Get The Most Out of a Hotel Gym

By January 12, 2016 Traveling

How is your New Year’s Resolution coming along this year? Perhaps you pledged to give up desserts, lose weight or join a gym. Sure, your resolution was sincere, but your expectations may have been less than realistic.

A research study performed by the University of Scranton and published in Forbes Magazine noted that just eight percent of people achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. So, if you’re like most Americans, then you may have already thrown in the towel.

With jam-packed schedules and busy lives, goal setting and follow through can be exceptionally difficult. This can be especially true for business travelers, who are often forced to forgo their normal routine in order to adapt to fluid schedules.

Fortunately, a quick trip to the hotel’s gym can make all the difference for road warriors. Our team at has compiled our tips to get the most out of your hotel gym:

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6 Travel Planning Tips for Your Next Vacation

By January 8, 2016 Planning

Let’s face it, the fun part of going on vacation is the vacation itself. That’s where you get to go off with your friends, family, or even solo, see amazing sights, taste delicious cuisine, or relax in a lounge chair for a week. But, none of that can happen without a little bit of travel planning upfront.

For most people, that’s the not so fun part of travel.

The good news is it doesn’t have to be boring or frustrating…if you do it the right way.

With the right travel planning, you can take your vacation from something that was a lot of fun, to a trip of a lifetime you’ll never forget. The key is in the details.

Ready to find out more?

Here are a few travel planning tips that will help you create the vacation of your dreams from start to finish.

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Healthy Travel Habits for 2016

By January 4, 2016 Traveling

There’s nothing worse than planning, prepping, and getting excited about an upcoming trip, only to be sidelined by a stomach bug, cold, or the flu. Fortunately,  there are more than a few ways to minimize your chances of falling ill while traveling.

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Best Walking Cities for Your Resolutions

By December 31, 2015 Places

After indulging in all of the Christmas cookies and holiday feasts, it’s not hard to see why most Americans place getting in shape—or some variation thereof—at the top of their resolutions for the upcoming year. One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply walk more. Here is a list of cities that will help you meet that daily step goal the new gadget Santa brought you (and for many more or to see how your hometown measures up, check out Walk Score).

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Our Best Posts of 2015

By December 30, 2015 Saving, Traveling

With the new year around the corner, it’s time to look back on the year before. We wanted to share our most helpful travel tips in one place, so here are our top 5 posts from 2015 with tips on packing, saving money, staying healthy, and more!

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Understanding Walt Disney World Annual Passes

By December 30, 2015 Attractions, Planning, Saving
© Disney / Matt Stroshane

© Disney / Matt Stroshane

There’s a good chance that once you get to Walt Disney World, your family will be wanting to know when they’ll get to go back. Some theme parks, like Sea World, don’t offer multi-day tickets – an annual pass is the same price as two 1-day tickets. This is not the case at Disney, where dreams come true and your wallet gets a little lighter.

We’re here to help you decide if a multi-day pass or an annual pass for your visit will be the most budget-friendly option.

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Best First Night Celebrations

By December 26, 2015 Places


New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, literally, so if you don’t have your First Night celebration plans locked in, you still have a bit of time.

Hopefully, we can help.

There are a number of cities around the country that throw huge celebrations each New Year’s Eve, called First Night. These celebrations typically last the entire day, featuring a number of events, parties, activities, and culminate in a massive fireworks explosion to ring in the New Year.

First Night celebrations truly have something for everyone, and are always a great time. So, if you want to do something different, get out and have a full day of fun, you’ll want to start planning on attending some of these events.

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Unique Cities to Ring in the New Year

By December 22, 2015 Uncategorized

Sure, NYC has the market cornered when it comes to partying on New Year’s Eve, but there are so many hidden gems across the country that are just as much fun, and nowhere near as crowded as Times Square. if you haven’t made plans for the big night yet, resolve to consider one of these up-and-coming spots.

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Santa’s Favorite Stocking Stuffers for the Road

By December 17, 2015 Traveling

Ho Ho Ho! It’s Christmas time again. In many homes across the globe, stockings are hung on the mantle as a time-honored holiday tradition. On Christmas morning, children (and parents!) discover whether or not Santa filled their stockings with coal or presents.

For the travel lovers in your family, Santa will surely have you covered. Be sure to write Santa ahead of time to request inclusion on the “nice list” and see if he might consider filling your stocking with his favorite stocking stuffers for the road:

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Best Lakes for Spring Break

By December 15, 2015 Places

It may be nearly wintertime, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your plans for warmer days. A lakefront retreat might just be the perfect spot to celebrate the arrival of springtime. Fortunately, if you’re looking to make a splash, there are a ton of options across the country that cater to all ages and interests.

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