Summer Travel

Summer travel can transform you, even if it's in your hometown

You don't need to go far to get away.

This image was taken last summer, in the fading light of a beautiful day. I spotted the lovebirds, snuggling on the lifeguard's empty chair, after my evening swim. Brighton Beach is a 30-minute subway ride from my home in Brooklyn. But I always feel renewed going there. Like I've been on vacation.

Find places near you that take you out of yourself. Whether it's a hike in a park, a drink on an outdoor terrace, or an idle wander in a bookstore. With a little creativity, get the feeling of adventure without leaving town.

InspirationNan Doyle