Plan your next adventure with a brand that knows the great outdoors, REI. The brand just recently launched its first group of under-35 travel itineraries and each is a jam-packed adventure with loads of opportunities to explore. Designed for millennials only, the itineraries take you across North and South America, Europe and Asia.
The new itineraries, as compared to REI’s others, have more flexibility and freedom as to the activities included and are designed for those on a budget, who might prefer more “cost-conscious” accommodations.
The itineraries include trips to Colombia, Peru, Joshua Tree, the Smoky Mountains, Sonoran Desert, Whistler, Amalfi Coast, Greek Isles and Vietnam. The trips range in length from three to nine days and itineraries begin at $800 for the three-day Great Smoky Mountains — Hops, Hikes & Rafting itinerary.
“Our team has taken great care to design highly active itineraries with the right balance of down time, and most importantly that facilitate a community for younger travelers to travel deeply and responsibly with their peers,” said Justin Wood, senior manager of adventure travel, REI.
“For example, on our nine-day Colombia trip, guests will feel like archeologists by trekking with a private chef and discovering a lost city older than Machu Picchu and with far less visitors. We bike Medellin, hike in the world’s highest coastal mountain range, meet tribal leaders and enjoy some well-deserved downtime at the photo famous Tayrona National Park.”
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
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.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.
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.
Start your day with breakfast at a colorful eatery: Good Morning Mama’s Cafe. Breakfast is served all day and includes tantalizing options like Italian fried biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon, and So-Bro chicken, which includes country-fried chicken, home fries, sausage gravy, eggs and a biscuit. You’ll spend less than $15 for most breakfast items.