Category Archives: Destinations

Bucket List Tour of Australia

 As one of the first countries to ring in 2018—with a magnificent fireworks display over Sydney Harbour Bridge—there’s no better place than Australia to help you achieve your New Year’s travel resolutions. January is a big month for the country. It hosts the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne and celebrates Australia Day, the anniversary of the arrival of First Fleet British ships, on Jan. 26.

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Eating and Meeting in the Peach State

Georgia has a rich history of serving up Southern comfort food—crispy fried chicken, briny oyster stews and sweet tea come to mind—but a new generation of chefs is bringing a fresh take on the agricultural charm of the region. “Georgia is one of the quintessential places of amazing bounty,” says Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson about his home state, in a Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors’ Bureaus interview. “From coastal shrimp, clams and fish to apple orchards in north Georgia, to olive oil production in Lakeland, to peanuts and grits and every vegetable under the sun, we have an agrarian history that we are reclaiming.”

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10 Great Ski Resorts for Meetings

‘Tis the season for shussing. Combining a winter meeting with a winter wonderland can make for high-speed team building and lasting impressions. Even nonskiers will love the ambiance—and all the alternative activities major ski resorts offer. Here (in alphabetical order) are some of the best U.S. ski destinations at which to combine mastering the slopes…

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Washington: Evergreen State Boasts Unique Cities

 In the rest of the country, people sometimes meld the various Washington state cities into a lump of gigantic misconceptions. No, not everybody in Washington State wears Birkenstock sandals. Not everybody loves grunge music. Not everybody is a tree-hugger (although most of the population probably is). No, it doesn’t rain all the time (in some regions, it rains comparatively little). Lastly…no, life in Seattle is not like old Frasier reruns. This is actually a state of many surprising facets, among them a vibrant cultural scene and a host of innovative new chefs pushing the culinary envelope.

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‘New’ Palm Springs Lures Groups

 Greater Palm Springs has long been a favorite destination for meeting groups and tourists, but recently it has become even hotter than its summer weather. One big reason is that it has expanded its offerings to attract a more diverse clientele, especially younger crowds.

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Santa Fe: A Gem in the Land of Enchantment

Perched at the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 7,199 ft., Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a bit remote in comparison with many other meeting destinations, but is a favorite of virtually all the groups that gather there.

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World’s 8 Best New Year’s Eve Parties

New York City, Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco ranked as the top U.S. cities to ring in the New Year in a WalletHub comparison of 25 key indicators—cost, food, entertainment and safety were top considerations. But if you could celebrate anywhere in the world, where will the absolute best parties be? Try on…

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Nashville—A New Star is Born

Citywides are a big undertaking for any planner, but using Nashville as a case study for how it can work is something to behold.

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