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Nashville Haunted Houses

Nashville Haunted Houses

One visit to Instagram will surely remind you: ‘Tis the season of pumpkin patches, flannel, and fall foliage. But it is also the season of cobwebs, gory creatures, and ominous sounds. If you’d rather spend your Saturday getting spooked than at the orchard, we have you covered. There are plenty of haunted sites and attractions in the Nashville area that will test your limits. Trust us, every location we mention below does its job. Gone are the days of spending $20 for your school’s 45-second haunted house, featuring the drama club’s fall production understudies.

Insider Tip: If you value your feet and overall safety, wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. And please do not bring the child you are babysitting to any of these sites. Missing out on social plans sucks, but so does explaining to your neighbors why their son is suddenly afraid of the dark.

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Airport of the Week: PHL

Airport of the Week: PHL

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

Animal relief areas, mother’s nursing stations, kids corner, free WiFi, charging stations, and art exhibitions have fortunately become a norm for most airports. The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) delivers these new expectations with its own established charm.

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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: 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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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!

Top Five Spring Break Destinations to Escape the Nashville Chill

Top Five Spring Break Destinations to Escape the Nashville Chill

Spring break is quickly approaching and in typical college student fashion, you are probably procrastinating finalizing (starting) your plans. Either you are waiting for your next paycheck to get in or just have not found the right destination for you and your friends, we want to help you find your perfect spring break spot! If you are a student at Vanderbilt, Tennessee State, or any college around the Nashville area, here are five spring break destinations that are compatible with flights out of Nashville International Airport (BNA)

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South Beach.

Miami

If you can swing missing a couple days of class and leave in the middle of the week, you can find American Airline tickets from BNA to MIA for $137 roundtrip! Once you arrive in Miami, activities, clubs and an eclectic food scene await. Fist, purchase a “Go Miami” card. With this, you have discounted rates to around 30 attractions and activities. Take a tour of the whole city, the everglades, or day trip to Key West! You will even be able to skip lines at some locations with the “Go Miami” card.  If you’re not one to spend your vacation sight-seeing, you cannot go wrong with spending your days on the beach and the nights at the clubs. That is most likely where you will find your fellow spring breakers anyway! Before you leave, take part in the local Cuban culture with a mojito!

 

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The party lasts all day on a cruise!

Inception at Sea

Take your spring break to the sea! Inception at Sea travels from Miami to the Bahamas (see above for Miami travel info) and has everything you could ever want in a spring break week on board. Food, board and the parties are all included (with the option of extras). Between activities on the ship and when the ship is docked, you will not have a minute of boredom.

 

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Rae Sremmurd will perform on March 18th on South Padre Island.

South Padre Island

Fly into Harlingen, Texas (VIA) then take the shuttle to South Padre Island. This spring break location and its epic pool and beach parties have been popular with college students for years. South Padre Island is dedicated to assuring spring breakers have a memorable (and safe!) time by lining up entertaining performances and activities. This March, they have Lil Wayne and Rae Sremmurd set to perform, along with multiple “Beach Bash” music festivals so secure your tickets ASAP! For those with the need for speed, look into jet skiing, windsurfing, and skydiving. This location will not disappoint for those looking for a good time and little sleep. 

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Universal Studios.

Orlando

We know what you’re thinking, but your twenty-year-old self certainly loves Orlando as much as your seven-year-old self. You’re now tall enough to conquer all of those rollercoasters. Spend your days at Universal riding those rollercoasters and at night eating and (if you’re of age) drinking your way through the countries of Epcot. Disney’s water parks are still the best and will keep you refreshed in the Florida heat. Central Florida may lack the beaches that are synonymous with spring break, but it certainly does not lack the excitement.

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Bring your sunscreen because you will be in the sun all day in Cancun!

 Cancun

Get your passport ready for this incredible spring break spot! Sponsored pool and beach parties are where you will find most spring breakers, but Cancun is also the place to explore. Tour nature by zip line, snorkels and catamaran tours. There are many spring break packages in Cancun that can help get you get more bang for your buck. Groups like Studentcity and Sun Splash Tours aim to provide students with the most exciting and unforgettable week of their lives but with an emphasis on safety. Don’t leave without sharing a pitcher of margaritas with your friends!

Now get planning!

One last thing: Before you depart BNA, head over to Accessories Place (B-6) or Hudson News (A/B Rotunda, C/A Security Checkpoint, C-1, and C-10) to pick up any last minute items you forgot to pack!

Insider Tip: Find a group of friends and purchase an apartment with a couple bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Bring an air mattress and your nightly costs will go way down! Having a kitchen will save you even more money if you all pitch in on groceries and make group meals. Saving money on travel, food, and sleep will leave you more for participating in activities, nightlife, and the local culture.

Have fun but, most importantly, be safe!

Romantic Getaways Begin and End at These Airports

Romantic Getaways Begin and End at These Airports

Many of us think the vacation starts the moment we step out of the airport at our final destination. If you and your significant other are going on a trip for Valentine’s Day, however, there is no reason your romantic getaway cannot start (and end) at the airport.  Here are some insider tips to help you find the massage, wine, chocolate and more that will make your Valentine’s getaway start from the moment you check-in!

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Most airports have spas designed to keep you relaxed while traveling.

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Behind on gifts for your Valentine and planning to fly through the Music City? Amaze her with chocolates from Godiva (B-6) and pair them with flowers from 24-Hour Flower (A/B lounge and C lounge). Head over to Graycliff Cigar Company (C-10) to buy him a fine cigar to enjoy on your vacation after a nice meal. When you are done exchanging last minute gifts with your honey, relax at the Massage Bar (B-1, C-14) for a well-deserved bit of indulgence or grab a glass of wine at Vino Volo (C-7) and enjoy a decadent meal before boarding your flight. You’ll both be ready for romance by the time you land.

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Whether you are departing from Miami International Airport en route to your final destination or en route to return home, you chose a great place to extend your romantic vacation. If you’d like some extra pampering, be sure to make an appointment ahead of time at Jettsetter Spa (South Terminal H) or Xpress Spa (D-10). Both locations offer plenty of services to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated before your flight.  Next find Beaudevin, located in the North Terminal. Here you can enjoy perfectly paired wine and small plates and escape from some of the hustle and bustle of the airport. Pick up desserts from the highly acclaimed  Icebox Cafe (D-8) on the way to your gate to give your tastebuds a delicious reminder of South Beach and a sweet treat for you both.

The airport holds many opportunities to get closer with your significant other.

San Diego National Airport (SAN)

Enjoy wine and small plates and traveling through San Diego National Airport? You are in luck; Beaudevein is located in Terminal 2, another perfect location to enjoy a romantic meal in a bustling airport. Surprise your significant other with a massage or gift from the Be Real Spa (Gates 26 & 36). You can even get aroma, oxygen & light therapy or a mani/pedi! Who says airport travel is stressful? Not here. And of course it is not Valentine’s Day without chocolate, so buy a delicious box of the famous See’s Candies in Terminal 2 East to share with your loved one over a glass of vino.

Don’t forget to get your Valentine a box of chocolates.

 

Insider Tip: Check out our app if you are traveling other airports around Valentine’s Day. Look out for relaxing spas, dessert shops, and restaurants with a romantic atmosphere. There is no reason for your Valentine’s Day trip to begin and end at the airport.

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