Archive for the ‘Travel Advice’ Category
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Flying is definitely convenient, but there’s no better way to see America than by hitting the road yourself and taking in the sights. Now that it’s officially spring, lots of places across the country are looking particularly beautiful. Travel & Leisure has put out a gorgeous slide show list of some of the best spring drives across the country. Here are a few of the spring drives you should try to work into your travels:
See the Texas Bluebonnet Spring Bloom
Are your travels taking you in or around Austin this spring? If so, you’re in luck, because not far from the quirky Texas capital are some stretches of highway surrounded by gorgeous bluebonnets, the official state flower. Just head west from Austin on Route 290 to Johnson City, and then north to Burnet, which has the distinction of being the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas. (more…)
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time on the Las Vegas Strip or your 50th — it’s easy to end up stuck in a tourist trap, lost in a huge crowd of folks. Here are a few Las Vegas casino tips to help you navigate the Las Vegas Strip like a pro.
Learn the Games
This sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many folks put money down on a table because the game looks interesting — but they don’t really know how it’s played, let alone how to bet wisely.
Most of the big casinos actually offer free gambling lessons. You can find a schedule here. This way, you’ll know what you’re getting into when you pull your wallet out. Even if you think you’re already a pro, it might be worth swinging by a lesson to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered. (more…)
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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…)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Often overlooked in the enormous state of Texas is Abilene, a sizable city in the central-northern part of the state. There are lots of engaging and active things to do in Abilene if you are visiting — and not just eat delicious barbeque (though you should do that, too). Here are a few neat things to do in Abilene: (more…)
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Atlanta is the hub of the southeastern U.S. — a great blend of Old Southern hospitality and urban modernism. It’s also home to some great museums, so if you find yourself with some free time, here are a few Atlanta museums to check out on your next visit.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
On the somber side, this 35-acre site is the childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It also includes Ebenezer Baptist Church, the house of worship where both King and his father preached. Beside the church lies the tomb of the famed civil rights icon, and numerous other tributes and museums honor the American Civil Rights Movement and King’s role as a leader within the site.
This National Historic Site is located just east of Downtown across I-85.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
A quick business trip is easy: Book a place to stay for the night, catch a flight, take a train or hop in a car, and do what you’ve got to do once you arrive. But what if you need to stay for a few weeks? Planning an extended business trip is a different ballgame. Here are some things to keep in mind. (more…)
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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…)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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…)
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
2017 is upon us, and travel giant Frommer’s and other experts recently offered their take on what we can expect. Without further ado, here are the 2017 travel trends to keep in mind as you plan your travel this year.
1. A new kind of opulence
According to Forbes, we can expect to see a redefinition of luxury taking shape at hotels across the nation. It’s not that we can’t expect nice things, but we can expect them to be more carefully selected and less in-your-face. “Less is more” will be the guiding philosophy for hotel opulence in 2017, according to Forbes.
This means hotels will focus on perfecting the things that matter most, like the bed you sleep in instead of that awkwardly placed chair in the room that no one ever uses. (more…)
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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…)