The Last Weeks of Summer: Take Advantage Before They're Gone!
Travel Expert Shares Her Favorite Mid-late Summer Trips, Activities, and Tips
New York, NY
Just a few months ago, summer seemed so distant. But somehow, June has come and gone and many of us are in panic mode trying to make the most of what’s left of the summer. If you have yet to plan a summer getaway, you are not alone. But fear not - there’s still time to get off the couch and head out to enjoy the warm weather before the temps cool off. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, impromptu day trip, or just fun activities to enjoy close to home, travel expert and award-winning television news reporter, Julie Loffredi, will share her favorite summertime trips, tips, and activities make this summer the best one yet! Julie, thanks for joining us!
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE: Flexible travel dates can be a big help when looking for a deal. Many of us need a little push when planning a trip. About half of Americans say finding right place to stay held them back during the trip planning process, that’s according to a recent study by Booking.com. But using the site, makes planning process a lot easier. You can scan millions of reviews and even filter results based on budget. And there are some creative accommodations out there too --- so, pass on the hotel and opt for a boat or tent rental instead!
SNACK ON THE GO: Wherever your adventures take you this summer be sure to pack granola bars to keep you fueled for the outdoors. You’ll thank yourself later. Since summer is finally here it’s time to trade in some screen time for green time and get moving! From now until the end of August, Nature Valley is hosting its Summer of a Million Miles Challenge to encourage people across the nation to get outdoors. It’s easy to join, download Under Armour’s MapMyHike app and log your hikes throughout the summer to be entered to win exciting prizes. If everyone collectively logs at least one million miles, Nature Valley will donate $250,000 to the National Park Foundation to help keep our parks beautiful! To get involved, visit: https://www.naturevalley.com/hikeamillion/
STAY FRESH: Many of us will be hitting the roads or taking to the skies. For longer trips, it's always a good idea to keep mints handy. Tic Tac is the go-to mints for that fresh feeling. The mint brand is giving travelers the change to win a Little Adventures Prize Pack that includes a $350 gift card and other road trip essentials. Learn more at TicTacLittleAdventures.com
HOT WHEELS: If you want to ride the hottest car this summer, check out the all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon. The redesigned luxury sedan is comfortable and it has all the technology us travelers love for long road trips: 9-inch touchscreens, Apple Carplay, Amazon Alexa connectivity, lots of USB ports to keep those devices charged up. There’s even a hybrid version. So good for the wallet, and the environment!
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