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The Perfect Weekend Road Trips

We have planned out some awesome road trips for you so you can spend your weekend sightseeing instead of being locked on the couch.

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So it’s the weekend. You just finished work on Friday and you don’t want to spend your few precious days off just sitting on your couch watching reruns of bowling again. This weekend you want to get out there and do something. Something that you’ll remember, besides that 7-10 split that portly man hit in between crushing onion rings to take home the championship in ‘96.

Well, look no further, because we have planned out some awesome road trips for you so you can spend your weekend sightseeing and you can maybe even bowl a game or two along the way.

 

Miami to Key West, Florida

This trip is a lot of fun and a pretty relaxing drive. You will only have to travel 113 miles which is short but the adventures to be had are large. You will see tons of quirky souvenir shops and there is plenty of fantastic seafood. You can see dolphins, feed tarpon and scuba dive at the only living coral reef in the United States.

 

New York City to the Catskill Mountains

Get out of the Big Apple and get some remarkable scenic views on this excellent road trip. There is plenty to see and the landscape is so beautiful it is sure to set your Instagram ablaze. The towns are each very unique and fun to explore. From Poughkeepsie to Woodstock there is no shortage of adventures that will eat up your weekend before you know it. You will have long lasting memories of the fun and beautiful road trip through the Catskill Mountains.

 

San Francisco to San Simeon, California

Take a ride down the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and get stunning views of the ocean as well as Redwood trees, the tallest trees in the world. This highway hugs the coastline and everywhere you look is simply breathtaking. You can visit Santa Cruz and check out their fun boardwalk as well as hit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Once you reach San Simeon you can visit the Hearst Castle which is legendary and well worth the trip.

 

Chicago to Lake Geneva Wisconsin

The Chicago elite of the Gilded Age used to vacation to Lake Geneva in the summer time so you know this place has a lot to offer. The Wrigley family had a home in Lake Geneva that they would visit when they had a chance to get out and enjoy the sun. There is plenty to excite just about everyone here, from train museums to an observatory. Oh and there’s also a lake here that is super fun.

 

Austin to Fredericksburg, Texas

This drive is best to undertake in April so that you can visit Hill Country and see the astounding wildflowers that cover this area. But if it’s not April there are still plenty of reasons to embark on this road trip. The main reason being wine. Fredericksburg is home to a bunch of fantastic wineries on its wine road. Just make sure that you get to your hotel before you hit the wine road or you could spend your weekend road trip sleeping in your car.

 

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Florida Vacations Fun For The Whole Family

Make your Florida trip easy, relaxing, and memorable for the whole family when you visit one of these amazing vacation destinations.

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So you want to get out of town and relax in the Florida sun, but where is the best place for you to go that your entire family can enjoy?

The first thing that comes to mind is obviously Disney World and that is, of course, an incredible vacation destination. But not everyone is as big of a Disney freak as my colleagues and I are. So, while Disney World is always the number one choice, it’s number one in this article, we’ll explain why below, there are plenty of other wonderful non-theme park options for you and your family as well.

Make your Florida trip easy, relaxing, and memorable for the whole family when you visit one of these amazing vacation destinations.

 

Disney World

Yeah, I know you know about Walt Disney World, but it needs to be mentioned because it is the ultimate family vacation not just in Florida but in the USA. If you’re wondering how to please everyone in your family and they’re all different age groups your safest bet is to come to Disney World. You won’t have to think much, just let them loose and voila you’ve done a great job.  The hotels are great with a little something for everyone, there are even on-site activities for the kids so that the parents can get away for a nice spa or hit the bar for a drink and know that their children are in good hands. So if you’re looking to knock it out of the part effortlessly then go to Disney World.

 

Amelia Island

A much more relaxing vacation than Disney World, Amelia Island is a nice spot if you’re looking to have a beach vacation that’s not too crowded. Your family can play in the waves, go horseback riding, and even some fun treasure hunting known as geocaching. Plus, you don’t have to worry about tourist-traps here because they are very few and far between and that is just one reason why visiting Amelia Island is just so special.

 

Captiva Island

You would love to be held captive on the beautiful Captiva Island. This is a nice quiet island where you can watch the birds, walk on the beach and gather beautiful seashells while watching a majestic sunset. There are also plenty of spectacular resorts here if you’re looking to golf while the kids hit the waterslides. Your kids will get so pooped out here during the day that you will be sure to have some date nights after all your children pass out.

 

Clearwater Beach

White-sand beaches abound on the beautiful Clearwater Beach. Oh, and they didn’t just come up with the name Clearwater Beach just out of the blue, no pun intended, the water really is unbelievably clear. There are great hotels with plenty of fun for all the kids and you can even take a short drive to a Tampa Bay Rays game or hit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where you can meet Winter the Dolphin, the real life dolphin whose story was told in the hit film “Dolphin Tale.”

 

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Where to Stay in Denver

We have talked to our colleagues and compiled a list of all of our favorite neighborhoods we have ever spent time in so that you know all of the coolest places to stay in Denver.

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So you’ve booked a vacation in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. Denver is a great place to visit all year round. Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and it’s easy to know why. This place is full of so much fun stuff to do whether you’re an outdoorsy person or a music person or whatever it is you’re interested in, there is no doubt that Denver offers it in spades. While Denver is an amazing city, it is also a huge city, so you need to know what you’re looking for before you pick a neighborhood to stay in.

We have talked to our colleagues and compiled a list of all of our favorite neighborhoods we have ever spent time in so that you know all of the coolest places to stay in Denver.

 

LoDo

LoDo is not some name from the Lord of the Rings, it actually stands for Lower Downtown. This is a historic neighborhood that is filled to the brim with Victorian buildings. But you won’t just have to check out old buildings around here, there are also plenty of awesome restaurants, bars, and coffeehouses. Also if you’re a baseball fan then this is where you’ll find Coors Field, home to the MLB’s Colorado Rockies. So whether you’re looking to go shopping for a book, party the night away or watch a baseball game, LoDo has got you covered.

 

LoHi

LoHi is not in the Lord of the Rings either, it’s in Denver. LoHi stands for Lower Highlands and was just named as one of America’s best hipster neighborhoods. That means there are plenty of hip restaurants, music festivals, and bars. But it’s not all loud, there are also plenty of super quiet neighborhood streets around so staying here won’t be a constant headache.

If you’re hip and you want to see a hipper side of Denver then be sure to stay in LoHi.

 

Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek might as well be called Shopping Town. There are a ton of cool, unique, independently owned stores around here and even some upscale name brands as well.

You can also spend your time in Cherry Creek relaxing in one of the many nice spas and check out the tons of charming eateries, but once you’re done eating and relaxing be sure to hit up the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and get back to shopping.

 

Art District on Santa Fe

The Art District is full of, you’re never going to believe this, art!

No matter what your artistic tastes are, you are sure to find it around here, because there is a slew of galleries around here that cater to everyone’s tastes. Check out the art walks they hold on the first Friday of every month to get a great taste of all the cool stuff this neighborhood has to offer. The art district is also known as a Latino and Hispanic hub, so get some real culture when you visit Denver and if you’re here around the Dia de Los Muertos, you’re in luck, because there are a ton of awesome events that you just have to check out.

 

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Where To Stay In Budapest

We talked to our colleagues around the office who have traveled to Budapest and couldn’t wait to share all of their favorite neighborhoods where they’ve stayed on their many trips to Hungary’s capital city.

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Budapest is a beautiful city in the heart of Eastern Europe. Come to a city that has quickly rocketed to one of Europe’s favorite cities for tourists and locals alike. Hungary is an amazing place that is so rich with history, and Budapest offers history and fun in spades.

We talked to our colleagues around the office who have traveled to Budapest and couldn’t wait to share all of their favorite neighborhoods where they’ve stayed on their many trips to Hungary’s capital city.

 

 

Budapest’s City Center

The City Center of Budapest is located in the District V of Budapest. This is where you want to be if you love being in the heart of the city that is the heart of Hungary in the heart of Eastern Europe. You will be close to the picturesque Danube river, public transit and have plenty of wonderful cafes and bars around you. There are tons of beautiful hotels in this district and you will definitely not regret your stay in Budapest’s City Center.

 

 

Budapest’s Castle District

You must see Budapest’s many attractions and if you want to be close to them then stay in Budapest’s Castle District. This district is also very quiet, so if you’re looking for a tame side of Budapest then this is the district for you. There are beautiful views, tons of attractions and great cafes and restaurants. This may not be the best place to go if you’re looking to see what Budapest’s nightlife has to offer, but if you’re looking for a beautiful quiet visit to a beautiful, charming city then the Castle District is for you.

 

 

Budapest District VI

You won’t believe this, but District VI is right next to District V. You will be able to see what it’s really like for Hungarian locals in this district but you won’t be far away from still seeing all the great sights Budapest has to offer. Not only is this district great to see how locals live, but it’s also great because it is super cheap. You can find a great place to stay that won’t hurt your pocket book, so you can spend your money on many of the great Budapest attractions which you can still conveniently get to by bus.

 

 

Budapest District VII – Erzsebetvaros

If you’re looking for a fun, hip neighborhood to party the night away then District VII is for you. Here you will find a super fun, bar-filled atmosphere, including ruin-pubs which are pubs inside of abandoned buildings, they are very cool. District VII is also known as Budapest’s Jewish quarter where you will find Europe’s largest synagogue, named the Great Synagogue. Revel in its beauty and take a wonderful tour of this amazing site. This is not one of the quietest neighborhoods to stay, but it is one of the most fun. So if fun is what you seek then District VII is where you must stay.

 

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