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Best U.S. Cities for Foodies

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Let’s face it if you are going to be spending 13 weeks in a city while on a travel nursing or therapist assignment, you may as well choose a locale where you are going to eat well.  If you like to consider yourself an amateur foodie, then this is the list for you when trying to decide on a travel assignment destination where food is one of the main attractions.  Here are some of the best U.S. cities for foodies.

Plan Your Next Assignment in Historic Birmingham

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In addition to the southern hospitality and great fall weather, today’s city of Birmingham is rife with history, great eateries, shopping, and more.  Let’s look at some of the many reasons why a travel assignment in Birmingham will be 13-weeks you’ll never forget.

Top Travel Assignment Cities for Music Lovers

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Now that you’re planning your next travel assignment, you may want to consider finding an assignment in one of the many great American cities for live music.  No matter what your musical tastes are, there are cities across the land where you can find music venues that are pumping out the jams seven days a week.  Let’s explore five top cities for music lovers.

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Motor City

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So you are planning your next travel assignment and jotting down travel destinations that come to mind first, California, Hawaii, the Carolinas, or the Pacific Northwest.  All wonderful places, to be sure, but if you broaden your thinking, you might just find a place that is both surprising and amazing at the same time. 

Why I Picked Denver And Why You Should Too

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With its proximity to the Rockies and 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s no wonder so many people are flocking to Denver. Whether you’re coming on assignment or maybe looking to stay a little longer, there is plenty to do and see! Take it from someone who just moved to the area – I’ve already compiled a list of things I want to try in the Mile High City.

It’s Time for an Assignment in Kansas City

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When travel nurses and therapists put together their bucket list of great destinations to visit on a travel assignment, it’s a safe bet that Kansa City isn’t at or even near the top of the list.  It isn’t surprising that this Midwestern gem flies under the radar, but it is time to consider Kansas City for your next assignment.  In addition to a plethora of opportunities, Kansas City is annually ranked as one of the most stress-free cities, and they have amazing barbecue!  Let’s look at why you should grab an assignment in Kansas City right now.

Travel Assignment in Tampa? Beaches Yes, but Much More

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It is pretty obvious that when you book your travel assignment in Tampa Florida that you have fun in the sun on your mind.  I mean, who wouldn’t with the warm blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico just a short drive away?  But once you arrive in your Sunshine State destination, don’t be surprised if you find that there is more to do in Tampa than spending your downtime checking out the beaches in Clearwater, St. Pete’s, and others on the Gulf Coast (Although, that is fun too!).  Let’s take a look at a few of the top things to do in Tampa that doesn't include a beach towel.

Time for a Travel Assignment in Tinseltown

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The City of Angels, aka Tinseltown, aka La-La Land, or simply L.A., there are few cities known by more nicknames than So Cal’s own Los Angeles.  There are many great travel destinations in California, but one that is sometimes overlooked as a travel assignment location is Los Angeles.  Once you have decided it is time for a 13-week assignment in Southern California, your only worry will be trying to fit in all of the incredible sights and experiences in our nation’s second-largest city.

Make Texas Your Next Travel Destination

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We’ve all heard that “everything is bigger in Texas” and that couldn’t be more true for travel nurses and therapists.  The Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington area is officially called the Metroplex by the United States Office of Management and Budget as it is the largest metropolitan area in the south and the economic and cultural hub for North Central Texas.  If you are a travel nurse or therapist, now is the time to head south and check out why the travel assignment opportunities are bigger in Texas!

Discover Springtime in Chicago

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Most of us are still rubbing the sleep out of our eyes from the long winter’s hibernation right around the time St. Patrick’s Day and then Easter rolls around.  Well, it is that time of year again, making right now the perfect time to check out all of the great travel opportunities available in and around Chicago.  You may not realize this, but springtime is a great time to visit the Chicago area.  Let’s take a look at why you should be planning a new travel assignment near the “Windy City.”

Five Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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As a traveling healthcare professional you have a lot of options available for assignments.  Having control over where and when you are going to be working is a powerful thing and should always be used to your personal advantage.  While it may be too late to hop onto a new travel assignment in time for New Year’s Eve, just bookmark this blog and start planning for next year.  Working through the Holiday season can be chaotic, but it can also be financially and personally beneficial. 

Top Ten Towns for Holiday Celebrations

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It is that wondrous time of year when holiday shoppers are rushing home with armloads of packages.  The air is filled with aromas of hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts and the sounds of carolers reveling in the season.  And everywhere you look, your eyes are filled with twinkling lights hung from every tree and every window.  But, while every town across the land has their seasonal charms, some places take the Holidays to a whole new level.  Fortunately, as a travel nurse or therapist, you have the opportunity to make plans to visit one of those festive towns.  Read on for our holiday countdown of the “Top Ten Towns for Holiday Celebrations.”

Planning Your Next Historical Assignment

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It is not only ‘The City of Brotherly Love’ and our nation’s fifth-largest city, but Philadelphia is also the perfect place for your next travel assignment.  Spending 13-weeks in this city, so steeped in history, is a cultural experience that you will not soon forget. 

Going Home on Your Next Travel Assignment

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“How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”  ~ William Faulkner

This quote from Faulkner illustrates a familiar feeling that many of us have as we have grown up, gone off to college, and settled in a place different from where we grew up.  As a traveling nurse or therapist, you may experience a longing to return to your childhood home from time to time, and the good news is “you can always go home!”

Find Yourself in the Pacific Northwest

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If you have never traveled to the State of Washington, you are missing out on one of our nation’s most beautiful states.  From the coast of the Pacific Ocean, up north to the Puget Sound with its islands, fjords, and bays carved from glaciers.  Inland, there are ranges of tall, majestic mountains and lush forests of evergreens, pines, spruce, and cedar. Oh, and the State of Washington is also our 13th most populous state.  Let’s take a closer look at this magnificent travel destination and provide you with a few reasons to plan your next travel assignment in “The Evergreen State.”

Make Your Island Dreams Come True

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The chances are quite good that when you were deciding whether or not you wanted to become a travel nurse, you entertained visions of one day taking an assignment in Hawaii.  After all, Hawaii is annually ranked as one of the top travel destinations in the world, and that is from people who plan to PAY to go there.

Perfect Travel Assignments for Winter – Part 2

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In Part 1 of our series on Perfect Travel Assignments for Winter, we explored several great states for those who love winter sports, snow, and all that goes along with it.  In Part 2, let’s examine some great travel assignment locations for those who want to escape the winter wonderland.  Right now, there are a variety of travel opportunities for nurses and therapists who want to keep their summer alive year round.

Perfect Travel Assignments for Winter – Part 1

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If you are like many of us, you’ve had about enough of one of the hottest summers on record.  Sure, the beaches and picnics were great, but trying to find your golf ball on the brownish fairway is getting old.  Right about now, you are itching to get out your skis and snowboard and head off to the mountains.  That itch can be scratched sooner than you think if you start planning your winter travel assignment right now.

The Call of the Big Apple

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Do you hear that sound? If you listen hard enough, you can hear the call of the Big Apple telling you it’s time to plan your next travel assignment in one of the five boroughs that make up this grand city.  There are many opportunities currently available that will place you in the New York City area for the upcoming holiday season.  Let’s face it, haven’t we all wanted to experience New York City as it transforms into a holiday wonderland with festive displays, lights, glitzy shows, and more?