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Top 6 Places to Beat the Heat

June 2, 2014

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Who says summer vacations need to be in hot places, filled with nothing but misery and sweaty bodies? That is why we have come up with 6 wonderful vacation spots with perfect summer weather that won’t have you dripping by lunchtime–Oahu, Park City, Costa Rica, Vail, South Lake Tahoe, and Breckenridge. Enjoy beautiful beaches in Oahu and Costa Rica without dying of heatstroke, or mountainous regions such as Park City or Breckenridge. South Lake Tahoe offers the best of both worlds–long, sandy beaches or rugged mountain terrain. These destinations will have you grateful to be in paradise without the humidity or blazing heat.

Click here to learn more about our “Beat the Heat” destinations for this summer.

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Top 3 Unique Summer Vacations

May 28, 2014

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Are you tired of taking that same summer vacation every year? Perhaps you like familiarity and the comfort of a place you know well, but by now you have seen all the sights and done all the activities–twice! This year is time for a change, time to visit a place you have never been and are likely not to forget. Experience a new town, try new things, and eat different food. Step out of your comfort zone and start living, because today the PERFECT day to start! To help you out, we have made a list of our Top 3 picks for unique summer vacations. Each destination is diverse, lively, and likely to give you the time of your life no matter what you are looking for in a vacation. From Crested Butte Colorado to Kaua’i to Jackson, Wyoming, these destinations could become your new favorite vacation spot!

Click here to read more about these 3 destinations. 

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Experience Summertime in Aspen-Snowmass

May 27, 2014

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The Snowmass Mountain at Aspen is just about as beautiful as it gets in the summer season. With 94 trails, 21 chairlifts, and infinite possibilities for a great time, Snowmass is the vacation for you this summer. Consistently rated as the #1 resort in North America for dining, Aspen has over 100 bars and restaurants to be enjoyed and discovered. Aspen has perfect weather in the summer, staying in the high 70s and low 80s, making outdoor activities such as hot air balloon rides, hikes, and kayak trips exceptional. 

VacationRoost has vacation homes, condos, and regular lodging available at the Snowmass resort. Our Destination Experts are available to help you plan every aspect from rentals to expeditions.

Click here to learn more about Aspen-Snowmass today! 

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Top 3 Summer Road Trips

May 27, 2014

 

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Now that we are into summer full swing, it is time to decide where to take that perfect vacation. There are several different vacation options available, yet one still remains timeless throughout American history: the road trip. Whether you want to drive to your vacation spot, fly and then take a small road trip, or road trip your entire vacation, we have the perfect destination for you. Take a dreamy drive in Maui on the Road to Hana and discover hidden waterfalls, long and beautiful coastlines, and some of the best views Hawaii has to offer. Perhaps you want a water experience more close to home. South Tahoe offers crazy nightlife, casinos, sunny and warm beach days, and various outdoor recreation activities. For a longer trip in the car, check out the I-70 Corridor in Colorado, visiting some of the top mountain resorts in the country doing everything from fining dining to getting down and dirty on the mountain.

 

With so many different road trip destinations to choose, you can trust VacationRoost to be there with you at every step in the planning process. Let our Destination Experts help you plan the perfect summer vacation!

 
Click here for more information on these road trips, including guidebooks and suggest itineraries!

 

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Not To Miss Summer Mountain Festivals

May 16, 2014

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As we are starting to drift into summertime in the coming weeks, what better way to beat the heat than to take a trip into the mountains where almost every major resort has a calendar full of outdoor events and festivals. These festivals come in a wide variety of entertainment and activity; there is a festivals for almost every taste! Are you in the mood for good wine and music? Check out the Aspen FOOD and WINE Classic in June. Maybe you are a fan of the arts? If so, Copper Mountain and Park City both have arts festivals coming up. No matter the taste and preference, one of these six mountain locations will have a festival for you.

Click here for more information and lodging deals at a mountain resort near you.

Safe Travels

The VacationRoostTeam

Top 3 Fun in the Sun Family Vacations

May 15, 2014

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As the school year is drawing to a close, it is time for families to start planning their summer vacations and what could be better than a relaxing and family-friendly beach trip? This year some of our hottest destinations including Maui, Puerto Vallarta, and Florida offer wonderful vacations with numerous activities for the entire family. Whether you are on a budget or looking to splurge, want an exciting adventure or a relaxing day at the beach, we have the perfect vacation for you! 

 

Click here to view our top three beach vacation picks for your family this summer.

Safe Travels

The VacationRoostTeam

5 Essential Packing Tips

May 14, 2014

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One thing that improves the longer you travel is how well you pack.  I have gone from a chronic overpacker to someone who feels perfectly content with one rolling duffle bag for 12 months in Poland. (my next destination) Here are some of my best, tried and tested tips for packing your bag.

 

1) Be realistic.

It’s very important to be aware of your own habits when traveling. Do you need to bring your curling iron, gel, spray, makeup, and heels? Good for you. Rock it. If you do not use those thing on a regular basis, leave them behind. If you can not straighten or curl your hair, you will still look fabulous. Be realistic about what you’re going to need on a day-to-day basis.

 

2) You don’t need as much as you think you need

This is always true. I promise. It is stilll something that I am getting accustomed to. It takes a lot to be totally honest with yourself and say “I really like this shirt. But I only wear it a few times a year. So I do not need it.” Anything that you are packing as a “maybe”, leave behind. You can always buy a cheap replacement item if times get tough.

 

3) Comfortable walking shoes are priceless.

Heels are adorable. Combat boots are badass. Comfortable flats reign supreme. If you are going to be out walking, you’re going to want good shoes, that are already broken in. At the very least, pack them in your day bag for when your toes inevitable start hurting.

 

4) Pack bags in your bags

No matter what trip I’m going on, be in a year long adventure or a 4 day trip, I pack a smaller bag in my bigger bag. It’s nice to have a small purse or backpack for when you’ll be out all day that doesn’t have your clothes, toothpaste, etc. They do not take up too much space, and they are generally a great addition to any trip.

 

5) Overpack socks and underwear.

You never know what is going to happen. Maybe you’ll step in a puddle. Having a few back up pairs of underwear and socks, which take up very little room, is always a great idea. You will be glad to have them if you need them, and if you do not, you can always just leave them in your bag for next time!

 

VacationRoost Ambassador, Nikole

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