Remember, you’ll be hauling your luggage in and out of your car, through the airport, on and off the airplane, on and off the bus, we’ve all been there – so here are a few tips so you will thoroughly enjoy your vacation – without throwing your back out.Read
Who’s Gonna Win at Pocono?! Do you have a premonition of who will win this coming Sunday for the Sprint Cup Series race at the Pocono track? You could win our prize if you predict correctly! Leave your guess of who you think the winner of Sunday’s race will be in the comments below before…Read
Summer’s here (for now), school’s out and kids are home. But the kids will be back to school before you know it. Looking for a last minute vacation? Never fear, BEST WESTERN has put together a few of our favorite kid-friendly destinations along with several ideas on things to do once you get there. For those who love Pinterest, this will make your summer planning a little easier.
Here is a list of our top 5 favorites:Read
Any time our family is driving down the highway and my kids spot a blue and yellow sign they shout out BeWe–in our family that means you’ve seen a BEST WESTERN hotel! These kids, ages 7 and 9, have fallen in love with the hotel chain. It makes sense. I work for BEST WESTERN and my kids have stayed in BeWes all over the country. But there are three main reasons why this hotel chain continues to win over their hearts.Read
Too soon, it was time to bid Calgary, the Stampede and the glorious Rocky Mountains farewell. This trip was definitely one of our best as a family and it was really special to have thirteen of us together for most of trip. Travelling is all about experiencing new things, growing, learning and most importantly making memories. I can safely say mission accomplished on all fronts.
For my mother-in-law it was the first time in her sixty-six years (we were able to celebrate her birthday during the trip) that she had ever been west of Ontario. It’s always amazing to see the reaction of people who witness the beauty of the Rockies for the first time. They really are inspiring. Mary also loved the warm buffet breakfasts we enjoyed from BEST WESTERN to BEST WESTERN across Alberta!Read
If you’ve ever had to plan a wedding, you know how stressful it can be. These days, destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. Packaged deals fitting any budget can make planning easier on your wallet. Destination packages can also eliminate the stress of interviewing countless caterers, bakers, florists and other wedding vendors. Additionally, as soon as your wedding is over, you can roll right into your honeymoon as the last of your guests leave.
I’ve listed my top 10 favorite destination wedding spots around the world, from faraway weddings to destinations closer to home. Regardless of where you decide to have your wedding, you can be sure there’s a Best Western nearby! What other places would you add to the list?Read
If you ride a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle, you should join the American Motorcyclist Association.
The AMA was founded in 1924, and has spent the past 88 years lobbying for the rights of motorcyclists and promoting the motorcycle lifestyle. The organization advocates for riders’ rights with local, state and federal government offices, and also sanctions motorcycle races and recreational events. Motorcycling is subject to plenty of regulation, and there are those who would have our favorite activity banned outright. It’s too noisy, too dangerous, too threatening for many people, and they’d be a lot more comfortable if we weren’t out there having fun on two wheels. The AMA is a sane, responsible voice for the rights of all riders.Read
Another beautiful day in Alberta, literally our eighth consecutive day of high twenties, sunshine and no rain at all in the forecast. We started our day, with a similar pattern that I have really adapted well too, a buffet breakfast at Best Western. I can’t emphasize enough what a tremendous benefit this has been for us on our family vacation. For me, breakfast is the best meal of the day and to have a warm buffet, prepared for me with no clean up is becoming a staple of any vacation I take moving forward. If you are planning a trip in the near future, remember to include things like breakfast, parking and internet access in the budget. Breakfast alone on this trip saved the five of us approximately four to five hundred dollars!Read
I’m going to stick with the hotel wi-fi theme introduced in a previous post this month because there’s a new study that shows just how important this issue has become to business travelers around the world.
It’s not just Americans who need a high-speed internet fix when traveling on business or vacation. Some 95% of respondents in a recent survey among business travelers from Europe and the Middle East admit to taking their mobile devices on vacation for work as well as personal use. More than half (56%) of respondents said that they used their mobile device for accessing work e-mail or downloading work documents when on vacation– an increase over last year’s figure of 48 percent.Read