Life on the campaign trail can be tough! Have you ever wondered where your favorite 2016 presidential candidate jets off to when they’re not on the clock?
Following the footsteps of Bush families before him, Jeb has his own home at the Bush compound in Maine. Located on Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, the site has been the summer home of the Bush family for decades and has played host to important world political figures.
Ben Carson takes his vacation days out of the country with visits to a favorite villa on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. We definitely can’t blame him. This picturesque region is perfect for a Mediterranean getaway.
Chris Christie most certainly knows how to travel. The New Jersey governor has been a little bit of everywhere, typically taking the more luxurious options available. From the Middle East to the Caribbean, you’re sure to find him somewhere glamorous.
This presidential candidate has been criticized for the number of vacation days he’s taken, but you won’t find him living the good life with Christie. Instead, you’re more likely to find Ted Cruz duck hunting with the Duck Dynasty crew or discussing his Israeli support with rabbis at Passover getaways hosted by luxury resorts in California.
Does a holiday sleepover at Mitt Romney’s house sound like a great way to spend vacation time? Apparently so to Marco Rubio and Chris Christie, who both included that little New Hampshire getaway in their 2015 travel. You can also find Marco Rubio in Las Vegas or at Disney World, a popular choice for politicians and their families.
When you have hotels all over the world, not to mention a ridiculous amount of money gained from being a business mogul, rather than a politician, the world is most certainly your oyster. However, if you have the hubris of Donald Trump, you’re only going to stay at your own properties, naturally. One of his favorites? The Turnberry in Scotland.
Hillary Clinton has the White House background and is accustomed to all the jet-setting perks that come with it, and just because she vacations stateside, it doesn’t make her getaways low-key by any means. Her destination of choice is the Hamptons, where she spends time with family in a vacation rental costing close to the average American income per week.
Bernie Sanders is pushing for Americans to get plenty of their own paid vacation each year, but there’s not much talk about where he’s spending his days off. In fact, he’s been described by a former chief of staff as not having any hobbies and not going on vacation. Even his honeymoon was a business trip, during which he and his new wife traveled to the Soviet Union for diplomatic meetings.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.