An Itinerary of the Best Things To Do in Isle of Palms

Is there an Isle of Palms getaway in your future? We have your guide to the top things to do for your Isle of Palms itinerary! From enjoying time on the beach, kayaking, and other outdoor activities to sightseeing and exploring the history of the area, there are plenty of fun things to keep your …

7 Gorgeous Hilton Head VRBO Alternatives

Looking for a top-tier Hilton Head retreat but you’re overwhelmed by the options on Airbnb or Vrbo? We’ve got you covered!  AvantStay offers a large selection of upscale escapes, complete with concierge services and inspiring design. With consistent experiences, group-friendly amenities, and incredible interiors, there’s no guesswork needed here. Hilton Head offers 12 miles of …

10 Black Friday Deals for Travelers: Tech, Gear, and More!

We’ve made our list—and checked it twice—of the best 2022 Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for the traveler in your life. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or looking to score an awesome deal for yourself (no judgment), we’ve compiled the top deals out there for any type of traveler. 1. Apple Airtags …

AvantStay Spotlight: Adriann Hobbs, Task Force Manager

Name: Adriann Hobbs Where are you based? Austin, TX Job Title: Task Force Manager How long have you worked at AvantStay? Just hit 1 year in September! How would you describe your job & responsibilities to someone who doesn’t work in your field? As a Task Force Manager, I travel to different AvantStay destinations and …

The 51 Best Things To Do in Oahu

Oahu is one of eight islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, Hawaii’s largest city Honolulu, and the majority of Hawaiian residents. Oahu translates to “the gathering place,” and the number of people on the island, combined with its breathtaking natural beauty, means there are near limitless …

Top 32 Things To Do in Joshua Tree Year-Round

Joshua Tree National Park is a famous destination for tourists across the country as well as California locals. This national park hosts a combination of activities for both an adventurous spirit and a relaxed soul alike. Sightseers and nature lovers can rejoice, as the park has many hiking and nature trails to explore. This scenic …

The Top 35 Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains Year Round

Are you looking for things to do in the Smoky Mountains? We’ve put together a round-up of the top activities in the area. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, not far from Knoxville and Asheville. There are fun activities both in the national park and nearby towns. …

Swimming, Snorkeling, & Sun Tanning: Top 5 Best Beaches in Oahu

When it comes to beach getaways, there are few places more sought-after and picturesque than the beaches of the Hawaiian Islands. Imagine relaxing on soft white sand surrounded by lush vegetation as you sip a tropical drink and enjoy the ocean breeze. And with over 125 beaches on Oahu, there is a beach for every …

How To Plan a Corporate Retreat In 8 Steps

In today’s world of remote and distributed work, corporate retreats have been redefined as a powerful way to support employees and company culture. Retreats can be a fantastic opportunity for your employees to escape work for a bit while strengthening relationships, boosting productivity, and refreshing workplace morale. These excursions can break up the monotony of …

Hiking, Biking, and Beer: The 30 Best Things to Do in Bend, Oregon

Tucked deep between the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains, humbled by scenic views and serene lakes, is Bend, a small city on the Deschutes River in Oregon with views like no other. The city has the best of both worlds – ice-wrapped mountain tops to its north, high desert plateaus to its south, and …

Fun in the Desert Oasis: The 25 Best Things To Do in Coachella Valley 

Coachella Valley is a desert oasis in Southern California. It’s famous for its music festivals, but there are plenty of things to do year-round. Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best things to do in Coachella Valley. Cathedral City Cathedral City is a desert …

20 Best Things to Do in Paso Robles

Nothing in the world rivals the wineries and vineyards in Paso Robles. With over 40,000 acres of vineyards, 200 tasting rooms, and over 400 different types of juicy grape varieties, it’s easy to see why Paso Robles is the world’s number one destination to visit when you want to taste and learn about wine. But …

Island Fun: The Top 19 Things To Do in Hilton Head

If you’re looking for things to do on Hilton Head Island, look no further than this travel guide. Hilton Head Island is one of the most popular destinations on the East Coast, with 2.5 million tourists visiting the best beaches, bike paths, and boutiques each year. It’s a top destination for families and couples alike—and …

The Top 35 Things To Do in Destin, Florida

Destin, commonly known as the world’s “luckiest fishing village,” is a sunny southern locale in the Florida Panhandle. It’s one of the most popular stops for visitors in Okaloosa County, which welcomed a record-breaking 7.5 million tourists in 2021. Situated alongside Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Destin makes up a large part of Florida’s …

7 Ways To Stay Active While Traveling

You love to travel but you also finally got your routine down at home to stay active (we love a daily hot girl walk, too). We all want to keep our health in tip-top condition while we’re out adventuring, so here are a few tips we’ve pulled together from our experts to be active on …

The 21 Best Fort Myers Restaurants

Are you a foodie searching for the best Fort Myers restaurants? We’ve created a list of the top places to eat in the Fort Myers area just for you. Fort Myers is a city filled with delicious restaurants and the food scene is fresh, authentic, and totally tasty. Make your trip memorable by sampling the …

Visit the Music Museums in Nashville, TN

No city in the world offers a music scene quite like Nashville. Music has been the common thread throughout the city’s history, from the early days of fiddle playing to the inception of the Grand Ole Opry and the honky tonks today. This Tennessee city certainly lives up to the moniker “Music City,” with hundreds …

AvantStay Spotlight: Amber Bjel, Sr. Graphic Designer

Name: Amber Bjel Where are you based?: Los Angeles Job Title: Senior Graphic Designer How long have you worked at AvantStay? Almost 3 years! How would you describe your job & responsibilities to someone who doesn’t work in your field?: I help design all sorts of things that have our logo on them! This includes, …

5 Places to Rent Jet Skis in Key West

Looking for an adventurous way to get out on the water? Our top five favorite jet ski rental Key West providers offer exclusive access to explore the turquoise waters that surround the island. Thrill-seekers visiting Key West will want to check a jet ski tour off their travel checklist. Key West Water Tours Key West …

The 20 Best Bars in Key West

When it comes to the story of alcohol in America, you couldn’t write it without the help of Key West, which has been an enclave for good times, food, and drinks for around 200 years. The city has a rich history of rum running, and during prohibition, Key West residents took the law as more …

The 7 Best Key West Beaches for a Relaxing Island Vacation

Key West, the westernmost of the Florida Keys islands, is an amazing vacation destination with beautiful beaches between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The white sands, palm trees, coral reefs, water sports rentals, beautiful sunrises, and sparkling blue water make Key West a great place to relax.  Key West can make for …

Foliage, Pumpkins, & Scares: The 5 Best Fall Vacations in the US

Throughout the US, days are becoming shorter, the weather is cooling down, apples are ripening, and leaves are erupting in color. Which can only mean that fall is right around the corner! Not only is fall a picturesque time to plan a getaway, but the season also offers fewer crowds, lower prices, comfortable weather, and …

Charleston Travel Guide to North Charleston, SC

No matter what you’re looking for in South Carolina’s low country, it’s a guarantee you can find it in North Charleston. North Charleston, SC, is not only the host of Charleston International Airport: this city offers a deep dive into American history for its visitors and much more.  You can relish in the lush blue …

Words from the Wise: An Interview with JOJA founder, Jasmine Tookes

Model, business-owner, and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Jasmine Tookes, took her friends on a weekend getaway to our vacation home Canopy in Park City, Utah. We sat down with Jasmine to hear her more about her stay and her new business, JOJA. Tell us some of your favorite things about the home you chose for …

Lowcountry Shores: A Guide to Charleston SC Beaches

Charleston, South Carolina is a hidden gem among the growing cities of the United States. The Lowcountry is a top pick for a summer or weekend getaway for many people From the history, the food, and not to mention, the beaches! If you’re hoping to explore the Charleston, SC beaches, then this guide has you …

The Ultimate Hole-in-One Guide to Hilton Head Golf

Get acquainted with Hilton Head Golf, a haven endowed with numerous champion courses. Once voted as the world’s number 10 golf destination, you will relish a unique experience. Hilton Head Island is a popular vacation destination and has been so for decades. The island is located in South Carolina and is part of the maritime …

Dine Like a Local: 21 Best Restaurants in Charleston SC

Charleston is a Southern gem that presents itself as an old-world antebellum city but at its heart, it is a metropolis with big city flair. While many visitors’ first impression of Charleston might be the old churches, stately live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and horse-drawn carriages along cobblestone streets—the city offers a modern edge …

National Tequila Day: Easy Tequila Recipes for Travel Lovers

If you’re looking for the best tequila cocktails, you’ve come to the right place. With travel in our blood (plus, a hint of lime and salt), we’ve rounded up our top tequila drinks inspired by our favorite destinations. Try making some of these easy tequila cocktails that you could whip up right at home—or your …

The Best Restaurants in Hilton Head for the Hungry Traveler

When traveling to the beautiful Hilton Head Island, relaxation and fun are on the menu. This lovely seaside town has something for everyone, including restaurants for every palate. While seafood is prevalent here since you’re right by the ocean, they have plenty of other options too.  We love planning ahead and researching the best restaurants …

Clear Water and White Sand: The Guide to the Best Fort Lauderdale Beaches

Located in Broward County in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, arts and culture scene, and an array of activities. The city is situated on the Atlantic coast and has many canals and waterways, giving it the nickname “Venice of America.”  Fort Lauderdale is also home to Port …

Fun in the Sun: Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Many parents are already planning their family’s summer trip as children across the country make the most of their seasonal break from school. But, for those families who are still browsing for summer vacation ideas in 2022, you’ve come to the right place! AvantStay offers vacation homes designed for families in over 30 destinations across …

Wine Country Getaway: 5 Scenic Sonoma County Wineries

A trip to Sonoma County, California is a bucket-list experience for many wine enthusiasts. As one of the most diverse growing regions in the country, it’s no surprise that over 400 wineries have set up shop in California wine country. From rustic family-owned wineries overlooking the Sonoma Mountains to historic chateaus with elegant rose gardens, …

The Ultimate Guide to San Diego Beaches

Whether you’re looking for a getaway place to sunbathe, surf, or simply take in incredible views of the seaside, San Diego has a perfect beach for you. With more than 70 miles of coastline, the city offers a wide variety of beaches, each with its own unique character. From bustling Mission Beach to the secluded …