Being a traveling healthcare professional is all about following your passions. Your passion for your role and patient care is paramount, of course, but there are also the equally important passions you have for your hobbies and those things you enjoy away from work. These pursuits are the activities that keep you invigorated and ready to come back to work each day your best self. Everyone's interests are different, but if one of your favorite pursuits is boating, then here is our list of states you simply must visit.
* Florida. The sheer amount of coastline makes this one a no-brainer to be on our list, but there is plenty to love about Florida besides the space. The ocean offers limitless possibilities and Cedar Key is a great place to boat, fish or simply watch the birds. Too many options is never a bad thing.
* Michigan. The Great Lakes State has several smaller lakes — in addition to those oh-so-great ones — that combine to make this a boater’s dream. Lake Huron’s Mackinac Island is an especially popular stopping spot for boaters who want beautiful shorelines and a taste of the simpler life. Horse and buggy or bike are the transportation options of choice on the island but your boat is just fine for your arrival.
* Minnesota. The Land of 10,000 Lakes actually has more than 15,000 bodies of freshwater inside it. From ogling the mammoth mansions on Lake Minnetonka to navigating the largest freshwater lake in the world in Lake Superior or trading your boat for a canoe in the Boundary Waters, there’s a boating option for everyone in this state.
* Delaware. A small state with a big boating history. Delaware’s ocean proximity is an obvious draw, but it is hardly the only waterway people come to the state for. The Delaware River is a popular fishing spot and you’ll love a stop at Burton’s Island to clam, fish or just relax until the water calls you out again.
If you love to boat, we want to hear from you. What states have you found to be enjoyable for boating excursions during your travel nursing adventures?