One really cool part of having a pilot's license is that you get the opportunity to fly around some pretty cool places while on vacation. All it takes is a call to a local FBO for an aircraft rental and flight around the area. I normally fly with an instructor when I'm in unfamiliar territory, which in my opinion is the safest route to go! I've seen first hand how valuable the experience is of flying with new people in new places, you will learn a whole lot!