This week we celebrate Memorial Day, in many places known as the true kick-off for summer! Even though it might not feel like it outside in Denver yet, our long-planned weekend getaways and week-long vacations are closer than ever!
Happy Memorial Day!
At Manifest, we recognize the sacrifices so many have made for our great country and celebrate it by exploring and adventuring around the United States. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday and is looking forward to summer — especially summer travel! Happy Memorial Day!
The Official Start of Summer
With Memorial Day often considered the “official start of summer,” The Discoverer Blog offers up the ultimate summer guide to the West Coast. With sandy beaches by day and warm, city sidewalks by night, summer is one of the best times to explore our country’s left coastline.
The Experience Economy is Growing
Manifest’s founder Jeff Potter was featured on Forbes as well as The Modern Customer Podcast, discussing how Manifest is tapping into the growing experience economy by creating unique adventures for our members. According to Blake Morgan, the host of the podcast, “In our modern world, customers tend to value experiences over things. They’re investing more in travel than ever before, and Manifest takes advantage of the need for convenience, experiences and community by creating unique, personalized travel opportunities.”
Rediscover Your Sense of Awe
A sense of awe is a basic human need, with lasting and measurable health benefits for both your body and mind. In this Medium article, the author discusses how through the adventure and exploration inherent in travel, you can recover your awe and, while discovering what’s around you, discover yourself.
We have set a date for our Summer Send-Off, our first event where we will send-off our newest members on their first vacation—the exclusive Sonoma Food & Wine Tour departing in August. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet our founders and hear from our keynote speaker, award-winning travel writer Joshua Berman! Find out more and RSVP below!
Manifest’s Summer Send-Off
With choice accommodations, indelible experiences and, as always, private plane travel, Manifest is the most sought after lifestyle and vacation club in Denver. Join us June 12 at the Source Hotel in Denver as we kick-off our Denver Chapter and highlight our extraordinary getaways. RSVP here.
Stop Trying Too Hard with Travel
Wondering why you’re not finding your travel deeply meaningful or coming home feeling the same as when you left? You might be doing it wrong. When you choose the right destination and truly experience your trips with a tribe you enjoy, you can stop trying so hard to search for meaning in your travel and just find it.
A New Generation of Travel
No matter how old you are, travel is becoming more about meaningful experiences and creating a community. Skift discusses the new generation of travel clubs and how travelers of all ages are joining the movement.
Have you planned your summer vacation yet? This week we’ve been planning new trips for members including weekend getaways in Sonoma, California and Moab, Utah, as well as an action-packed adventure in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to check those out, as well as these stories below highlighting why we should all have a trip to look forward in the upcoming season.
Be More Adventurous This Summer
Conde Nast’s Women Who Travel suggest we all be more adventurous this summer, and offer tips on how to enjoy the outdoors even if you’re not “outdoorsy.”
Embrace Domestic Travel
The Discover Blog outlines the reasons why you shouldn’t feel the need to go far this summer. When you see your home country through the eyes of a tourist, you can appreciate your own history and broaden your horizons while enjoying convenient, closer, and more spontaneous travel.
No Travel Tribe? No Problem.
This Medium author makes the argument that everyone should experience solo travel. When you travel alone, you are more likely to meet new people and return home with a few great stories to tell, while also learning more about yourself and experiencing true personal freedom along the way.
This week, Manifest Escapes’ founder Jeff Potter was featured on the luxury travel blog JustLuxe, discussing our launch and why he created the company. A top travel and luxury journalist, Susan Kime, interviewed him about why opportunities for experiential travel close to home are so important. Beyond planning more trips, our team at Manifest is also hard at work planning our first member event — stay tuned for more information soon!
Manifest: A New Lifestyle, Private Jet Travel Club
Manifest founder Jeff Potter was featured in JustLuxe, a luxury travel blog, discussing the company with respected travel journalist Susan Kime. “We created a company that provides innovative ways for our members to engage in unique travel experiences, closer to home, and on private jets,” said Potter. “Essentially, we want to provide a new way to enjoy life.”
Adult Summer Camp?
With summer almost here in Denver (at least on the calendar), we are reminiscing about our childhood camp days. Did you know there are adult summer camps where you can have those experiences again, without the need for a time machine? Here’s five of them.
Trains Are Making A Comeback
Along with summer camp, trains are also making a comeback. The Discoverer Blog offers five train routes in the United States that are worth the travel throwback.