Vacations. We love them, need them and sometimes, we take them when we can't afford them. As the end of the year nears, it's more likely than not that paid-time-off is running on empty. But, with the holidays comes an urge to travel, explore and partake in the abundance of activities that only occur around this time of year. As lovely as vacations are, in some cases, taking a day trip is so much better.