TRAVEL WELL

Plan for Fun: 5 Fabulous Group Activities in Cancun

If you’re an American planner in the market for something a little different but not too far from home, Cancun, Mexico, is one destination to put high on the list. With great weather, favorable exchange rates, excellent hotel stock, and a unique mix

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8 Great Cancun Venues for Meetings Big and Small

Planning duties recently took us to one of North America’s great event destinations: Cancun, Mexico. What we found was just about everything planners dream of — great rates, easy accessibility, lots of activities options, and a wide range of hotel

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Tips to make the most of your adventure travel

Nothing brings out the inner child in all of us like adventure travel. Whether it’s the first tenuous step onto a glacier, the eye-opening color palette of a remote Tibetan village, or the sudden lorry stop to allow a giraffe or two cross the road,

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Find fun in Orlando during our next Elite Meetings Alliance

While scores of U.S. cities enjoy the bucks and buzz of hosting conventions and special events each year, one notably eclectic hub has truly earned the title of America’s meeting mecca: Orlando. This once-sleepy central Florida crossroads, which

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Post-flight stretches and exercises to do in your hotel room

You don’t need to suffer from deep vein thrombosis to know that sitting on an airplane for hours is not the best for your body. And with coach class legroom getting tighter and planes getting fuller, stretching out is less of an option than ever.

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7 cities perfect for both meetings and vacations

When planners are choosing a meeting destination, they have certain criteria that must take precedence: available hotel rooms, venues near the airport, good transportation options, and so much more. Leisure activities may be a consideration, but the

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8 U.S. hotel pools overflowing with style

Is there a more universal luxury than a terrific hotel swimming pool? Doubtful. The very fact that you can enjoy this ancient tradition with or without dipping a toe speaks to the indefinable pleasure we nonaquatic mammals receive just from soaking

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5 amazing train journeys to keep your travels on track

It was once my great good fortune to travel across Canada by rail from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Toronto, Ontario. Although the purpose of my journey was relocation rather than recreation, the experience was nothing short of spellbinding, both

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Uncover London’s hidden gems at Cvent CONNECT Europe

Cvent CONNECT has officially crossed the pond. Our inaugural CONNECT Europe conference kicks off today at the amazing Pullman London St. Pancras. The next three days are filled with networking, sharing ideas, discussing the industry, and learning

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What to Pack in a First-Aid Travel Kit

There are certain niggling details in life that are easy to overlook, but can ultimately prove important, like flossing, or saving receipts. For planners on a trip, packing a first-aid kit is another. You’ll probably never need it, but if or when you

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Survival Tips for your Next Redeye

Sometimes it’s just unavoidable. Your meeting in L.A. doesn’t finish until five, and you absolutely, positively have to be in the office in New York tomorrow. Which means the only flight that fits your schedule doesn’t arrive until the next morning;

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7 Laptop-Ban Workarounds—If It Actually Happens

Recently, the prospect of a possible laptop ban has been generating quite a few headlines. Whether or not it actually comes to pass, the possibility of a ban has certainly gotten my attention, not to mention the attention of millions more

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Urban hikes for an easy nature getaway

Sometimes you just have to veer from the itinerary and get outside. Maybe your attendees’ eyes are glazing over from too many meetings and cups of coffee, and need a quick and much needed break to recharge their batteries. Or maybe you don’t have the

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Where To Stay & Play for Your Miami Meeting

  As American cities go, Miami is an outlier, whether in climate, culture or geography. It holds such a place in our teal and turquoise dreams you sometimes wonder if it’s real. Even after you’ve planted yourself on one of its soft sandy

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Gadgets That Take the Worry Out of Travel

While traveling for a meeting or FAM can be an exciting part of your life as a planner, there are sometimes niggling safety issues to being on the road that can put a damper on all that fun. By investing in a number of stress-reducing travel gadgets,

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The Latest and Greatest in Travel Apps

There’s no shortage of travel apps out there to choose from, all of them promising to make your travel experience better, cheaper, easier, or some combination of all three. But finding what apps are most useful, and what will end up merely eating

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Know Your Passenger Rights When Bumped from a Flight

We’ve all seen the recent videos from the not-so-friendly skies, incidents of air passengers being bullied in the name of airline rules and efficiency. Shocking, yes, but fortunately the exception – most passengers comply with such rules, albeit

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The Best of Barcelona

Europe abounds with intriguing ports of call that easily meet any footloose American’s wish list: Ideal year-round climate, world-class beaches, fabulous local cuisine, friendly peeps, wonderfully walkable bohemian neighborhoods, unforgettable

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Explore the Riches of San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’m standing in the sentry box at one of San Juan’s centuries-old forts, enjoying sweeping views of a rose-tinged sunset casting its hues over the rocky bluffs of the city’s historic old town. With the swells rising and crashing along the shore, I

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10 Ways to Wow Your Group in Los Angeles

It’s been said, only partly in jest, that to book group activities in Los Angeles is redundant. Given the embarrassment of diversions available in the world’s reigning entertainment hub, this mad mecca is itself a nonstop group activity, and one that

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