Archive for the ‘Travel Tips’ Category

Outdoor Spring Activities in San Diego to Enjoy

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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Spring is approaching in San Diego, and while we know that winter in Southern California isn’t much to recover from, it’s still an exciting time. Flowers will be blooming and more folks will be spending time outdoors. If you’re going to be in town this spring, you need to take advantage of this. To help you out, here are a few spring activities in San Diego to get you out and enjoying the beautiful climate. (more…)

A Hidden Texas Gem: Things to Do in Abilene

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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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…)

Stroll Through History at These Atlanta Museums

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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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.

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4 Money-Saving New Year’s Travel Resolutions for 2017

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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If you’ve never quite been the international jetsetter you’ve wanted to be, you’ve got 365 days to become one in 2017. You can make the most of it while still not blowing your budget. Here are a few 2017 New Year’s travel resolutions to help you save travel dollars.

Buy Cheaper Flights

Of course, we all wouldn’t mind buying our flights on the cheap in 2017, and any other year. But it’s easier than you might think. (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…)

Check Out These 3 Snowy Winter Travel Destinations

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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Folks have mixed opinions on winter — some love the snow, some hate it. Some people live in places that are buried in snow each winter, while others live in sunny locales where “snow” might as well be a word in a foreign language.

Last week, we offered a few options for snow-weary folks to escape the cold and get some sunshine this winter. Today, we do the opposite. For those of you who are looking to get a taste of what winter is all about, here are some winter travel destinations for you to consider. (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…)

4 Business Travel Blogs You Should Read (Besides This One)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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If you’re on the road (or in the air) a lot for business, you probably have moments in a hotel or airport where you find yourself looking for something to read. It’s a nice break from work, work, work all the time. There are some well-written, useful blogs out there geared toward business travelers that can help you plan your trips or just keep you entertained. Here are some business travel blogs you need to check out.

Frequent Business Traveler

Simple name, but a super-detailed blog. If the title of this blog sounds like you, then you need to be reading it. The contributing bloggers are all travel writers by trade, so you know you’re getting professionalism.

This business travel blog is broken up into ideal sections, including one for air travel, one for road travel and one for hotel-focused blog posts. The blog’s Destination Guides are an encyclopedia of travel knowledge that’s geared toward business travelers like yourself. So whether you’re looking to learn about new rewards programs from the companies you use or you want to read hotel reviews, this is the blog for you. (more…)

Tips for Getting Exercise While Traveling For Business

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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It not always easy to stay healthy when you’re on the road regularly. Sometimes you have no access to a kitchen to make a healthy meal. Your gym may be a thousand miles away. But don’t worry, because there are lots of little things you can integrate into your life on the road that will help keep you in good shape. Here are some tips for getting exercise while traveling for business.

Keep on the Move at the Airport

Sitting for long periods of time is one of the worst things you can do for your physical fitness. Most of us already sit more often than we should at work, and you’ll be sitting for your entire flight — so don’t get a head start at the airport.

Unless you’re in a rush to catch your flight, take the stairs, not the escalator. Walk instead of hopping on the people-mover in favor of the original people mover — your legs. Instead of sticking at the gate or at the bar, walk around the terminal. Airports are among the best places for people-watching.   (more…)

4 Not-So-Common Things to Do in Chicago

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

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The Windy City offers more than its fair share of things to do. As the cultural center of the Midwest and America’s third-largest city, you won’t ever get bored in Chicago.

But there’s more than meets the eye. If you look closely, Chicago offers some things to do that are quirky and a bit off-the-wall. Here are a few of our favorite not-so-common things to do in Chicago. (more…)