FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Under $100: Burlington, Vermont

by Holly Riddle

Jun 14, 2022

© Juliedeshaies | Dreamstime.com

Under $100 / North America

Start your day in Burlington with breakfast at Penny Cluse Cafe, a long-standing favorite that draws a line. With breakfast served all day, options include rib-sticking menu items such as the Bucket-o-Spuds (home fries covered in melted cheese, salsa, sour cream and eggs) and a variety of breakfast tacos. You can easily enjoy a breakfast here for less than $15.


From there, walk down to Church Street Marketplace to spend the morning browsing the boutique and indie stores. Even if you just window shop, you’ll find a lot to love, whether you like to check out local bookstores, galleries, home good boutiques or anything else in between.


Continue to enjoy the incredibly walkable downtown by going to Waterfront Park, where the views of Lake Champlain are entirely photo-worthy. If you’re in town on the right days, you can catch music and food festivals here.


Hungry for lunch? Retrace your tracks and stop into The Farmhouse Tap & Grill. The lunch menu includes burgers and larger plates for less than $20, such as the turkey burger topped with raclette, an onion compote, arugula and rosemary mayo, and the chicken salad topped with cheddar, almonds, cranberries and a cider vinaigrette.


For the afternoon, head to Fleming Museum of Art on the University of Vermont campus. Rotating exhibits combine art with culture and current events to tackle topics ranging from feminism to the refugee crisis. Admission is free.


If you’re willing to drive 10 minutes outside the city (or if you’re visiting during the short summer months when Fleming Museum is closed), you can find another museum worth visiting: the expansive Shelburne Museum. The museum features 39 buildings and a huge array of art across a broad number of mediums and time periods. Beyond the artwork, the museum also features circus collectibles, carriages and other historic artifacts. Tickets are $25.


Once you’re done with your museum exploring for the day, head back toward the city for dinner overlooking Winooski River at Waterworks Food & Drink. With its upscale, seasonal menu and variety of options for every specialty diet, you’re sure to find something you love. Make sure to check out the drink menu, too, for inventive cocktails. You can easily enjoy dinner for less than $40.


Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
Apr 11, 2024

How to Celebrate World Art Day in Santa Barbara, California

World Art Day is April 15 and if you happen to be in Santa Barbara around that time, you’ll have plenty of ways to celebrate.

The Argosaronic Islands Are Calling

The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.

Apr 11, 2024

5 Ways to Avoid Cyber Attacks During Travel

The world is more interconnected and digitized than ever before. Add in the excitement of travel and you get greater responsibilities when on your trip. There are many things to keep in mind when traveling, but one component many fail to consider is their presence online and staying safe in the cyber world.

Destinations / North America
Apr 10, 2024

How to Celebrate World Art Day in Fort Myers, Florida

World Art Day, April 15, is the perfect excuse to visit a new destination and, more specifically, a new destination’s art scene. Fort Myers, Florida, beckons with plenty to do and see.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.

Apr 10, 2024

Velas Resorts’ Wellness Getaways Return Following Pandemic

Velas Resorts’ Wellness Getaways returns for the first time since the pandemic. Held June 6–9 across its properties in Riviera Maya, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, the retreat focuses on fitness, nutrition and holistic health programming.