Air Date: Sat. Aug. 24, 2019
Ralph Velasco – Founder/CEO at PhotoEnrichment Adventures and Alla Campagna Experiences, and Creator of TourOrganizerTraining.com
Websites: www.TourOrganizerTraining.com https://allacampagna.com https://photoenrichment.com
Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Overtourism
Destination to Avoid: Washington, DC (unless you go in winter)
Recommended Destination: Columbia, South Carolina (in fall)
Accommodations: Hyatt Place Downtown Columbia
7.4 miles from Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Complimentary morning Kitchen Skillet™ buffet with hot breakfast
Complimentary fitness center, indoor swimming pool
Doc’s BBQ (Classic SC BBQ buffet with family style seating)
Café Strudel (Southern Sunday brunch, Famous for their hangover hash browns and cinnamon pancakes)
Riverbanks Zoo (giraffe feeding, penguin experience) and Botanical Garden
South Carolina State Museum (Telescope gallery, planetarium, 4D theatre, etc.)
Columbia Museum of Art
Destination to Avoid: Nashville, TN
Recommended Destination: Sevierville, TN
Accommodations: The Resort at Governor’s Crossing – This relaxed, family-friendly resort and water park is less than 5 miles from Dollywood Theme Park and Pigeon Forge.
Frank Allen’s Market & Grill – Casual but delicious hot dogs (Dolly Parton’s favorite)
Apple Barn and Cider Mill – Working apple farm
The Chop House – Steaks and Seafood
Foxfire Mountain (ziplining, ropes course, ATV rides)
Dollywood (theme park for families)
Hiking in the Smoky Mountains
Tennessee Museum of Aviation
“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”
What’s in Your Suitcase?
My Infinite Agenda Planner – $29.00 at Barnes & Noble
A vision-board planner designed to help make your goals and dreams a reality. Write your daily grind next to big picture goals and dreams for a full calendar year – August to August!
What’s on your phone?
Social Status – Busy Places App – Free on iOS
Instantly see where the crowd is. See what bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and night clubs are busy or quiet near you at a glance. Works in any city!
What’s the tip?
Labor Day Travel Tips
The worst days for delays are the days everybody is most likely to be at the airport: The Friday before Labor Day and the Tuesday after.
The best days to travel are the actual weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Decent days to travel are the Wednesday before Labor Day, and the Wednesday after Labor Day.
Consider other modes of transportation, such as bus or train.
If you are driving, download a real time traffic app, and look into alternate routes that may be less busy.
Of the major U.S. airlines, Hawaiian is most likely to get you to your Labor Day destination on time, with an on-time performance rating of 94.76 percent. Runners up were Alaska Airlines (90.37 percent on time) and Delta (87.93 percent)
Consider a staycation instead of traveling anywhere.