Best Destinations for a Friends Trip

by Katie Skrzek

Feb 26, 2018

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Trends / Unique Itineraries & Tours

Switch up your regular vacation routine and book a trip with your closest friends. We’ve gathered some ideal destinations to explore with a group. Make sure you consider distance and budget before booking. If you’re traveling from different parts of the country or world, try to select a destination easy to reach via any airport.

Austin, Texas

Austin is home to a great live music scene, including the popular South by Southwest festival. The city also offers great dining, shopping and outdoor activities — what more could you want?

The Caribbean

With several islands with a variety of resorts to choose from, the Caribbean is an ideal spot for a relaxing getaway.

Dublin

Explore the cultural, historical and culinary attractions in Dublin. The city is a train or bus ride away from many other destinations in Ireland if you want to extend your trip.

Montreal

For those looking for a European vibe without having to cross the Atlantic, visit Montreal. Easily accessible for those living on the East Coast of the United States, Montreal is a modern city that maintains an old-world vibe.

New Orleans

New Orleans offers a lot to see without having to travel far. You could spend your entire trip just in the French Quarter. If you and your friends like nightlife and great food, head to the Big Easy.

Tips / Travel
Feb 21, 2019

Foods to Pack for a Long-Haul Flight (and How to Get Them Through Security)

 As airlines start nickel and dime-ing their way into the world’s wallets, travelers have had to get crafty in order to get around newly enacted add-on fees, especially when it comes to in-flight meals. Since this luxury is no longer guaranteed on some flights, particularly on low-cost, long-haul vessels, and because airport food is notoriously overpriced, passengers pack their own food to bring on these long flights. But what types of food are allowed to pass through security and also last multiple hours on a plane in varying temperatures?

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Reviews / Hotel
Feb 21, 2019

Hotel Zeppelin, San Francisco

I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.

Products / Other
Feb 21, 2019

Coffee Table Books for the Adult-ish Traveler

There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Beauty
Feb 21, 2019

Seaweed Skincare from OSEA

Founded in 1996, OSEA is committed to harnessing the power of natural ingredients for use in beauty products.