Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Seattle

Author: , June 5th, 2013

SeattleSeattle may have a reputation of being cloudy and rainy for the majority of the year, but if you’re in town for a week on business, chances are, you’ll get at least one or two days that’ll make you want to relocate. The Pacific Northwest is one of the more beautiful regions of the United States, and there’s no reason to stay cooped up in a hotel. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the Emerald City, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: Just a short stroll from the Washington State Convention Center is Blueacre Seafood. While this is actually a fairly new spot, there’s a lot of history here. The folks running the place were a part of Oceanaire a decade ago, and they recently returned to the same location in order to construct a seafood eatery of their own. Needless to say, locals are hoping that Blueacre remains around for some time to come. While the food is upscale, the atmosphere is classy without being stuffy. It’s a great option for both lunch and dinner, and there’s a mid-afternoon happy hour for those ending the day a bit early.

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

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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 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 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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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Jacksonville, Florida

Author: , March 29th, 2013

Venturing down to the sunshine state for a business conference? While I’ll pretend that I’m not envious, I must say that spring tends to show its face earliest in the south, and there’s certainly no reason to stay indoors any longer than you have to when in Florida. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the real Jacksonville, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: Burrito Gallery is about as fancy as the name implies. In other words, feel free to loosen your tie before waltzing in to this establishment, and while you’re at it, you may want to loosen your belt a notch. It’s just a short walk from the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, but you’ll enjoy every step of it when returning. This place is home to huge, scrumptious burritos and Mexican fare, and it’ll be hard to leave without feeling satisfied.

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

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Milwaukee

Author: , March 14th, 2013

Heading to the midwest for a conference? If your destination happens to be Milwaukee, you could find yourself headed to the Delta Center. But, with any luck, you’ll have a few hours here and there where you aren’t tasked with waltzing up and down the concourses within. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the wilds of the Cream City, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: You might not expect to find authentic German cuisine in the capital of Wisconsin, but it’s here, and it’s quite close to the downtown convention center. Mader’s Restaurant is home to some of the best reuben sandwiches you’ll ever find, and if you let your imagination run a little wild, you’ll probably forget that you’re in the U.S. It’s a great time for those who appreciate atmospheres.

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

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Denver

Author: , March 2nd, 2013

ColoradoMuch like Salt Lake City, which we covered last week, Denver can be downright chilly this time of year. But, for those looking to get a little more wear out of that winter coat, it can be an excellent time to see some of Colorado’s beauty before (or after) a day of meetings.

In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the wilds of The Mile High City, we’re offering up three restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: For those seeking an upscale place to entertain (and feed) clients, Bistro Vendome should go over quite well. Aside from offering finely prepared French cuisine, there’s also a fairly robust dessert menu. Of note: This place is only open for dinner, so you’ll need to look elsewhere for lunch – unless, of course, you hang around for brunch on Saturday or Sunday.

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

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