We all have wanderlust in our hearts, but we also know that there are factors that can hold us back from taking the leap and heading off to a new location. We wanted to share some insight for those who don’t feel super comfortable in the airport so that your next (or first) flight is even better!
This time of year is always filled with holiday cheer! The glittering lights, towering trees, and plentiful decorations are a wonderful way to celebrate the chilly month of December. Many cities go all out to spread the Christmas spirit + here are some of the fun things to do around the country!
Written by Corinne Hogge, Amelia Johnson + Juliana Schnerr
We all love the thrill + excitement of vacations, but about when we come back? One way to relieve the “post-vacation slump” is by rereading your excellent travel journal! Don’t currently keep one? Here are some tips for getting started.
With the holiday season approaching, we’ve been thinking about ways to show gratitude and help others when taking a personal trip. And then it hit us. When traveling to a new city, what better way to get involved with the community you’re visiting than by volunteering? While “Voluntourism” has become increasingly popular over the last few years, it’s important that travelers give back to communities and organizations in meaningful, non-exploitative ways. So we decided to look into “voluntourism” opportunities across the country and compiled our list of the top 5 groups to work with if you’re interested in giving back while on your next vacation!
This year, for Giving Tuesday, Pack Up + Go is donating a portion of our sales to the International Rescue Committee. Our CEO + Founder, Lillian Rafson, shares why giving back is so important and why the work the IRC is completing is more important now than every before.
Pack Up + Go is passionate about Small Business and sharing our fantastic partners with all of you. Get to know Savor Denver, our Food Tour Partner in Denver, CO, and its founder, Jessica Baumgart, in our second Small Business Spotlight!
While most people know the story of the pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving, there’s much more to the holiday’s history! Interested in learning more about this beloved holiday? Why not take a Thanksgiving History Tour through some of the most important cities in this holiday’s past!
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media + collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and other widely recognized shopping events (Black Friday + Cyber Monday), Giving Tuesday reminds you to be charitable and community focused during the holiday season. Join Pack Up + Go by giving back this holiday season!
Traveling over the holidays can be tough. Higher prices, endless crowds, and long flights are enough to discourage even the most frequent of flyers. But with the holiday season around the corner, we know it’s impossible to avoid the airport, so we’re bringing you our top travel hacks to help you arrive at your destination stress free!
We know lots of our travelers want to enjoy the outdoors and get active when the go away! Even if you’re staying in a city, you can still have an unforgettable outdoor experience! Here’s our list of the best-kept hiking secrets across the United States, and the best part is, they’re all within an hour drive of some of Pack Up + Go’s favorite destinations!
Pack Up + Go is passionate about Small Business and sharing our fantastic partners with all of you. Get to know Carpe DC, our Food Tour Partner in Washington, D.C., and its founder, Mary Collins, in our first Small Business Spotlight!
Planning to flying with little ones this holiday season? There are so many factors to consider that it can get overwhelming, but this step-by-step guide will help ensure that you have thought of everything before you get to the airport!
Some of our country’s most beautiful public artworks are monuments to the military accomplishments + sacrifices of our nation’s armed forces. To commemorate Veterans’ Day, we complied a list of 5 of the most beautiful (+ lesser known) military monuments in the US.
Looking for ways to slow down and feel more present while traveling? It can be hard to really relax when on vacation, so we thought we’d share a few simple ways to practice mindfulness on your next trip!
Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? It’s National Sandwich Day so we compiled a list of some of our country’s most iconic regional sandwiches. They’ll be reason enough to travel to a new state (or to visit an old)!
For some reason, Ohio gets a bad rep. As Pack Up + Go’s resident Ohioan, I’m committed to spreading the news that Ohio is, in fact, not the worst state (contrary to popular belief). To celebrate National Ohio Day, we’re giving you the definitive list that’ll make you book your next trip to the Buckeye State.
Get into the Halloween spirit by learning about these eight horror movie film locations that might be right in your backyard. Re-watch your favorite spooky classics + embark on a journey to visit the real-life places!
Did you know that many different cultures have their own versions of the Halloween holiday? From the celtic tradition of Samhain to the catholic festival of All Saints Day, countries from around the world have their own unique ways of welcoming and honoring the spirits! We looked into various cultural Halloween traditions so that you can take part in these spiritual celebrations without ever leaving the United States!
Every city has something to offer this Halloween season. We rounded up some of our favorites to highlight the spooky festivals, shows, bar crawls, + ghost tours that make the destination one for the books!
What better way to spend time with family and friends this fall, than apple picking? To help you get started making fall-time memories, we rounded up the top 10 apple picking destinations across the country. And the best part is, they’re all within an hour of some of our favorite cities, so why not make a weekend out of it?