Last year was my first year with our new son, and I only put 1,200 miles on the GS all riding season. It was the first year in a long time that I did not go on what I consider to be a major trip (i.e., 700 to 900 miles one way). As I don't really like to be gone for several days at a time anymore, I think I'll start doing some shorter hops. I figure I'll stay within about a 220 mile radius from home (or about as far as I can go on a tank of gas) stay overnight someplace, and ride home the next day.
Anyone care to share some of their ideas/experiences on this kind of riding? What are your favorite places to go and/or types of things to do? Where do you like to stay? (B&Bs, hotels, camping, etc.). Do you find these kind of excursions as much fun, or do you prefer the long hauls? Other pros/cons?