Scottsdale, Arizona for Gay Business Travelers

Author: , May 21st, 2013

ScottsdaleTraveling to Scottsdale, Arizona on business? Passport magazine has your back:

When most people visit Scottsdale, they’re ex-posed to stars in one-way or another. In a literal sense, the stars in our heavens are vivid and surreal here. Thanks to the desert city’s low-rise buildings and little if any pollution, the clarity of the night sky is astounding. Stars also come in the form of Hollywood celebrities. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner got married here at Hotel Valley Ho in 1956. Other A-listers like Marilyn Monroe and Rock Hudson made Scottsdale their home away from home, and it continues to be a haven for the rich and famous. There’s something to be said for this city’s Sonora Desert location, with its dynamic backdrop of flat land topped by the mountains. Five stars come to mind when considering the option for hotel stays. Everyone from Four Seasons to Fairmont have set up camp, amping the allure for well-heeled travelers.

We went to Scottsdale a couple years ago and loved it… especially the Waterfront (ok, it’s just a water canal, but it’s lined with lots of great shops and restaurants – basically a Riverwalk. 🙂

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Columbus

Author: , May 20th, 2013

Despite a lengthy winter, Ohio is finally diving headfirst into spring. And with that begins conference season in Columbus. One of America’s most varied and vibrant cities is also one of the most welcoming, which means you shouldn’t spend all of your time tucked within a concourse. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the heart of Cowtown (yes, that is one of it’s nicknames), we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: DeepWood has so many menu options, you should honestly plan a second visit. Even vegetarians, vegans, and those in search of gluten-free options are taken care of here. I recommend the fish. It’s an upscale eatery, which makes it perfect for client dinners. That said, it’s also open for lunch on certain days.

Those looking for a serious seafood dinner need look no further than 89 Fish. This place has fresh fare from the sea, flown in daily (keep in mind: the prices reflect that). The atmosphere is classy but casual, and there’s also a larger-than-usual bar area for those who need to take the edge off during happy hour.

Authored By Darren Murph – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Indianapolis

Author: , May 13th, 2013

Indiana TourismEach year, the sporting world turns its eyes to the Indianapolis 500 – widely seen as the world’s most popular race in terms of absolute global interest. But there’s a lot more to Indy than a single race, and if you’re headed there soon for business or pleasure, it’s our goal to help you experience as much as possible of the city. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into Indy, here are two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: St. Elmo is a downtown tradition in Indianapolis (they’ve been serving meals since 1902!), and while it’s technically a steak house, there’s plenty of other options for those who’d prefer to dodge the house specialty. Seafood, chicken, and salad are equally outstanding.

Authored By Darren Murph – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in San Jose, California

Author: , May 6th, 2013

If you’re the type who finds San Francisco to be too chilly pretty much every day of the year, you’ll be the type who rejoices at the chance to visit San Jose. While it’s just a few dozen miles south of North California’s most well-known city, San Jose has a vibe all its own – not to mention a temperature that’s routinely warmer. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the heart of Silicon Valley, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: If you’re in a hurry, or just looking to harken back to the good ol’ days, it’s worth it to stop by Peggy Sue’s. It’s widely known for having one of the best burgers in the area, and milkshake aficionados should find themselves satisfied as well. It’s reasonably close to the McEnery Convention Center, but not too close; after all, you’ll need to walk off whatever you indulge in.

Authored By Darren Murph – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Kansas City

Author: , April 29th, 2013

Tell a Kansas City resident that they’re located in a flyover state and see what happens. Actually, don’t do that. For those traveling to the heart of America for business or pleasure, you’ll find plenty of extracurricular activities to make the most of your visit. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into KC, here are two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: Webster House is situated next to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. There’s plenty more to do than just dining here (shopping and gawking at the artwork, to name two), but the food is truly exceptional. Webster House is on the National Register of Historic Places, so if you’re into atmosphere, you’ll find it in spades here. It’s the ideal location for a client dinner – or just a splurge for you and your colleagues.

Authored By Darren Murph – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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