While over-the-top destination bachelorette parties are a growing trend, what do you do for a friend on the opposite end of the spectrum? If your friend doesn’t want to have a bachelorette party, but you still want to celebrate her upcoming nuptials, follow our tips for throwing a low-key celebration.
Maybe your friend would prefer to spend a night out or weekend with her bridal party. Instead of planning an elaborate outing, plan a low-key event with just the bridal party. This way, the bride can enjoy some time with her closest loved ones without dealing with a huge to-do.
Let’s face it, being the center of attention isn’t for everyone. You can still host a bachelorette event without calling it that. For many people, a bachelorette party is an excuse to gather with your friends and family and spend time together. So do just that. Plan a brunch or a night out at her favorite bar. You can sneakily pick up the tab before she has time to open her wallet.
If your friend truly wants to completely skip the experience, make her a gift basket of bachelorette essentials she can enjoy on her own. Include a bottle of Champagne or her favorite wine, some face masks or a spa gift card and a package of her favorite sweet treats she can indulge in from the comfort of her own home.
New York City has never celebrated a reputation for its bargain prices. Even seasoned travelers expect to pay a minimum of $300 a night on accommodations to stay in the city center or even along the outskirts. And specialty housing like Airbnb and vacation rentals are often more expensive than hotels. But there are some creative ways to score deep discounts on New York City accommodations without compromising on fun.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
It can be difficult, loving beer and fitness and health at the same time. After all, beer has few, if any, health benefits. Is it possible to blend the two, so you’re never losing out? According to Athletic Brewing, it’s totally possible. Athletic Brewing claims it’s “changing the game by providing beer lovers with a way to live a healthy, active lifestyle while experiencing the rich, complex flavors of craft beer.”
While the United States has some seriously haunted cities, it’s difficult to compare with the U.K.’s ancient history and Eastern Europe’s dark past. Check out this list of the most haunted cities abroad before planning your next international getaway.