Airport of the Week: BOS

Airport of the Week: BOS

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is a made up of four large terminals and has plenty of locally based restaurants and high-quality shops to explore. Be sure to snap a photo of the beautiful Boston Harbor while you land!

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Featured Airport of the Week: MCO

Featured Airport of the Week: MCO

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Going to Walt Disney World? Universal? Visiting Family? Hopefully, your trip to Orlando is an exciting one with the Orlando International Airport (MCO) as the first destination. Here is some insight on what you can expect from the airport if you have a few minutes to spare.

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Featured Airport of the Week: DEN

Featured Airport of the Week: DEN

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

The Denver International Airport (DEN) is HUGE. It is the largest airport in the United States and twice the size of Manhattan. DEN has transformed itself into not only an airport, but a destination. It’s not the worst place to spend a layover due to its art collection, ever-changing events, and dining selections.

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Featured Airport of the Week: LAX

Featured Airport of the Week: LAX

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the fourth busiest airport in the world and is ever-changing and growing. With new developments including upgrading the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the airport is quickly modernizing and improving. It is a bustling airport with plenty to do and see while waiting for your next flight.

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Featured Airport of the Week: LGA

Featured Airport of the Week: LGA

This will be the first of many posts highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Did you know that New York LaGuardia (LGA) is the number one route destination out of the Nashville Airport (BNA)? Despite not offering international flights, LaGuardia is a busy growing airport with plenty to do and see, so we want to be sure you don’t miss a thing.

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Four Airports That Will Add Some Jazz To Your Next Flight

Four Airports That Will Add Some Jazz To Your Next Flight

Live music is one of the newest trends at airports these days, making for a more entertaining layover or delay. Yes, you are reading that right. Music helps create a more localized and relaxed experience without having to leave the terminal.  We’re game for anything that helps make the trip less stressful and more memorable.

Here are four airports that will have you jammin’ til your flight takes off:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

Live Music in the Austin Airport.

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so it is only fitting that Austin-Bergstrom has its own live music scene. Monday through Friday, local musicians perform at various locations through the airport. What better way to start or end a visit to Austin, than hearing local musicians play while sipping on a brew? 

Performances are held in the Barbara Jordan Terminal:

  • Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar (Gate 13)
  • Waterloo Records / Austin City Limits (Gate 13)
  • The Saxon Pub and Grub (Gate 5)
  • Annie’s Cafe & Bar (Gate 18)

Check out a detailed list of performances here

Nashville International Airport

Nashville, otherwise known as The Music City.

This airport has held live music performances in its concourses since 1988. (Hello, trendsetters!) Any travelers who find themselves waiting to depart at BNA have a good chance at a free performance from one of the Music City’s finest. All types of music are performed at six different stages in locations throughout the airport, so if you’re a frequent flyer based in the Nashville area you will always have something to tap your feet to.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Pittsburgh International Airport 

 

Baggage claim just became a lot more interesting in PIT.

Waiting for friends and family to arrive at this airport won’t seem like such a hassle anymore, especially if there is a delay or a lost bag claim to file. (On Thursdays, that is.) As part of a new Performing Arts Series, local musicians will be performing in Baggage Claim every Thursday. So park your car in short term parking and head inside; you will have a violinist’s melody to soothe you as pass the time waiting for your loved one.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

SeaTac Airport.

In an effort to showcase the Northeast’s music culture through the City of Music program, SeaTac has enhanced its airport environment with constant music. And we love it. There is live music in multiple locations throughout the terminal every day of the week. Also, strategically placed speakers will be broadcasting music by over 240 Northwest artists. If you have time, you might check out the music-themed art exhibits also. A delayed flight wouldn’t be the worst thing at this airport!

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Tweet us @flyinstyleapp about any live music tips at other airports! #shopdinerelax

Hop Over to Last-Minute Easter Gifts, Right at the Airport

Hop Over to Last-Minute Easter Gifts, Right at the Airport

Going home for Easter but not in the mood to pay luggage fees to pack gifts for the family? You don’t have to waste precious luggage space or worry about selecting gifts that will make it through security; these days, you can find fabulous gifts for your loved ones right at the airport, saving you shopping time and energy. Thankfully Easter is a pretty low-maintenance holiday when it comes to giving gifts (looking at you, Christmas and Hannukah), so a simple card and box of chocolates will suffice. Most stores have pre-made Easter baskets and boxes prepared, making your job even easier. If you’re feeling that extra “Spring” in your step, bring home flowers for mom – she deserves it!
Easter

Knowing where to go is half the battle. Plan some extra time at your departure airport or take a little time when you land to find yourself a chocolate shop and a Hudson Booksellers  to purchase cards. Because there are so many quality options at airports these days, you will surely find a gift to bring home for Easter that does not scream “last-minute.” Here is a list of chocolate and gift shops at various airports that will melt your heart (and theirs!):

EasterInsider Tip: While you nibble on that extra chocolate treat you picked up for yourself, use your time on the plane to express how much you care in each of the cards you picked up.  Everyone loves a heartfelt handwritten note!

Eat and Drink Like a Local in Boston Logan

Eat and Drink Like a Local in Boston Logan

Resist eating your same-old, grab-n-go airport meal the next time you travel through Boston Logan, and enjoy something local instead.  From burgers with a famous name to classic New England clam chowder, Boston Logan has you covered when it comes to delicious local food. Here are a few options that will not disappoint:

Wahlburgers (Concourse C)

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Off the Wahl burgers at Wahlburgers!

Wahlberg is a pretty big name around Hollywood, but it may even be a bigger name in the Boston area. Like the family, Paul Wahlberg’s Wahlburgers went from a local burger joint to a big restaurant franchise. There is even a reality show of the same name, about the family. If you’re traveling through Boston Logan, you can see what the hype is about first hand; not surprisingly, Wahlburgers is known for their burgers  which are sorted on the menu by ‘hearty’ and ‘house’….depending on your mood. Try the ‘Our Burger’ or the ‘O.F.D’ (which means, “Originally from Dorschestah”!). Choose from a variety of both traditional and non-traditional toppings to make a burger your own…c’mon, when is the last time you got to choose ‘goverment cheese’ as your queso of choice?! You can also pick from a variety of sandwiches, salads, and desserts so everyone in your crew should be pleased with this option.

Insider Tip: Vegetarian and hungry for more than a salad? Try the portobello sandwich for a yummy alternative to meat.

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Farm to table food at Berkshire Farms Market

Berkshire Farms Market (Concourse B)

Berkshire Farms Market is partnered with Berkshire Farm and Table to bring you the freshest, most delicious food selection from local Massachusetts small businesses. Before your next flight, swap out the fast food for a salad or a sandwich made from locally-sourced ingredients. If you just need a snack, there is a juice bar with a variety of fruit and veggie options. Treat yourself with one of Klara’s Gourmet cookies and a Katalyst Kombucha to enjoy on your pending flight.

Insider Tip: Bring home some Sweet Brook Farm Maple Syrup, Bola Granola, or Berkshire Bark for a last minute gift that nobody will realize was last minute.

Vineyard Grille (Concourses B and E)

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Can’t go wrong with a lobster roll in Boston!

Vineyard Grille is the perfect place to grab your last bit of classic New England seafood before you depart Boston Logan. Choose from fried clams, oysters, scallops or, for the ultimate experience, a lobster roll! Of course, you cannot go wrong with New England Clam Chowder served with oyster crackers (and you  might try adding Tabasco for a little kick!). If you’re not a seafood lover then Vineyard Grille also offers plenty of other delicious sandwich and salad options.

Insider Tip: Beer lovers rejoice! You can select your brew from 15 regional craft-brewed beer choices.

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A local’s favorite beer.

Cisco Brew Pub (Concourse B)

Cisco Brewers is a popular location for locals and tourists to visit while on Nantucket. If you’re traveling through Boston Logan, you can get a taste of the nautical themed brews that gain so much traction at Cisco Brew Pub. Popular beers include Shark Tracker, Whale’s Tale, and Grey Lady. There is a menu with burgers, sandwiches, and salads to pair with your beverage.

Insider Tip: Ask your server which seasonal selections are available.

Follow us @flyinstyleapp for more travel tips and let us know what airports you have been traveling through and your favorite local bite to eat.

 

Five Family Vacation Destinations

Five Family Vacation Destinations

Winter and Spring break season is upon us and the kids (and you!) are itching to get away, right? Good news, you still have plenty of options! Picking a location and planning an itinerary can be difficult since everyone in the family usually has a different opinion, so we did some work to help narrow it down for you! Here are five family vacation locations that will satisfy the whole family and leave ya’ll with a lifetime of memories…

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Ski trails in Vail, Colorado.

Vail, Colorado

Some say spring skiing is the best skiing, so head to Colorado to hit some epic slopes with the fam. If you have younger children, put them in lessons for a couple days where they will have fun skiing with other kids (and you won’t have to worry about entertaining them until dinner!) Make sure to find a resort with a pool for the kids and a hot tub (and spa!) for the parents to enjoy when it becomes dark. Also, tubing and ice skating are awesome activities when you want to take a break from skiing. Rumor has it Vail is the perfect shopping destination as well. While a lot of shops are high-end and expensive, it doesn’t hurt to look.  But fear not, if you don’t have your own equipment.  There are plenty of places to rent (Check out Christy Sports and Black Tie) in the area….even down to your clothing!

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King Street, Charleston.

Charleston, South Carolina

An equally historic and beautiful place, Charleston has plenty of activities that your entire family will enjoy. Visit Fort Sumter for a firsthand view of a Civil War landmark where you can spend hours exploring its grounds. Feel daring? Take a ghost tour to learn even more about Charleston’s fascinating and tumultuous history. If you have young children who do not have the patience for a tour, take them to the South Carolina Aquarium or the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. But certainly families of all ages will appreciate a horse-drawn carriage ride through the beautiful city and hours spent on the beach. Charleston is also known for its food scene, so don’t leave before trying seafood or barbecue at a local favorite (ask the locals, they are the experts!)

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The beautiful Atlantis resort!

Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)

We’re not sure who will enjoy Atlantis Paradise Island Resort more – the parents or the kiddos! Atlantis is a huge resort with ample pools, water parks, marine life, spas, and entertainment. There is something for every member of your family without having to leave the property. Dad can golf and the kids can conquer the huge waterslides while mom hits the spa. It’s a win win win! There are also plenty of shows and events going on so be sure to ask an employee for the details. Just a short flight from BNA to Nassau and a quick bus ride is keeping you from paradise on Paradise Island and a spring tan.

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View of Quebec City.

Quebec City, Quebec

A beautiful city with friendly people, Quebec City is the perfect location for a family vacation. First, explore the beautiful nature of Quebec. Canyon Sainte-Anne is a spectacular park with breathtaking views and waterfalls, which you can view from the suspension bridges. You also must spend a day in the neighborhood of Old Quebec. Old Quebec is situated on the water with amazing architecture and views all around. Go inside the Château Frontenac for a taste of luxury and pick out souvenirs for friends and family in the charming shops. Happen to have a bad weather day? Head over to the Méga Parc, one of the largest indoor parks in North America.

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Our nation’s capitol.

Washington DC

Ah, our nation’s capitol. Full of so much political turmoil and corruption. But this should not sway you from taking your kids on such an important trip to learn about our country’s history. From the multiple Smithsonian museums to the many monuments, it is difficult to fit all the essential locations of the city into one week.To save money, focus on the monuments and free-t0-enter museums and attractions. The Air and Space Museum and the National Zoo (along with all of the Smithsonian locations) are usually popular with the kids and all you will have to worry about buying is lunch and souvenirs! The National Mall hosts the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other concrete reminders of how the Unites States was formed. While scoring a tour of inside the White House is not easy, capturing a picture from the outside is still exciting and a great profile picture.

Insider Tip: Almost anything you may have left at home will be available at one of the BNA shops for you to purchase before embarking on your family vacation, so no worries!

Let us know in the comments or tweet us @flyinstyleapp where you and your family are heading on your next family vacation. Safe travels!

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