Giving to those we love is such a soul-satisfying experience. Spending the time to consider what the perfect gift may be, finding that item or experience, and then getting to watch your loved one open it, is a remarkable feeling.
In a world that is constantly changing, traditions provide a sense of groundedness and familiarity, especially holiday traditions! Each holiday season is ripe with traditions both old and new, for us all to enjoy with our loved ones. Truly, a tradition is something we choose and infuse with love, meaning it can be whatever you’d like!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
November is a month of illumination. Between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, we get the entire month to dwell on one of the most important emotions – gratitude. Though we are thankful, grateful, and appreciative year-round, we are so excited to utilize November as not only a month for feeling grateful, but for taking action to show gratitude. As John F. Kennedy states in the quote above, demonstrating our appreciation is key!
For many of us, the word “travel” invokes images of white sand beaches, adventuring through Europe, or even spending time with family in a different part of the country. On the other hand, for the billions working in corporate America, travel often invokes images of briefcases, meetings, and working meals. In 2016, 307 billion dollars were spent on travel. That much, or more, has likely already been spent in 2017 with less than a quarter left in the year.
Wherever there are rivers and rolling lands, one will often find farms, farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, and more. This is exactly the case in the Hudson Valley, the region that surrounds the Hudson River. Adventure your way just a bit north of New York City, and you’ll be entering into the Hudson Valley region; a land of bounty.
Can you feel it? The anticipation is building, now that October has arrived, for Halloween and all the spooks, treats, and excitement that comes with it. We dare you to step outside of your normal Halloween routine, and escape for a weekend to the home of the Headless Horseman.
There’s always ample information for parents of young children on what do and see in any given destination. Yet, what about the parents of college-age kids? This demographic of people will, presumably, be visiting the area their children are going to college in over the years. Visits to help with move ins, to comfort their children when they’re homesick, and eventually, to watch them graduate.
Sometimes we visit destinations for their landscapes. Other times we visit destinations for their cultural attributes. And then, sometimes, we visit a destination because it has a lot of really delicious craft beer.
Today’s society moves quickly and changes interests rapidly. Yet, thankfully, there are still places, events, and activities that maintain their popularity regardless of the changing technologies and interests of the time.
Going to see one’s favorite band, singer, comedian, etc. has always been, and will always be, a popular way to spend an evening. Especially when the concert venue is magnificent.
Now that it’s April, the time is ripe to start brainstorming for the summer travel season! Whether you have kids out of school or are wishing for a getaway for you and your significant other, it’s always beneficial to plan ahead of time.
Summer is the busiest travel season for most of the U.S. because it’s such a lovely time of year to get out and explore. Yet, if you want to ensure the top choices of accommodations, attraction tickets, flights, and more will be available to you, get started ASAP!