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How To: Eat Healthy for the Holidays at BNA

How To: Eat Healthy for the Holidays at BNA

The holidays are upon us and, unfortunately (or not), so are gluttonous meals and desserts. Strict diets and cleanses have their place in January, but balance is still important leading up to the Holiday Season. We’re #thankful for the sweets at the Thanksgiving table, but we’re eating healthy while traveling through the Nashville International Airport. Here are some ideas:

Fresh-Squeezed Juice, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

Choose one of their creations or blend your own healthy juice. Ingredients include Apple, Beet, Kale, Carrot, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Celery, and Ginger.

Egg White Omelet, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

A gluten free omelet with tomatoes, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and a baby green salad. Healthy without sacrificing flavor!

Yogurt & Granola, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

This antioxidant-loaded breakfast of Greek yogurt and seasonal berries will leave your appetite satisfied and your skin glowing (well, we can hope).

Oh Kale! Smoothie, Freshens Smoothies & Yogurt (A/B Food Court):

This smoothie has one and a half servings of greens and tastes like mango and pineapple. Substitute the mango sorbet for Greek yogurt and add protein powder for a more filling drink.

The Cobb, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

A protein-packed salad to keep you full and energized through your flight and away from the baked goods. Leave off the bacon and blue cheese crumbles to keep it healthy.

How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA

How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA

Airports can be an uncomfortable experience, we get it. You just want to get from point A to point B and there is often lots of waiting in between. However, with a change of perspective and planning, you can have a luxurious experience before your next flight out of the Nashville International Airport.

Vino Volo (Concourse C)

Begin your experience at Vino Volo – a quiet and upscale restaurant to unwind after security. Pick out a wine and ask an employee which food pairing he or she recommends. As long as it is in a plastic cup, you can bring your wine
to the next location.

Massage Bar (Concourse C)

Once you’re finished eating, take your Vino Volo wine to the Massage Bar, where professionals are waiting in a relaxed environment to pamper you. Don’t forget to pick out a spa gift on the way out.

Insider Tip: At this point, you may want to stop by Vino Volo again to refill your cup.
Just sayin’.

Nashville Nails & Salon Center (Concourse C)

Feeling relaxed from your massage, it’s time for Nashville Nails & Salon Center. Didn’t have time the week leading up to your trip for a haircut or wax? False. Nashville Nails & Salon Center offers waxing, barber, and hair care services for men, women, and children. You’ll be rolling off the plane freshly groomed.

SGH Sunglass Hut (Concourse C)

Speaking of vacation, did we hear your son used your sunglasses in his last Houdini skit and they never reappeared? Don’t settle for the ill-fitting drug store pair you’ve had for eight years (how come those never go missing?) and purchase a new pair at SGH Sunglass Hut. You deserve it. Although, we do suggest keeping the new shades high above kids’ reach.

Godiva (Concourse B)

Sadly your flight has started boarding and your pampering tour is coming to an end. Hold onto that last bit of luxury by purchasing some Godiva chocolate for your flight.

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: 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: 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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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!

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