Because I've been writing Amish fiction, some posts will pertain to the wonderful and interesting Plain people. In spite of traveling by buggy, the Amish people do like to go on vacations. Their vacations are usually visiting relatives who live in another community. Amish might travel in large groups to keep the costs down. They will pay an English driver to go to out -of-state weddings or funerals. With their rise in disposable income due largely to business involvement and work in non-farming occupations, the Amish might take more conventional vacations. They might go to Niagara Falls or Washington D.C.
Other Amish may go by train when traveling long distances. Amish often travel to Mexico and Canada by train. Another heavily-used transportation option is the bus. One place busloads of Amish travel in the winter months, in particular, is Pinecraft, an Amish and Mennonite-inhabited neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida.
Some Amish might travel across the ocean for European trips. They like to see where Amish communities once existed. Travel by boat may be the only acceptable option for Amish, a journey that may take up to 10 days. Amish generally do not fly, seeing air transportation as too worldly. Most New Order Amish, however, do permit flying.
In my Dreams of Plain Daughters Series, the Hershberger family goes to the beach with their English relatives, the Robinsons. The first time Rachel Hershberger in my book, A JOYFUL BREAK, sees a beach is when she is with her English aunt and cousin.
Today's Giveaway Question: Did you realize the Amish took vacations to various locations or have you seen Amish while you are on vacation? (Only need to answer one part of the question.) Everyone who comments will be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card OR if winner prefers, I'll give a print copy of AMISH BABY SNATCHED. If winner lives outside of the U.S., ebook will be substituted. The winner will be chosen randomly and posted here on the blog tomorrow evening (Saturday).