Alabama: Attend a space camp for adultsiStock/deimagine
Harness your inner astronaut at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This Smithsonian affiliate museum has an extensive collection of space artifacts, rockets, spacecrafts, and simulators. Want more? Sign up for their two-day Adult Space Academy. You’ll construct and launch model rockets, learn the history of spaceflight, and train in an astronaut simulator and 1/6th gravity chair (essentially a bounce chair that simulates a moon walk). This is what astronauts have to say about life aboard the International Space Station.
Alaska: View the Northern LightsiStock/NotYourAverageBear
The aurora borealis is thought of by many to be the most stunning natural light show on Earth. The spectacle appears most frequently appear over Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska, in the winter months between September and early April. Go for a week-long trip to increase your chances of seeing them. Before you pack up for Alaska, make sure you follow this travel checklist.