by Anna Wickham
It’s the start of a brand new year, and with it comes exciting new goals and plans. What could be a better goal than to have new experiences and make new memories? At Hammock Pack, we’re passionate about seeing a wide variety of destinations. That’s why we’ve decided to put together this guide of must-see destinations for 2015. So get out your calendar, pack your bags, and let’s get moving this year!
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One of the top up-and-coming destinations in the US, some would argue that Brooklyn is on its way to surpassing Manhattan in popularity as a major tourist destination. From hip boroughs to nightlife galore, Brooklyn has everything you’re looking for in a weekend getaway.
Can’t make it to Brooklyn this year? No problem. Instead, try one of our artisanal products directly from Brooklyn. For example, what could be more “Brooklyn” than quirky temporary tattoos? Or try the irresistible SoapWalla soap bar that’s vegan and free of any harsh chemicals.
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If you haven’t yet made it to Austin to see what all the fuss is about, 2015 is your year to change that! Austin has emerged within the last decade as a mecca of culture, music, food, and good ole Texas heritage. Whether you’re a live music fanatic, a food truck connoisseur, or a boot-scootin’ two-stepper, Austin is your new home away from home.
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Our polite neighbor to the north, Toronto is the place to be in 2015. With a buzzing young populous that knows how to have a good time, visitors to Toronto will be pleasantly surprised at this massive metropolis’ ability to cater to big city lovers and small town folks alike. Experience a totally different country without going far at all!
If you can’t pencil it in this year, try some of our authentic Toronto-made products, such as an Awake caffeinated chocolate bar.
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It may not initially have made your list of top place to see this year, but if that’s the case, we urge you to reconsider. Vermont has a rich and unique culture that you have to experience to fully understand. As soon as you pass Vermont state lines, you’ll see what we mean: with a rugged exterior and a heart of gold, plus beautiful sights and hospitable locals, you’ll wish you didn’t have to leave!
If you can’t make it to Vermont this year, get a taste of true Vermont products with The Orange Owl Blissful Brine Bath Salt.
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Some people say that Tucson, Arizona is the next Austin, Texas. With a rich cultural heritage all its own and a young, energetic, community, we tend to agree. On top of an active nightlife and a thriving arts community, Tucson averages around 360 sunny days each year, so say goodbye to rainy days!
Wherever you decide to venture in 2015, make sure that you’re getting out of your comfort zone. If you keep your mind and your eyes open, you’re sure to find something amazing wherever you go.