National Plan for Vacation Day is here!
Never heard of it? That’s ok. It’s new.
In case you’re wondering, it’s effort from US Travel Association and their Project: Time Off campaign. They are aiming to shift American attitudes so that taking time off is understood as essential to personal well-being, professional success, business performance, and economic expansion. And we fully support this idea!
If I were a betting man — and I am, especially for those penny slots in the Vegas airport — I’d venture to say that 2017 will be a year when we need a lot of vacations on the calendar. You’ll need to unwind, reconnect and let loose. Here’s what to do and where to go.
Whether we like it or not, this Friday afternoon our nation will have a new president. Trump’s inauguration will not only change the residents of the White House but also begin a new era of Congress making decisions for us. One decision they cannot take away is your freedom to getaway. So, instead of watching the inauguration, plan yourself a vacation.
Here is our list of places to bury your head in the sand if this last political season has left you a little discouraged and you just can’t bear to look anywhere near Washington D.C.
We know you might be feeling cabin fever right about now — the holidays are over and there is not too much to plan. Well, except a thaw that might come months from now.
According to Merriam-Webster, cabin fever is an “extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged time.” While this might sound dramatic, it does affect a lot of the population. Some symptoms of cabin fever include unhappiness, restlessness, and discomfort but are not limited to those only.
Our cure: take a travel pill to combat these feelings. Read more on how to prevent cabin fever.
There’s only a few hours until we bid fond adieu to 2016 and ring in a brand new year. This can really only mean one thing for the day after NYE: a good amount of people will have some killer hangovers and, if staying in your hometown with a dose of ‘hair-of-the-dog’ isn’t your style, we have the list for you irrespective of your location on this planet.
Winter is here and that means liquids become solids, snow falls from the sky, and many attach blades to their feet to try out their very own triple salchow. While we can only suggest leaving the jumps and tricks to the pros, you can still try your hand (well, feet) at ice skating this holiday season.
We have curated our favorite rinks that are worth a look. Most of these rinks are open well past the holidays so there is no immediate rush, but remember, ice does eventually melt.
Originally a tradition in Europe, Christmas markets not only serve as a place to score some holiday cheer but also act as a central location for locals to eat, drink and catch up with friends. With vendors selling anything from sausages and schnitzels to baubles and handicrafts, each market has it’s very own flair with singing and dancing to warm the heart.
Now these markets are finding their way across the Atlantic and, for good measure, have a little taste of the old world without digging out your passport.
We can’t think a better way to get into the holiday spirit than sipping mulled wine or hot cocoa and walking from stall to stall in a Christmas market, so we’ve rounded up our picks of the neatest and most authentic markets around the country.
Have you made a dent in your holiday shopping list? We’re going to guess and say no. Maybe you were enjoying too many holiday cocktails at your town’s tree lighting or fighting the crowds at the airport, whatever the case, you might consider us your gift-giving-fairies for ideas for those on your list that have been bitten by the travel bug.
Gifting is hard work, but we’re here to help you give meaningful items to ensure that you win Christmas the recipient delights in your thoughtful present.
The idea: Buy gifts that are iconic to or come from a place you’ve visited with your partner, friend, or family member. Some examples to get your wheels turning: