Snow has fallen and Loon Mountain is open for the season. And you know what that means - the holidays are officially upon us! In a few short weeks, Santa will be coming down the chimney, the menorah will be lit, and the ball will drop for a whole new decade. The holidays are a time for lots of quality family time and there is no better place than family-friendly Lincoln, New Hampshire.
You’ve read the headlines – Millennials are just entitled, lazy, and ruining the economy because they can’t afford to buy houses, cars, or anything with so much student loan debt. But those are just headlines created to get people to click on an article. Sure, millennials are managing life with tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt, but they are working just as hard as the previous generations to create a career that is meaningful to them and earn a living.
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.