According to a recent U.S. Travel Association report, more than half of working Americans don’t use all of their paid vacation days. They forfeit an average of 212 million days, which is equivalent to about $62.2 billion in lost benefits. Most Americans struggle to disconnect from the daily demands of their work. Research shows that taking vacation time actually increases your productivity by making you more resilient, improving cognitive function, creativity, and problem-solving.
It’s that time of year again! The 4th Annual White Mountains Crush Festival is right around the corner, October 25-27th. Grab your friends and head to the mountains to enjoy a weekend of wine tasting, educational workshops, grape stomping, and a special wine pairing catered multi-course dinner.
Now that the heat and humidity (and the annoying black flies!) of the summer have left us for the year, it’s time to hit the road or trails again. Fall is the perfect time of year to hop on your bike for a short or long ride. The leaves are starting to turn or have already fallen, and the temperatures are still warm enough to enjoy a short sleeve jersey (the mornings are cool).
The kids might be back in school, but summer isn’t over yet! The humid summer days are behind us allowing for the cool mountain air to arrive in the White Mountains after a long hot summer. In another month or so, the leaves will start turning into a kaleidoscope of colors and the leaf peepers will be back in droves.
There’s nothing that makes me cringe more than sales. Once upon a time before I really became an experienced traveler, I went to the Boston Travel Show and got sucked into a sales pitch. All I had to do was spend a “free” night at a new hotel in western Massachusetts then I’d get roundtrip tickets and a three-night stay in San Diego. It sounded like a no brainer to me!
Schools out and it’s time to have some fun in the White Mountains! Here's the ultimate family summer bucket list for Lincoln, New Hampshire. There is no shortage of fun and active things to do in the mountains during the hot summer months. If you're looking for something fun on a hot day, head over to Whale’s Tale Waterpark to cool off or take the Aerial Tramway to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain. Start ticking off mountain peaks for the 4,000-footer club or fly high through the treetops on a zipline. Whatever you choose to do in the western White Mountains, it’ll be a summer to remember! Make sure to add these summer bucket list ideas to your vacation must-do list.
In 2017, the United States travel and tourism industry generated over $1.6 trillion and supported over 78 million jobs across the country. The Department of Commerce predicts that over 95.5 million international visitors will visit the U.S. annually by 2023, which is nearly twice the number of visitors in 2000. Of the $1.7 trillion spent on travel in the U.S. in 2017, approximately $300 billion was spent on accommodations. With the increase in international travel to the United States, there will be more jobs available in the hospitality and tourism industry, especially in the resort industry.
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Did you know that the RiverWalk Resort offers special packages? There is a little something for everyone. Choose from romantic getaways for your sweetheart or best friend packages where you can take your favorite gal pal for an adventure in the western White Mountains. Take a look at what the RiverWalk has to offer and book your package today.
Sometimes you just want to stay in one place on your summer vacation. The weather is too nice to spend hours in the car driving to and from all the things you want to do. Just park your car at the RiverWalk Resort and enjoy all the incredible things you can do at both the resort and nearby in town. From delicious food and drinks to walking along the Pemi to mountain biking at Loon Mountain, here are a few of the best things to do without your car. Just park it and play all vacation long!
It was just like any Friday morning. I went for my morning walk around the neighborhood. I played with Jane and Anna next door before my mom called me inside for my morning nap. I found my favorite spot in the sun by the window and curled up to catch a few “zzz’s” before the mail arrives. I woke up to my mom packing the suitcases. Oh no! I know what this means – I’m heading to the kennel.