Enjoy inspiring tales of adventure, celebration, exploration, culinary delights and exhilarating travel insights.
Speakeasy Style Bars
The allure of the speakeasy is still going strong
Modern-day speakeasies have been sweeping the nation, and nowhere is that more true than in Chicago. Here, we list the best the city has to offer…if you can find them.
Hit the Trails
The Mountains are calling
Every day is a new adventure in the mountains! Whether you are up for hitting the slopes on a fresh powder day, or prefer warming your soul by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa, our enchanting mountain destinations have something for everyone. Reconnect with the peace and stillness only nature can provide.
The Northeastern US
Tapping into Tradition
The nation’s oldest buildings and cities – including Boston and New York City – are rooted in the Northeast, making it one of the most historically rich regions you’ll ever visit. Not to mention, it’s home to the country’s most brilliant display of nature’s distinct seasons.
5 Hidden Hideaways
The world isn’t limited to only the well-known wonders of guidebooks
The most amazing natural attractions don’t always entail a plane ticket to some remote corner of the globe. These five require just some good walking shoes and a few hours spent away from your Benchmark guest room.
ADVENTURES ON ISLANDS
Escape From Reality
If looking to feed your sense of adventure, the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Curacao in the Caribbean offer a never-ending buffet – Curacao with a heaping platter of underwater caves, hidden dives, and hikes; Oahu with epic surf, golf, and sun; both with cultural experiences you’ll never forget.
COLORFUL & QUAINT
Your inlet to fine living
If you’ve ever spent time in Florida, you’ll know that the state as a whole feels a bit like a Jimmy Buffett song: quirky, low-key, and colorful. Find your own tune here, whether that’s in the happening hot spot of Miami, sprawled out on miles of white sandy beaches, or wading through Everglades exotica.
A FUSION OF CULTURES
Seas the day
California is a state where major metropolises, trendsetters, captains of industry, and fashion icons all blend together amidst a pristine backdrop of cliff-lined beaches, winding Pacific Coast highways, and expansive blankets of redwood forests.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming Tips its Hat to All Travelers
If you’re having trouble getting your entire family to agree on a vacation, then Jackson Hole, Wyoming could be for you. In every season, it is a destination that offers everything from action to ahh. Whether you crave adventure, some of the country’s most majestic scenery or culinary delights, Jackson Hole’s “one place fits all” proves itself because it’s so big! Some examples for those in your group...