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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!
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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!

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!

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.

Start Tracking Your Fitness (Hudson News locations)

Start Tracking Your Fitness (Hudson News locations)

Even if you can’t squeeze a workout in during a business trip or vacation, it’s good to start thinking about how to get (or stay) in shape when you come home. The Polar Beat system is the smartest training app on the market. It combines rich data analysis with heart and distance sensors to help your workouts from the planning, training and analyzing phases. More

Beats Executive: Headphones for the exclusive traveler (InMotion locations)

Beats Executive: Headphones for the exclusive traveler (InMotion locations)

The Beats Executive headphones will take you from the boardroom to the jet lounge. The legendary sound quality of these headphones has been redesigned with the traveler in mind for this set. They balance noise canceling technology with comfort needed for transatlantic flights, and the signature Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile. This Executive box includes batteries, audio cable, airline adapter, Apple remote microphone, hard shell carrying case and a Beats by Dr. Dre cleaning cloth. More

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