Best Destinations for 2015 Spring Travel

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The Tingo Team is based in Boston, where we were slammed with a super snowy winter! Things are finally starting to warm up, and spring travel is on the agenda. We've had plenty of snow days to spend researching our next vacation, and here are our top three destinations for spring travel:

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is one of the most beautiful locations in the springtime as the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The annual display marks the start of spring in D.C., along with loads of outdoor events and festivals. Local restaurants take part in the Cherry Picks program, which brings the cherry blossom theme to the dinner table with spring-inspired food and beverages. Check out Washington, D.C., hotels on Tingo here


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Top Holiday Destinations

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With the winter holiday season approaching, it's time to start preparing for the colder months—and hopefully for your winter vacation! Some travelers like to spend the winter months enjoying the snowflakes and winter fun, while others prefer to soak up as much sun as possible, even if that means leaving home to do so. We've selected a few of our favorite winter destinations with both types of travelers in mind.

Denver, Colorado

There's no doubt about it: Colorado is ski country. As soon as snow hits the ground, skiers and snowboarders rejoice and hit the slopes. But if you're not a skier or snowboarder, don't fret—there are plenty of other activities in Denver, which makes it the perfect winter destination for all. The city is scattered with skating rinks, some of which are free to use! Throughout November and December, the city hosts several beautiful lighting displays that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. If you'd rather warm up indoors, a couple of museums (including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Art Museum) offer admission-free days. Check out Denver hotels on Tingo here.


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Travel Trend Watch: Unique Hotel Freebies

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In the past, we've complained about annoying fees that hotels sometimes charge. This time around, we're celebrating a few special hotels that offer really cool freebies to their guests.

  • Goldfish—The Soho Grand Hotel in New York City will provide a goldfish pal to keep you company for the duration of your stay. This trend is becoming increasingly popular among other hotels, too.
  • Bike Rentals—Vancouver's Opus Hotel has mountain bikes available for free rental. The bikes are first come, first served, though, so if you plan to tour the city on a set of wheels, make sure you request your rental in advance!

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