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A podcast that shares insider information and local tips about properties, restaurants and activities at popular destinations so that you can plan the best weekend possible and avoid common mistakes that could ruin it. A weekend is 2-3 days at most so, you can’t afford to make a mistake on where you stay, where you eat and what you do, there’s just no way to recover in that short time frame. We created BestWeekends to help travelers navigate the vast amounts of information out there and avoid the mistakes that can ruin a weekend. Think of us as your “travel advance team”. We visit each destination, stay in the lodging options, eat in the restaurants, experience the activities and most importantly…talk to the locals. We then present you with the “best” of what we found. We’ll tell you when to go, how to get there, how to get around once you are there, the best lodging choices, the best restaurants and the best activities and who to do them with. We’ll tell you things like where to get the best brunch, the best burger, where to have cocktails, what to do after dinner and much more. We accept no advertising from the places we recommend, so our suggestions are completely unbiased. We seek destinations and properties that are above the norm, not the most expensive, but the most unique that will enhance your experience. You can travel with confidence knowing that we have been there. Podcasts are launched each Friday at 1pm. Music credit: https://audionautix.com

A podcast that shares insider information and local tips about properties, restaurants and activities at popular destinations so that you can plan the best weekend possible and avoid common mistakes that could ruin it. A weekend is 2-3 days at most so, you can’t afford to make a mistake on where you stay, where you eat and what you do, there’s just no way to recover in that short time frame. We created BestWeekends to help travelers navigate the vast amounts of information out there and avoid the mistakes that can ruin a weekend. Think of us as your “travel advance team”. We visit each destination, stay in the lodging options, eat in the restaurants, experience the activities and most importantly…talk to the locals. We then present you with the “best” of what we found. We’ll tell you when to go, how to get there, how to get around once you are there, the best lodging choices, the best restaurants and the best activities and who to do them with. We’ll tell you things like where to get the best brunch, the best burger, where to have cocktails, what to do after dinner and much more. We accept no advertising from the places we recommend, so our suggestions are completely unbiased. We seek destinations and properties that are above the norm, not the most expensive, but the most unique that will enhance your experience. You can travel with confidence knowing that we have been there. Podcasts are launched each Friday at 1pm. Music credit: https://audionautix.com
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A podcast that shares insider information and local tips about properties, restaurants and activities at popular destinations so that you can plan the best weekend possible and avoid common mistakes that could ruin it. A weekend is 2-3 days at most so, you can’t afford to make a mistake on where you stay, where you eat and what you do, there’s just no way to recover in that short time frame. We created BestWeekends to help travelers navigate the vast amounts of information out there and avoid the mistakes that can ruin a weekend. Think of us as your “travel advance team”. We visit each destination, stay in the lodging options, eat in the restaurants, experience the activities and most importantly…talk to the locals. We then present you with the “best” of what we found. We’ll tell you when to go, how to get there, how to get around once you are there, the best lodging choices, the best restaurants and the best activities and who to do them with. We’ll tell you things like where to get the best brunch, the best burger, where to have cocktails, what to do after dinner and much more. We accept no advertising from the places we recommend, so our suggestions are completely unbiased. We seek destinations and properties that are above the norm, not the most expensive, but the most unique that will enhance your experience. You can travel with confidence knowing that we have been there. Podcasts are launched each Friday at 1pm. Music credit: https://audionautix.com

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English


Episodes

Visiting Key West, Florida - What to Do, Where to Eat and Where to Stay

9/13/2019
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At the southern tip of Florida and only 90 miles from Cuba sits the southern most U.S. city of Key West. Once the base for Caribbean pirates and later home to Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, Key West also served as the winter White House for President Truman and the inspiration for the drawings of John James Audubon. Inhabitants are a colorful blend of eclectic artists, writers and others just escaping from everyday life. Everyone has a story and they're more than willing to share...

Duration:00:20:34

Stowe, Vermont - Best Places to Stay, Best Places to Eat and Must Do Activities

9/6/2019
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Nestled in the valley between the Green Mountains on the west and the Hogback Mountains on the east, lies the picturesque village of Stowe, Vermont. The quintessential Currier & Ives Vermont town with its white church steeple, covered bridge and magnificent mountain views is the perfect weekend getaway. This beautiful town is what everyone envisions Vermont to be like. The smell of fresh grass in summer or wood burning in winter awaken your senses as you approach this so charming...

Duration:00:18:32

Martha's Vineyard - Your Best Weekend on the Island

8/30/2019
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Most activity revolves around the three primary towns, each of which has a character of its own. Vineyard Haven, the main port into which most of the ferries arrive, sits on the edge of Vineyard Haven Harbor and is home to a collection of shops and restaurants. Oak Bluffs is a kind of honky tonk boardwalk town with gingerbread style homes, a carousel, an arcade, ice cream shops and a waterfront promenade. It has some very good restaurants, is the place for renting boats, kayaks and jet skis...

Duration:00:20:43

2 Must Visit Luxury Adirondack Properties for Special Occasions

8/9/2019
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Lake Placid is a charming little hamlet with wonderful shops and restaurants and delightful places to stay. Crystal clear lakes amid the tall pines of the Adirondack Mountains provide great recreational opportunities for all seasons and Whiteface Mountain offers some of the best skiing in the East. The town itself, overlooking Mirror Lake has wonderful shops and restaurants and maintains its small town charm. In this episode we talk about two special occasion luxury properties. So if you're...

Duration:00:19:17

A Charming Island Worthy Of A Yearly Visit: Nantucket, MA - When to Go, Where to Stay & Where to Eat.

8/2/2019
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About 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts sits the magical island of Nantucket, unmatched in its beauty and ability to relax even the most ardent Type A personality. Nantucket has a charm like few other places; cobblestone streets and gas lamps, quaint lanes of cedar shingled cottages and homes surrounded by white fences and adorned with window boxes of colorful flowers. Roses and hydrangeas are everywhere and there are miles of pristine beaches to enjoy. Lighthouses and cliffs, ponds...

Duration:00:19:48

Visiting Napa | Best Winery, B&B, Burger & Restaurant, Plus Must Do Activities

7/26/2019
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Napa is the largest wine producer in the U.S. and is home to over 400 wineries producing some of the most acclaimed wines in the world. Commercial wine production dates back to the 19th century but premium wine production actually began in the 1960's. Despite its reputation, Napa has retained much of its agrarian origins and remains a small community of people who love the weather, good food and good wine. The scenery is stunning, the weather consistent (70º average temperatures) and the...

Duration:00:24:09

Visiting the Jersey Shore | Where to Stay, What to Do and Where to Eat

7/19/2019
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In this episode, we chat about the Jersey Shore. It is unfortunate that the image many have of New Jersey is represented by the oil refineries surrounding Newark (Liberty) Airport and the New Jersey Turnpike. In truth, the State's nickname, "The Garden State" more accurately reflects its true nature. While the state is one of the most densely populated in the country, large areas are devoted to vegetable and fruit farming and horse breeding. The northwestern part of the state is mountainous...

Duration:00:26:06

Tips for a weekend in Savannah, Georgia | Where to Stay What to Eat & What to Do

7/12/2019
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Just two hours south of Charleston, Savannah seems years apart from its neighbor to the north in their leap into the 21st century. While Charleston has charged into the new millennium, Savannah seems content to walk there, at its own pace. A stroll down its main street reveals store signs that haven't changed in 50 years. And the locals are quite happy with the state of things. Nevertheless, Savannah's quiet dignity and welcoming hospitality make it an ideal choice for a weekend...

Duration:00:20:20

Visiting Charlottesville VA | Where to Stay, What to Do & Where to Eat

6/28/2019
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Deb Smith & Jim Flynn discuss the best resorts, restaurants & activities that will turn a weekend stay in Charlottesville, VA into a best weekend! Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia is a largely undiscovered destination for weekend travel, yet offers everything you would want for an enjoyable getaway; great accommodations and dining and plenty of interesting things to do. Charlottesville is best known as the home of the University of Virginia and...

Duration:00:16:52

Visiting the Hamptons | Where to Stay, What to Do & Where to Eat

6/21/2019
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Deb Smith & Jim Flynn discuss the best hotels, restaurants & activities that will turn a weekend stay in the Hamptons into a best weekend! The Hamptons is a popular destination, but before the crowded summer months or after the crowds have returned to New York City, the Hamptons offer a wonderful weekend retreat of pristine beaches, quaint shops, antique stores, wineries, top rated restaurants and plenty of things to do to occupy your time. There is a Hamptons personality to fit just about...

Duration:00:20:03

Stowe, VT - Where to Stay, Where to Eat and Must Do Activities for a Perfect Weekend

5/3/2019
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Nestled in the valley between the Green Mountains on the west and the Hogback Mountains on the east, lies the picturesque village of Stowe, Vermont. The quintessential Currier & Ives Vermont town with its white church steeple, covered bridge and magnificent mountain views is the perfect weekend getaway. This beautiful town is what everyone envisions Vermont to be like. In this episode, we share insider tips on the very best accommodations - some of which are perfect for a romantic getaway,...

Duration:00:18:58

Martha's Vineyard - Where to Stay, Where to Eat and What To Do For a Memorable Weekend

4/26/2019
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In the age old debate of which is better, Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, I had always been a Nantucket guy, mostly because that's where I have vacationed for the last 20 years. In the last few years, however, I have come to appreciate and love the Vineyard as well and found it to be a perfect weekend retreat. It has a similar, yet very different character from Nantucket and it also has one of my favorite places to stay...anywhere. What makes the island particularly interesting is that its...

Duration:00:18:12

Visting Key West Florida - 4 Must Do Activities plus Where to Stay, Where to Eat & What to Do

4/19/2019
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Inhabitants of Key West, Florida, are a colorful blend of eclectic artists, writers and others just escaping from everyday life. Everyone has a story and they're more than willing to share it with you. No one seems to care about the rest of the world, only about enjoying life every single day. This is Jimmy Buffet's headquarters and the site of the annual Parrot Head convention. Sunshine, tropical breezes, crystal clear water and a never ending party make this an ideal weekend...

Duration:00:18:12

Best Resorts in the Pacific North West | Where to Stay, Where to Eat & What to Do

4/12/2019
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In this episode we tell you about two spectacular properties in the Pacific Northwest, The Allison Inn in Newberg and the Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach. The Allison Inn is located at the north entrance of Willamette Valley wine country and is set on 35 lush acres. The resort is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and rich farmland with mountain views in three directions. Conceived by Ken and Joan Austin and managed today by Waterford Hospitaliy, Allison Inn is destined to be one of the best...

Duration:00:12:04

Two Must Visit Destinations for Special Occasions | Blantyre, MA & Glenmere Mansion, NY

4/12/2019
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Wondering where you should go to celebrate a special occasion? We've got the answer: the Blantyre in Lenox, MA or the Glenmere Mansion in Chester,NY. Most of us don’t have royal blood in us, or for that matter will ever meet a “royal”. But for the length of your stay at Blantyre, you’ll get a taste of what that might feel like. The service touches at Glenmere Mansion are what elevate this property above others. Tune in to this episode to hear why exactly the Blantyre will make you feel...

Duration:00:12:35

Cape Cod's Best Resort | Insider Info of Restaurants, Rooms, Pricing & Activities

3/29/2019
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Cape Cod is the body of land that extends from Massachusetts into the Atlantic like a beckoning finger. Its year round population of 200,000+ explodes in the summer as Bostonians seek to escape the city and New Englanders flock to the beaches. In this episode, we give you an insiders view of 3 of the best resorts in the Cape. We'll tell you about the rooms, the amenities, the food options, the best activities and more. If you're thinking about a trip to the cape, these weekend getaway...

Duration:00:13:17

Enjoy a Charming Seaside Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island | Where to Stay, Eat & Play

3/22/2019
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Newport, Rhode Island is an ideal weekend escape particularly for those within driving distance from Maine to New Jersey. You'll get to see how the other half lived, enjoy some wonderful food and some amazing accommodations. Once the summer playground of the Astors, Vanderbilts, Belmonts and other wealthy American families, Newport was a symbol of the lifestyles and opulence of the Gilded Age. Today it is a thriving resort community renowned as the sailing capital of the East. Summer...

Duration:00:16:42

Chicago Illinois - My Kind of Town | Where to Stay, Eat & Play for your Best Weekend

3/15/2019
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Anyone who has spent any time in Chicago quickly falls in love with this charming city. I lived there twice in my career and both my kids were born there, so it has a special place in my heart. Despite winters that can be quite brutal (ever been stuck in O'Hare in February?), Chicago has much to recommend it as a terrific weekend destination. You'll find world class accommodations and dining, one of the best art museums in the world, a rich cultural tradition, the Cubs and Wrigley Field,...

Duration:00:19:42

Urban Sanctuaries | 3 incredible places to enjoy a perfect weekend - NYC, Dallas and Beverly Hills

3/8/2019
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A look at some incredible weekend urban sanctuaries in three different parts of the country - including New York City, New York, Dallas, Texas and Beverly Hills California. The Lowell, the Rosewood Mansion, and the Iconic Beverly Hills hotel should be on everyone's bucket list, and we'll tell you why in this episode of Find Your Best Weekend. Music by https://audionautix.com/

Duration:00:14:18

Napa, California | Where to stay, eat and play for your Best Weekend

3/1/2019
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So much has been written about Napa that it seems larger than life. Napa is the largest wine producer in the U.S. and is home to over 400 wineries producing some of the most acclaimed wines in the world. Commercial wine production dates back to the 19th century but premium wine production actually began in the 1960's. Despite its reputation, Napa has retained much of its agrarian origins and remains a small community of people who love the weather, good food and good wine. The scenery is...

Duration:00:21:01