. Just imagine you are going back in time, remember not to change anything while you are there!