Monday, November 12, 2012

Top Travel Assignment Destinations Over the Holidays

By Aaron Moore, RN, MSN, columnist

Q: Where is the best place to travel over the holidays?

A: Travel assignments over the holidays have their pros and cons, since you may find yourself apart from family and friends, but they can be a lot of fun if you know where to go.  I spent four holiday seasons away from home and I will admit it was tough at times, but I also experienced some unique celebrations and events that have become great memories.

To start out the list of favorite holiday destinations, I would have to say Manhattan is my first choice.  This year it could be a little different, as the city continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, but there is no place like spending the holidays in the Big Apple.  With events like the Macy’s Day parade, skating near Rockefeller Plaza and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree you can’t go wrong.  Snow Is always likely in New York during the winter months so you won’t miss that white Christmas feel.  A holiday season in Manhattan would be an experience you don’t want to miss.

Next up I would have to say Nashville, Tenn.  This down home, country-music driven town knows how to celebrate the holidays.  The city hosts events like Christmas at the Ryman, ice sculptures indoors (ICE!), and Christmas at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel which includes over 2 million twinkling lights!  The atmosphere in Nashville is always down-to-earth and welcoming, and it only gets better during the holiday seasons.

Rounding out my top three would be Southern California.  I know, I know, who wants to spend a holiday where it doesn’t snow?  But I think the 37 million people who live in California would agree with me.  Disney and Universal put on quite a show during the Christmas season, and watching the sunset from the beach on Christmas Eve is an awesome experience everyone should try. If you really need to see some snow, the mountains are less than a day’s drive away.

Now I’m sure everyone reading this has their own opinions about where is the best place during the holidays for a traveling nurse.  These are my choices, but I would love to hear from you as to some other great destinations that may be out there.  The holidays are a great time to spend with family and friends, but don’t let that stop you from taking an adventure to see how a different city does it up during the holidays.  And if you get lonely, don’t worry, just use some of that extra cash you’re making and fly “the fam” out to your place for a visit.

So live the holiday dream, and give travel nursing a try this winter!


Anonymous said...

Im wondering where will be a good place to go for my next assignment right now im in Missouri and will be leaving the end of jan and really would like to go to a warmer place for the winter. please help don't really wont a congested area but don't wont to be as bored as much as I am here help me anyone.

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