If you can't be inspired by this list of getaways in North America, well... you just can't be inspired, period.
Reader's Digest has come up with a comprehensive list of some of the best places to go this summer:http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/40-g...icle134603.html
Some are surprising: Door County, Wisconsin:
"Known for its cherries, this gem sits on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan. Stay at the little inns in Egg Harbor or Sister Bay, explore lighthouses, and gather shells on windswept beaches. It's called the Cape Cod of the Midwest and has its own version of the New England clambake: the fish boil. Whitefish, potatoes, and onions are heated in a kettle over an outdoor fire. Once the water boils, the chef tosses kerosene on the fire. When the flames die down, the meal is ready."
--Laura Begley, deputy editor, Travel + Leisure
Michigan's Upper Peninsula:
"It's rustic and relaxing. Towns like Marquette are a step back in time. It's never hot, and you get a real Yooper flavor (residents are called U-Pers—get it?). Don't miss the tasty pasties (that's a Cornish meat pie, not a typo). Munising is the gateway to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, an ideal spot for hiking."
--Todd Dulaney, editor, AAA Living
"Spend the night at the Shady Dell trailer park in a 1949 Airstream, have breakfast at Dot's Diner, then check out the rest of this historic copper-mining town."
--Laura BegleyAbsaroka-Beartooth Wilderness:
"You forget we live in a modern country when you venture into this area on the Wyoming-Montana border. One night, a pack of white, hairy mountain goats came up to our fire to sniff around and butt heads. They were so close, we could hear them munching grass."
--Matt Gross, "the Frugal Traveler," New York TimesAmagansett, New York:
"This is my absolute favorite spot in the Northeast. It combines a bit of the glitz of East Hampton and the fishing-village character of Montauk. It's also near East End wineries, the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, which I love, as well as a slew of great restaurants, lobster shacks, bookstores, and the Sag Harbor Cinema, an art movie house."
--Leigh Flayton, executive editor, ArriveOld Orchard Beach, Maine:
"There's an old-fashioned boardwalk and amusement park that's a fraction of the cost of one of the brand-name theme parks. We spent the morning playing in the waves and lying on the beach and the afternoon at Palace Playland."
--Beth Harpaz, travel editor, Associated Press