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Be Sure to Visit These Must-See Historical Sites in Boston

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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Perhaps no other city was more integral to the earliest days of the U.S. than Boston. It is where colonists first rebelled against the British, where war sentiment was stoked and where countless patriots called home.

So it’s no surprise that Boston is full of neat historical sites. Here are a few Boston historical sites you can’t miss the next time you’re in town.

Paul Revere House: One of the Oldest Historical Sites in Boston

Located in the city’s beautiful North End, this is the home from which Paul Revere left on his famous midnight ride to warn of the advancing British Army. It’s an architectural beauty, built in 1680 and now maintained as a museum that visitors can explore for a small entry fee.

While you’re in the North End, be sure to take a walk around the historic neighborhood, which consists of haphazardly arranged, narrow cobblestone streets and a number of highly regarded restaurants. (more…)

Get Off the Strip: 5 Things to Do in Las Vegas Besides Gamble

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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If you’ve been to Las Vegas before, it’s a pretty safe bet you visited a casino while you were there. Vegas is one of the premier gambling destination in the world, and with good reason.

Once you’ve got Vegas gambling under your belt, though, it’s time to check out other things that Vegas has to offer. Here are some fun things to do in Las Vegas besides gamble.

Hit the Golf Course

Despite the desert climate, Vegas is home to numerous quality golf courses, including the famous Shadow Creek Golf Course, popular among the rich and elite. If you want to golf at Shadow Creek, you’ll need to stay at the MGM Grand and hand over a $500 green fee. That’s actually a good deal, considering that tee times there were invite-only when it opened. Meanwhile, a tee time at the Las Vegas Golf Club can be as low as $15 at times.

Other golf options include Chimera, the Las Vegas Country Club, the RIo Secco Golf Club and Southern Highlands.

Drive a Race Car

At the Richard Petty Driving Experience, visitors get to drive a NASCAR race car on a real track (or ride shotgun, if you prefer). It’s as exciting as driving can get, and is a must for all race fans.

If you’re into fast cars, also consider paying to take a super-expensive luxury sports car for a few laps. Options include an Aston Martin, McLaren, Lamborghini and the other usual suspects.

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Visit the Mob Museum

Housed in an enormous and ornate former post office, this museum — officially known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement — chronicles the rise of figures such as Al Capone and Eliot Ness. While national in scope, the museum makes sure to delve into the mob’s deep history in Las Vegas, where mobsters quite literally ran casinos in the city’s early days.

On the law enforcement side of things, visitors can listen to actual wiretaps and explore figures such as notorious one-time FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. (On the law enforcement note, consider also checking out CSI: The Experience, a forensic-themed interactive exhibit modeled after the TV show.)

Go For a Hike at Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a beautiful desert landscape 17 miles west of the Strip. Here, you’ll find scenic hikes ranging from under a mile in length to more than 10 miles for experienced hikers. If hiking is too strenuous — after all, you are on vacation — you can just follow the 13-mile-long scenic drive that runs through the canyon.

One word of caution: It can get very, very hot at Red Rock any time of year, so be sure you’ve packed a lot of water if you’re going for a hike.

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Get a Bird’s-Eye View From a Hot Air Balloon

Take sightseeing in Vegas to new heights by watching the sun rise over the desert horizon from a hot air balloon. Vegas Balloon Rides offers rides taking off as early as 5 a.m., and they guarantee the lowest price in town. The flights go for about an hour and can reach as high as 2,500 feet.

 

Did you know the Vegas Strip isn’t even actually in the city limits of Las Vegas? There’s so much to do in Sin City than gamble. Try to get outdoors during your visit. We don’t think you’ll regret it.

PC Housing offers short- and long-term housing in furnished homes for travelers. Don’t feel like a tourist in a hotel — live in a home during your stay. We have locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Get in touch with us to learn more.

 

5 Natural Landmarks in the U.S. You Have to Visit

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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Most of us live a busy life filled with cars, electronics and long hours at work. From time to time, it’s nice to take a break from all that by becoming fully immersed in the beauty and serenity that nature has to offer.

Fortunately, the U.S. is home to some of the world’s most beautiful physical landmarks and national parks. Here are five natural landmarks in the U.S. that you must visit in your lifetime!

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Hotel vs. Temporary Housing: What You Should Know Before You Choose Your Home Away from Home

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Looking for a place to stay means evaluating your needs and preferences. It can also mean sacrificing comfort and convenience, for the sake of having a reasonable place to stay that meets your needs at a specific time. You’ve worked to make sure your home is perfectly suited for you in style, layout, furnishings, comfort, and more. That’s why there’s no place like home.

Having to find a place to stay for business, relocation, or vacation purposes that meets your immediate needs doesn’t mean having to forego comfort and convenience. It is possible to get the convenience of a hotel stay with the comfort and independence of your home.

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Corporate Travel Guide: A Checklist for International Business Travel

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Making a Checklist for Corporate International Travel

Traveling abroad for business involves a great deal of coordinating and organizing. It is easy to be so focused on the business aspect of your trip that you forget to check the specific rules of entry for your destination country. We’re here to help you stay focused on your work—use our checklist below to make sure you’re ready to meet travel guidelines for international travel.

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The Art of Carrying On: Carry-On Bag Essentials

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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Packing for a flight is an art form, a game of Tetris that requires you to balance being prepared for the unexpected with being efficient. You want to avoid over packing or leaving behind essential items.

When it comes to packing a carry-on bag, things are even more difficult. Mistakes can cause you time, money, and productivity. Plus, you have to keep security checks in mind (we have your back on this front too. Read our post about packing with security in mind).

To help you make the best out of your next trip, we suggest you avoid the hotel experience and opt for the comfort of home by staying in one of our luxury vacation rentals—PC Housing has units across the country and Canada—reach out to us today! And we’ve taken the time to compile a list of essential items you must pack in your carry-on bag.

Read on to make sure your next trip goes smoothly.

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Explore the Best Beaches and Lakes for Summer Travel

Friday, June 10th, 2016

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This summer, discover some of the best waterside vacation spots the US has to offer. We have compiled a list of the top beaches and lakes you should consider visiting. We think you’ll find that some, or maybe all, of these spots should be on your bucket list.

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Airline Hacks: How to Pack with Security in Mind

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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If you’re flying somewhere, you’re going to go through a security check. For some reason, the vast majority of people seem to deny this fact until the last moment—it’s baffling why so few plan accordingly. Here are a few quick and easy tips to help you breeze through your next encounter with the TSA (or whichever international equivalent you’re to be scrutinized by).

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5 Reasons to Avoid the Hassle of Hotels On Your Next Trip

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

5 Reasons to Avoid the Hassle of Hotels On Your Next Trip | PC Housing, San Diego

Hotels are the norm for travelers, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with their hassles. There are so many new ways to live well when you travel—don’t settle! Here are 5 reasons to consider alternative housing options next time you’re out of town.

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Best Steakhouses in Chicago: Where to Eat in the Windy City

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Best Steakhouses in Chicago: How to Eat Meat in the Windy City | PC Housing

The Windy City has a penchant for heavy foods (perhaps so its inhabitants aren’t carried away by a wayward gust). Between Chicago-style hot dogs, deep-dish pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches, it’s fair to say that Chicagoans are pretty grounded when it comes to cuisine.

Steakhouses are a lesser-known facet of Chicago cuisine, but they’re no less influential. Next time you visit Chicago, get your carnivorous fix at the six best steakhouses in Chicago.

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