Buying souvenirs for all the special people in your life is oftentimes expected when you’re on a trip. If you travel often, or if you’re in an expensive destination, spending money on all of these gifts can add up. There are plenty of souvenirs available at any destination that will impress your loved ones without breaking the bank.
Bringing back food or drinks unique to a region is a great way to give your loved ones a taste — literally — of the destination. Instead of visiting a souvenir shop or waiting until you get to the airport, seek out a grocery store. You’ll find a wider variety of available delicacies, and if you’re traveling abroad, there will be a better selection with packaging in the local language. Candy is a perfect, inexpensive gift to bring back. Wine tends to be priced lower in certain destinations, too. Just keep size requirements in mind when packing your luggage.
Support local artisans on your travels. Markets often offer a variety of art made by locals at surprisingly low price points. You’re also likely be offered a discount if you buy multiple items from one vendor.
For a free souvenir, bring home some matchbooks. While you’re out at bars and restaurants, keep an eye out for complimentary branded matchbooks. These one-of-a-kind souvenirs are great conversation starters and will make your loved one think of you when they use them.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
There’s more to the Dakotas than Fargo films, TV shows and Mount Rushmore. Between North Dakota and South Dakota, adventure travelers have their hands full with activity and incredible destinations to explore.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Philadelphia is one of the friendliest LGBTQ+ cities in the United States, and yearly there are usually pride parades, OutFest in October and other events to support the community. The parties and nightlife Philadelphia has to offer are even better, and here are some of the best spots to have a good time while visiting.