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Vacation Somewhere Unexpected With These 3 Destinations

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Summer is almost here, so you’re probably wondering, “Where should I go on vacation?”

Before you book your flight and pack your bags for New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, check out these three underrated destinations.

Milwaukee, Boise, and Kansas City may not be the first places that come to mind for a summer vacation, but they’re definitely worth a second look. Each of these cities boasts vibrant culture, a plethora of gorgeous scenery, and a robust food and drink scene.

Learn more about each of these cities and head somewhere unexpected this year.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Where should I go on vacation? Milwaukee

There’s more to Milwaukee than brats, beer, and Brewers baseball. Known as the City of Festivals, this Midwestern city offers a diverse mixture of reasons to celebrate.

Milwaukee is home to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. With more than 800 bands playing in 11 days, there’s something for everyone. Artists on the bill for 2017 include Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Zac Brown Band, The Shins, and a host of other musicians spanning every imaginable genre.

Don’t fret if you can’t make it for Summerfest, or if music isn’t your scene. There’s something going on nearly every weekend along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Check out Bastille Days, Festa Italiana, Mexican Fiesta, or festivities celebrating nearly every culture imaginable.

Boise, Idaho

 

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A hidden gem of the mountain West, Boise is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Take a walk along the banks of the Boise River, or hit the trails in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Art aficionados won’t want to miss the Idaho Botanical Gardens. Known as a “living museum,” the grounds are filled with a variety of plants that bloom year-round. The gardens also host a variety of cultural events, including a summer concert series.

The Idaho capital is also home to one of the largest Basque communities in the United States. Located in the center of the city, the Basque Block is jam-packed with cultural offerings, food and drink, and art.

Kansas City, Missouri

 

Where should I go on vacation? How about Kansas City?

Kansas City is synonymous with jazz music and BBQ, and for good reason. The Missouri city is chock-full of live music venues and renowned restaurants.

Enjoy a taste of the city with heaping plates of smoked meat smothered in the signature spicy-sweet sauce. Arthur Bryant’s, Joe’s Kansas City BBQ, and Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue are all local favorites.

The historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, located just east of downtown, is an internationally known hub of jazz music. Visit the American Jazz Museum to see Charlie Parker’s saxophone, one of Louis Armstrong’s trumpets, and many more musical artifacts. While you’re there, be sure to take in the sounds of the city at the Blue Room, located inside the museum.

No matter where you travel this summer, you won’t have to leave the comforts of home behind. PC Housing offers fully furnished apartments for all of your short-term housing needs across the United States and Canada. Get in touch with us today and let us find you your home on your next trip.

Santa Cruz Tourist Attractions You Can’t Miss

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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About an hour south of San Francisco is Santa Cruz, a quirky beach city known for surfing, its famous boardwalk and its role in American history as a center of the counterculture movement. It’s a major stop for tourists, and once you visit, you’ll see why. Here are some Santa Cruz tourist attractions you can’t miss when you visit.

Walk the Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk may be the city’s most popular attraction. Now in its 110th consecutive year of operation, the boardwalk is California’s oldest amusement park. The family-owned boardwalk is home to roller coasters and other thrill rides, as well as more kid-friendly attractions and the usual carnival games. You’ll also find miniature golf, laser tag and a good variety of arcade games at the park, which covers 24 acres along Monterey Bay.

The rides require tickets, which can be purchased individually. A full-year pass for all rides is just $81.95 — about what you might pay for a single day of entry to some amusement parks. (more…)

4 Fun Things to Do in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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On the eastern shores of the Mississippi River, just across the water from Minnesota, lies La Crosse, Wisconsin. This city of roughly 50,000 is not huge, even by Wisconsin standards. Though it may be somewhat smaller, it is full of character, quality-of-life and business opportunities. So, if business travel brings you there, here are a few things to do in La Crosse, Wisconsin. (more…)

Better Understand the Travel Industry With These Business Travel Statistics

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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At some point, every frequent business traveler will feel a bit of envy for friends whose jobs allow them to return home to their families each and every evening. They sometimes feel like they’re the only one whose job takes them here, there and everywhere on a regular basis.

If you’ve felt this way before, rest assured that you aren’t the only one hopping on a plane for work — far from it. In fact, professionals take roughly 488 million business trips in the U.S. each year. That’s an average of nearly 1.9 million business trips every weekday. While we’re at it, let’s take a look at some other business travel statistics so you can see how you fit in with the larger picture. (more…)

Check Out These Beautiful Travel Photography Blogs

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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Traveling presents a great opportunity for amateur photographers to capture new people, places and things with their cameras that they’d otherwise never get to see and document. Do you like taking photographs when you travel? If you do, we know you’ll appreciate these travel photography blogs.

Ken Kaminesky

Ken Kaminesky’s travel blog isn’t so much a tale of his travels as it is a massive photo gallery of beautiful photos. Divided into two categories — travel and people — you’ll find gorgeous images from around the globe fit for magazines and billboards. That’s little surprise, because Ken has had his photos published in lots of prestigious places. (more…)

Check Out These Seattle Craft Breweries

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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Craft beer is a booming industry nationwide, and that’s come as no surprise to the Pacific Northwest, where craft beer has long been popular. Not only does the region grow the vast majority of the nation’s hops, but it’s home lots of quirky, independent breweries that are worth a visit. Here some great Seattle craft breweries to check out. (more…)

Hit the Slopes at the Best Skiing Destinations of 2017

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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It’s winter, and that’s great news for skiing fans everywhere. If you’re looking to get away and hit the slopes, now is your time. Here are some of the best skiing destinations for 2017.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Lots of online publications deem Jackson Hole the best destination for skiers, and it’s easy to see why. Nestled between Grand Teton National Park and huge swatch of dedicated wilderness — and not too far from beautiful Yellowstone National Park — Jackson is a true getaway destination. (more…)

Hit These Las Vegas Restaurants on Your Next Visit

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

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Las Vegas isn’t exactly known for cutting corners. It’s a playground of a city that takes pride in its extravagance. The casinos get most of the attention, but it should come as no surprise that you can find lots of great restaurants in Sin City. Whether it’s for a date, business dinner or just a night out, try these Las Vegas restaurants the next time you’re in town.

Wine and Dine at the Top of the World

Located more than 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip, Top of the World (2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas) has long been one of Vegas’s most famous restaurants, and with good reason. Not only is it located atop the Stratosphere — it rotates a full 360 degrees every 80 minutes, so you’ll see the city from all sides by the time you finish your meal. (more…)

Cheapest Places to Travel — And What to Do When You’re There

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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Coordinating with travel booking site Kayak, Money compiled a list of destinations that dropped overall in price for 2016 — some as much as 26 percent. All are cities that offer a wealth of activities for visitors. So let’s take a look at 4 cheap places to travel at the moment, and explore what you can do while you’re there.

Hong Kong

Money’s report says that the overall cost of visiting Hong Kong was down 26 percent in 2016, thanks largely to the rising strength of the American dollar. As a World City, Hong Kong has more to offer than any visitor could ever see in one trip. (more…)

Great Thanksgiving Events Around the Country

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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Thanksgiving is centered around one event we all love — a nice, big Thanksgiving dinner. But there’s plenty more going on around the holiday and, if you’re traveling, you may get the chance to check out an event you might not otherwise have a chance to see. Here are some neat Thanksgiving events around the country worth checking out:

New York: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

If there’s a second-most popular thing to do besides eat on Thanksgiving, it’s watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade make its way through Manhattan. If you’re in the Big Apple for Thanksgiving, you have the chance to check it out in person. Don’t miss out!  (more…)