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6 Lesser-Known Tourist Attractions Along The East Coast

Posted by Wendy Sheats on November 2, 2016

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
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Topics: Business Travel, Leisure Travel, Bleisure Travel, Tourist Attractions

An East Coast Bleisure Travel Guide & Infographic

Posted by Wendy Sheats on May 4, 2016

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.

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Topics: Business Travel, Leisure Travel, Business Travel Tips, Bleisure Travel, Tourist Attractions

4 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

Posted by Wendy Sheats on April 26, 2016

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.

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Topics: Business Travel, Business Travel Tips

4 Work/Life Balance Tips for Working Parents Who Travel for Business

Posted by Wendy Sheats on April 19, 2016

TIPS FOR WORKING AND TRAVELING PARENTS

If you are one of the many working parents who travel for business, finding a work/life balance is not always as easy as you would hope. It may feel like you always have to sacrifice a child's game or performance in favor of business, or vice versa. However, there are a few things you might be able to try that you have not thought of.

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Topics: Business Travel, Business Travel Tips

4 Ways to Pack More Leisure Time Into Business Travel

Posted by Wendy Sheats on April 5, 2016

BLEISURE TRAVEL

A travel trend that is steadily on the rise is the merging of business and leisure travel. According to CNN, the buzzword for this is “bleisure travel,” a term used to define professionals who pack leisure time into their business trips.

The Hotwire® and Egencia "Bleisure" Travel Report revealed that 36% of travelers aged 35-44 have made time for leisure activities during a work trip.  According to a BridgeStreet Global Hospitality survey, bleisure travelers are falling into the 45- to 54-year-old age group. Six out of 10 of those travelers are away from home on business 10 or more days per year.

Traveling for business may be inevitable, but it doesn’t mean you can’t find time to to memorialize special finds, places and experiences in the towns you visit. You very well may find it beneficial to get a better understanding of the city, culture and needs of the people to which you are providing services.

Here are 4 ways to pack more leisure time into your business travel:

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Topics: Business Travel

Fly Door-To-Door and Revolutionize the Way You Do Business

Posted by Wendy Sheats on March 22, 2016

Chances are good that you are well versed in both large and small airports. When you walk into a heavily trafficked airport, what is your experience like? Often, it veers toward one of two extremes: you arrive way too early and end up with plenty of boredom and time on your hands, or you arrive later than you planned due to traffic and parking problems and have to rush through security before running for your flight. Neither experience is much fun, so thank goodness there are plenty of lightly utilized airports to save your sanity and make flying enjoyable.

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Topics: Small Business Success, Business Travel