North Dakota – It’s About Time with Friends and Family

It’s About Time with Friends and Family

Everyone wants the birds in the back of the truck, but at the end of the day, it’s really about the time spent with old friends, young kids, and a bunch of dogs. This is what the trip is meant to be, getting together, telling stories, and having fun. Let us help you plan your trip out to Dickinson, we can help with lodging, maps, and restaurant suggestions. Dickinson has plenty of room for you.


Oregon Trip Ideas – July 2018


An introduction to the Oregon Heritage Tradition.

Thirty miles south of Portland, Woodburn is perhaps most widely known for its rainbow of flowers at theWooden Shoe Tulip Farm and shopper’s haven Woodburn Premium Outlets. But if you venture further off Interstate-5, you’ll meet a friendly farming community that is a capital of Latinx culture in Oregon — a city that is 60 percent Latino and 83 percent among public schoolchildren. “It’s a bicultural, bilingual community,” says Anthony Veliz, who in 2000 became the first Latino elected to the Woodburn School Board. “We welcome all groups.”

For visitors, it’s a place rich with culture to discover — year-round but especially during the summer. Each August brings the three-day Fiesta Mexicana (Aug. 3-5, 2018), one of the state’s largest celebrations of Latino food, culture, art, music and community.


June 2018 Travel Trade Newsletter from NYC

Upcoming Events in New York

What to See in and Around Central Park

Manhattan’s Central Park is aptly named: the vast greenspace is a near-perfect rectangle in the center of the borough and a place for New Yorkers and visitors alike to spend time in nature. Here’s our guide to sights in and around the park that your clients won’t want to miss.
The design for the enchanting 843-acre (3,411,500-square-meter) park, which stretches from 59th to 110th Streets in Manhattan, was selected in 1858. Some of the park’s many landmarks include Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Tavern on the Green restaurant and Strawberry Fields (a tribute to John Lennon).

Guide to the Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is one of the borough’s oldest cultural institutions, and the recent opening of a second branch has made it easier than ever for visitors to immerse themselves in the history of New York City’s most populous borough. The museum’s Brooklyn Heights location houses unique historical artifacts, portraits and landscape paintings that represent Brooklyn through the ages. The newer Dumbo branch highlights the area’s transformation from a 19th-century shipyard to its present incarnation as a hub for culture, food and technology. Combining a visit to either museum with lunch and a stroll through the neighborhood gives your clients the chance to experience the borough like local.

Top Things to do in Oregon this summer – June 2018


Float rivers, chase waterfalls and uncover the Beaver State’s secrets.

Summer in Oregon means floating on shimmering rivers, devouring triple scoops of ice cream in fresh waffle cones and sipping frosty pints of craft beer during rooftop concerts. But at the state’s most iconic sites, it can also mean crowds. The scores of folks traveling here is understandable given the undeniable beauty and buzzing activity of the season. Still, summer isn’t for taking the paths most trodden — it’s prime time for uncovering the state’s best-kept secrets and revealing a fresh side of much-loved spots you may think you know well.


Oregon Trip Ideas – June 2018


If you’ve been watching your Instagram feed change from fall colors to spring tulips to a sparkling ocean dotted by sea stacks, it must mean one thing: summer is coming. Summer in Oregon is more than just a change of season — it’s a state of mind, a dreamy state of bliss as we head out to our beloved hiking trails, tide pools, waterfalls, campgrounds, lakes and rivers and 363 miles of unspoiled Coast. Here’s a checklist to get started enjoying the summer in true Beaver State style.


What Are the Best Things to Do in NYC This Summer?

Upcoming Events in New York

42nd Annual Macy’s
Fourth of July Fireworks
Each year on Independence Day, pyrotechnics light up the sky, and your clients can take it all in from a number of locations around the City.

US Open Tennis Championships
The annual US Open tennis tournament is one of the sport’s most iconic events. Your clients will be thrilled to see the action in person.

Read more about what is happening in New York here >>

Sesame Street at Seaworld – Spring 2019


Yesterday, SeaWorld Orlando shared exciting details on a brand-new themed land, opening Spring 2019. Families will be able to walk down Sesame Street for the very first time as Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando brings the world famous street to park guests, connecting them to all of the fun, laughter and learning of Sesame Street.

“We are excited to transport our guests into the colorful and creative world of Sesame Street through immersive theming, character interactions and interactive play,” said SeaWorld Orlando President Jim Dean. “Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is an amazing addition to our park, providing more unique and memorable experiences for the entire family.”

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando Highlights:
· Explore: Guests will explore the iconic neighborhood as they walk through Abby Cadabby’s garden, visit Mr. Hooper’s store, stop by Big Bird’s nest, sit on the famous 123 stoop and meet their favorite friends from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.
· Celebrate: Elmo and his furry friends, along with parade dancers will invite guests to join the party on Sesame Street daily during SeaWorld Orlando’s first-ever parade.
· Play: The immersive area will feature exciting rides, wet and dry play areas and interactive experiences designed to entertain the entire family.
“In partnering with Sesame Workshop, we are creating a land for guests to make an authentic connection that can only be found in hugging a furry friend or reading a book with Big Bird,” shared Amanda Trauger, Experience Design Manager for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.
Construction on Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is currently underway. The new themed area will be located on the south end of the park, where Happy Harbor currently stands.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest event details and information.

About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit for more information.

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Oregon Trip Ideas – May 2018


Behind the scenes of the “Only Slightly Exaggerated” animated film

Shooting stars streak across the night sky as the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean. Hot air balloons soar over wine country, grape vines unfurling beneath them. Wild horses stream through a desert canyon, and giggling children ride a giant rabbit through a vibrant field of tulips. This is Oregon, “only slightly exaggerated,” as depicted in a dazzling short film that we spent months producing with Wieden+Kennedy. In its first two weeks online, the video racked up around five million views on social media, and hundreds of commenters have asked us how the project came to life. Here’s the behind-the-scenes creation story.