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What comes to mind when you think of hidden gems?
We all have that favorite place to eat in our hometown or the secret park we like to visit on the weekends, but finding similar places in bigger cities can be hard especially when you are only there for a short time.
Below are some hidden gems that are definitely worth checking out on your next trip to the following popular cities:
- Atlanta, GA
- Boston, MA
- New Orleans, LA
- New York, NY
- Orlando, FL
- Washington, D.C.
Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket are three of the most popular getaways in the northeastern United States. Much of their attraction stems from the fact that even today, they offer a relaxed, laid-back experience; and for those who love staying on the move during a vacation, all three places offer incredible outdoor opportunities such as beaches and biking.
WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU PICTURE THE TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT ON THE EAST COAST?
Most likely cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta pop up. While they (and many other cities) are fantastic, the East Coast boasts a bounty of hidden gems and lesser-known tourist attractions capable of stealing the show from their larger counterparts.
Lovers of leisure travel should check out these six East Coast United States destinations.
- Roanoke, Virginia
- Lake Champlain in Vermont
- Letchworth State Park, New York State
- Portland, Maine
- Fernandina Beach, Florida
- Mobile Bay, Alabama
I saw my new neighbor, Ed, putting one of his dogs into the back of his pickup truck. I went over and asked Ed what he was up to. He said he was going hunting for quail and needed the dog to help him find where the birds are hiding and point them out. I asked why he used this older, slower dog and not Harley, his younger, more energetic dog.
He said, “Harley is younger and faster, and loves to go hunting, but when we get out there in the brush, he forgets his job is to point out the birds to me. Whenever a rabbit flushes out and starts to run, Harley hauls off and chases after him and that’s the end of my quail hunting for a while. A good bird dog knows to let the rabbit go and keep pointing out the birds. Harley has never learned that.”
Are you like Harley? Do you start on one thing and then find yourself getting sidetracked? Do you have the rabbit-chasing syndrome?
BUSINESS + LEISURE = BLEISURE
Bleisure combines the words "business" and "leisure," and bleisure travel occurs when people traveling for work take personal days before, during and/or after work for leisurely, non-business travel. Sometimes, these folks take their families along, but solo travelers have plenty of fun, too.
Bleisure travel is an excellent idea regardless of whether a traveler has previously been to a certain location. Cities change, and there are always new things to do and see. The East Coast of the United States is one place that teems with opportunity for bleisure travelers; in fact, two of the top five domestic travel destinations, New York City and Philadelphia, are on the East Coast, according to an American Express Global Business Travel report. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler also add Washington, D.C., Boston and New Orleans to the list of popular business travel destinations. Meanwhile, Cvent recommends Orlando and Atlanta, particularly for conventions and meetings.
So, for any bleisure travelers who find themselves in these cities, download our Guide to East Coast Bleisure Travel for hotels, restaurants and activities that will inject a true leisure twist into business travel.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN IMAGINEAIR PILOT
For a limited time, we are offering pilots from all walks of life a chance to fly with and experience a day-in-the-life of an IMAGINEAIR pilot. This unique opportunity includes an informational interview, a complementary flight with one of our pilots, a gift bag and so much more.
This is a great experience for you if you are in the process of:
- Approaching retirement and figuring out how you can keep doing what you love (while perhaps staying out of your spouse's hair)
- Building your flight time as a flight instructor and trying to decide on your path, such as charter, air taxi or regional airline
- Seeking to advance in your career, or
- Seeking help to jump start your next opportunity
ROMANTIC GETAWAYS FOR MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
Don't forget, Mother's Day is just around the corner. This Sunday, May 8, to be exact. By now you've gone online to research mother’s day gift ideas and you've have already shipped some of her favorite things to arrive by Mother’s Day weekend. But, if you're looking for something more relaxing and romantic this year, you're in luck. Here’s a look at some of the best weekend getaways on the East Coast where IMAGINEAIR can take you.
HEALTHY BUSINESS TRAVEL
Staying healthy while traveling for business can be difficult, no matter your job. And even if you do seemingly everything right--you eat healthfully, you strive for enough sleep, and you exercise--your emotions might still be listless due to homesickness. With that in mind, here are four ways to stay healthy on your business travels.
The Cirrus SR22-GTS has been on the market since 2001, and during that time it's become one of the most popular small planes with buyers. The Cirrus SR22 is lauded for its safety and how easy it is to fly, and the GTS has quickly earned a reputation as the flagship of the Cirrus SR22 line, thanks to its additional features. Read on to learn some of this plane's most striking characteristics.