As we travel around the country, it’s important to remember the impact of that travel, on ourselves and the places we’re visiting. These articles address how we can be sure our experiences will be both positive and meaningful.
Never Too Busy
We’re all busy, but if we’re honest, we’re only “too busy” to do the things we don’t actually want to do according to The Ascent. Travel shouldn’t ever be something we’re too busy to do, but that means it needs to be worthwhile, interesting and hassle-free.
Be A Good Traveler
As overtourism becomes more of an issue, it’s important to remember a few key tips to not only help preserve and protect the beautiful places we love visiting, but also to have a more enjoyable and authentic experience. This article from the Associated Press outlines the four best ways to be a good traveler.
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.
On April 22 we recognized Earth Day, which provides us with an opportunity to celebrate our planet. We can think of no better way to honor Earth than by exploring it! Check out the articles below for more ideas on how to expand your horizons and see more of the beautiful place we call home.
The Next National Holiday?
Sign this petition to make Earth Day a national holiday. When we have more time to travel and connect with our world, we are much more likely to protect it.
Celebrating Our National Parks
To kick off National Park Week, each of our 58 national parks offered free admission on April 20th. Outside Magazine polled their staff on their favorite national parks, which one is yours?
Traveling as an Introvert
When you’re an introvert, traveling for days at a time with others can be a struggle. This Medium author offers tips on how to rest and recharge while exploring with a #TravelTribe.
Do NOT Check Your Email
What if your paid vacation days also included a bonus for completing unplugging while you’re away? This boss pays his employees $750 more NOT to check email while they’re out of office.
Paul Theroux said, “Travel is a state of mind. It has nothing to do with existence or the exotic. It is almost always an inner experience.” At Manifest, our experiences are designed to change your worldview as much by altering your mindset as your location. Whether you’re oceans away or just down the street, view the world through the eyes of a traveler.
Home From a New Perspective
After traveling around the world, this Medium author discovered how looking at her home with a different mindset changed her perspective entirely.
An American Safari
Go on safari, without going to Africa. The Discoverer blog explores four spots where you can get up close to wildlife without leaving the U.S.
Making Travel More Memorable
Make your vacations more memorable with these five tips. The first one? Experiential travel.
With summer approaching, we’re sure many of you are planning, and possibly dreading, weeks-long vacations with family and friends. But what if vacation didn’t mean two week away from home and work, only to return more stressed out than when you left over all you’ve missed? Read on to see how travel doesn’t have to mean far away, and how weekend-long getaways can be just as, if not more, refreshing than weeks-long escapes.
Take Back Your Weekends
Don’t return to work on Monday feeling worse than you did leaving Friday afternoon. Turn your weekends into mini-vacations with these tips from the Wall Street Journal.
Fly To, Not Over
The Discover blog offers five “fly-over” locations that deserve a closer look. With Manifest, we’ll fly you to, not over, these gorgeous locales.
The Best Family Vacations Are Closer Than You Think
Outside Magazine highlights the best vacations in North America, and many of them are closer than you think!
It’s spring in Denver, which means 80 degrees one day, and a blizzard the next. In other news, we’ve opened up our waitlists to over 60 cities this week, with even more chapters on the way for those who want them the most. Go register, then come back and spend your daydreaming about your upcoming travels with these great articles from around the Web.
Discover the 15 Most Beautiful Places in the United States
Some of the world’s most beautiful places are closer than you think! Here are 15 gorgeous spots you can check out with no jetlag required.
The Newest Luxury Good? Experiences.
As people begin to value meaningful experiences over possessions, the newest status symbol is “where you are, who you’re with and what you’re doing.”
Before your next trip into the great outdoors, take a look through the seven principles behind Leave No Trace and help preserve your experience for the next person.
Travel Hacks From the Pros
Some of the world’s most famous travel influencers are sharing their top travel hacks. Advice includes: follow the local’s lead, go the extra mile, and always stay hydrated!
Spring break is over, which means now it’s time to plan your summer getaways. We’re of course here to help. Check out these articles for inspiration and tips for your next vacation.
What If Your Company Offered “Life Leave?”
In Australia, companies are recognizing that to truly enjoy your time off, you’ll need more than one two-week vacation per year. With 12 weeks of “life leave” instead, the options for how to spend it are limitless.
How Travel is Different From Vacation
In this Medium article, one woman describes how she discovered that finding travel experiences outside her comfort zone can be more rewarding than the typical rest and relaxation.
The Best Weekender Bags
With just three or four nights in each of our unique destinations, a great weekender bag is all you should need. Conde Nast Traveler provides the best options for your next getaway.