From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and dogsledding, the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania offer a wide variety of winter activities any adventurer will enjoy.
The Great Wolf Lodge has an excellent indoor waterpark open year-round with entry included with your stay. The park features 13 waterslides, six play pools and a four-story water fort. There is also a spa on the premises, a great escape for adults featuring a variety of massages, manicures and skin therapy services. If you’re looking for skiing and snowboarding options, the nearby Alpine Mountain provides a great option for novices and experts alike.
Snow tubing is an activity anyone can enjoy. It requires no special equipment (besides weather-appropriate clothing). At Camelback Mountain, you don’t even have to worry about walking back up the hill or carrying your tube as they have a snow tubing lift they refer to as the “magic carpet.” Camelback is also a great option for skiing and snowboarding. If you’re curious about the variety of difficulty offered, their online map clearly shows the range of beginner, intermediate and expert trails.
After you’ve had a fun day on the slopes, The French Manor Inn and Spa is the perfect, relaxing way to warm up and soothe your sore muscles. The spa hosts Wine Lover’s Weekends in the fall and winter with complimentary wine tastings on Saturdays. They also have wine and art events every Wednesday for $35 per painter. In the winter months, there is a fireside couples massage available, a great option for couples looking to thaw out and relax by the fire.
Whether your next winter adventure in the Poconos Mountains includes snow, spas or waterparks, it’s going to be an experience you will never forget.
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?
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
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.
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.
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.