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Enjoy inspiring tales of adventure, celebration, exploration, culinary delights and exhilarating travel insights.


Work hard, play harder, enjoy the journey

36 hours is all you need

Imagine how much more refreshed you’ll feel after a weekend away in a picturesque autumn setting. Rich foliage, tranquil beaches, or majestic mountains, you choose the scenery, and we’ve got the perfect itinerary.


Flavor Of

Give your tastebuds the runaround

A tasty weekend itinerary for the cities that do autumn the best

From iconic to off-the-beaten-track, these destinations are filled with culinary gems to spoil your palate. Autumn is a season bursting with flavor and adventure, beckoning to be savored and enjoyed.

  1. DIG IN

Stop & Smell the Hops

5 Top Craft Breweries 

Tap into a few of these favorites

No-frills independent craft breweries, just a stone’s throw from a Benchmark or Gemstone hotel or resort.

  1. It's Beer O'Clock


extraordinarily unique experiences

Virtual Reality, Glitter Facials & Stevie Wonder

These distinctive features showcase how the properties and destinations of Benchmark and Gemstone are extraordinarily unique.

  1. Let's Go


36 Hours in Orlando

Live it up in Florida

How to maximize a weekend in Orlando, with Villas of Grand Cypress or The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando as your base camp.

  1. Get Ready

Say Cheese

5 Selfie Spots in Benchmark Destinations

From colorful murals to hot-pink flamingos

Thanks to our ever-advancing camera phones, framing your face up with an unforgettable backdrop in a destination has become as much an essential part of the travel experience as luggage and passports.

  1. SMILE


Miami’s Lost City on the Sea

A ghost town out on the ocean

The Crayola-colored shacks that hover in the shallows of Biscayne Bay are portals to Miami’s colorful, vice-laden, Old- Florida past…but for how much longer?


Morton Arboretum’s Aerial Tree Yoga Lets You Get Back to Nature and Find Your Zen

There’s nothing like a breath of fresh air to ignite the senses. While the world is slowly becoming more environmentally conscientious with the phasing out of plastics and attempts to live more sustainable lifestyles, it’s still easy to take for granted the everyday nature around us...