The Fountain of Youth

No its not free botox but it is an early claim for keeping young, the fountain of youth. Hundreds of years ago explorer Ponce De Leon ”discovered’ the Fountain of Youth in Florida. While proof of its powers are dubious, the park around it has great history and is even open for weddings.

Florida is known for its great beaches, from Miami to Cocoa Beach and more. Of course everyone knows about Orlando, Disneyworld and Universal Studios.

 

If you want to see alligators, try an Alligator Safari or visit Everglades National Park for gators and more.

Check out Tampa for golf, zoos and more theme parks.

Staycations

This is a great time of year to visit wineries check Virginia Wine for info on fairs and festivals.

For a kid, pet and grown-up friendly afternoon try the 17th Street Corridor Festival on Saturday.

Whatever your interests, take time to enjoy. If you don’t have time to figure out where to go or what to do call us at 703-350-2999 or email andrea@uniquetravelevents.com  and we will create your unique ‘Getaway’. Visit our website for more info.

Ask yourself this question the next time you are ready to make travel plans whether for work or pleasure, ‘what am I worth’, or perhaps what is my time worth? Would I rather spend it searching the internet for hotels and flights and figuring out how to entertain myself and my family or would I rather let someone else do that for me so I can make money or enjoy time with my loved ones?

Travel agents save you time, and their fees are paid by the hotels, cruise lines and vacation companies. So why waste your time, leave the ‘surfing’ to us.

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Amazing Americans, from Nathan Hale to P.T. Barnum

Connecticut was home to both and many more people that built our great nation.

My experience in Connecticut reminded me that good things come in small packages. Learning about the people we have quoted, or think we quoted, read about and are part of our history truly comes to life here.

But there is more than history. Connecticut has golf courses, hiking, whitewater rafting and great bicycle paths.

For the art lover try the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, the oldest continually operated museum in the USA.

Getting back to quotes visit Mark Twain’s home for a in-depth insight of this American literary icon.

If the sea is what calls to you, then Mystic Seaport is a must.

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood men in entertainment, P.T. Barnum is delightfully and accurately represented in the Barnum Museum. Although the historic structure is under repair the museum is open and free to the public. Believe it or not, P.T. Barnum did not say ‘there is a sucker born every minute’.

PT Barnum Museum

Connecticut is about a 5 or 6 hour drive from the Washington DC area and you can pass through New York, stop to see a show and spend a great weekend in Connecticut.

We stayed at the Merrywood Inn Bed & Breakfast in Simsbury CT. They are not open all year but if you can catch them, its one of the best b&b’s I’ve stayed at.

On the local scene:

Wine Tasting Almost Any Time- Try Winestyles in Montclair then go next door to Giorgio’s for a sumptuous meal

September 25 on the National Mall is the National Book Festival. This a golden opportunity to meet your favorite author and for you bookworms out there, this is a feast.

Whatever your interests, take time to enjoy. If you don’t have time to figure out where to go or what to do call us at 703-350-2999 or email andrea@uniquetravelevents.com  and we will create your unique ‘Getaway’. Visit our website for more info.

Ask yourself this question the next time you are ready to make travel plans whether for work or pleasure, ‘what am I worth’, or perhaps what is my time worth? Would I rather spend it searching the internet for hotels and flights and figuring out how to entertain myself and my family or would I rather let someone else do that for me so I can make money or enjoy time with my loved ones?

Travel agents save you time, and their fees are paid by the hotels, cruise lines and vacation companies. So why waste your time, leave the ‘surfing’ to us.

The Small Wonder

This is one of the nicknames of Delaware, the ‘first state’.

Small wonder is a an appropriate name considering what it offers today and the people it has shared with the rest of the world. If you have ever been saved from choking by the Heimlich maneuver, send a thank you note to Henry Heimlich a native of Delaware.

Just how much can, Delaware, the second smallest state in the nation pack in for your ‘Getaway‘? The options are so diverse that a weekend is barely the beginning. If you are a history fan you can’t go wrong, from dinosaurs to The Revolution to the extravagant Victorian era you will find something that tickles your fancy.

How about something to make your blood race? Whether you enjoy the elegant and intense experience of watching our equestrian friends take to the track or get immersed in the glamour of light and sound in the casino, Delaware Park your needs will be met, even if you want to play on the green outside.

Any art and nature lovers out there? From the Winterthur estate to the Delaware Art Museum and more you can relax in the wonders of nature and gifts of American artists.

We can’t forget the beaches for summer fun or even into the fall check out Bethany Beach.

With Delaware being only about a three hour drive it’s a great place for a ‘Getaway’.

Riveting Revelation: Rivers are the highways of the past. Today river cities are becoming the great places to visit and river cruises are the hot new way to travel. Travel & Leisure has listed America’s Coolest River Walks and Viking River Cruises are a great way to explore Europe, China and Egypt.

On the local scene

Fashion Night Out in Georgetown-September 10

Arts on Foot- Art & Food festival September 8-11, Penn Quarter

Visit us on The Examiner.

Whatever your interests, take time to enjoy. If you don’t have time to figure out where to go or what to do call us at 703-350-2999 or email andrea@uniquetravelevents.com  and we will create your unique ‘Getaway’. Visit our website for more info.

Ask yourself this question the next time you are ready to make travel plans whether for work or pleasure, ‘what am I worth’, or perhaps what is my time worth? Would I rather spend it searching the internet for hotels and flights and figuring out how to entertain myself and my family or would I rather let someone else do that for me so I can make money or enjoy time with my loved ones?

Travel agents save you time, and their fees are paid by the hotels, cruise lines and vacation companies. So why waste your time, leave the ‘surfing’ to us.