Many people ask “Why rent a cottage when I can just book a room at a resort?”, but there are a multitude of reasons why you might want to consider the cottage route instead! Renting a cabin or cottage is a great way to de-stress and get away from the hustle and bustle of life while maintaining a comfortable home to rest in. It’s a place where you can bring the whole family to make memories that will last you a lifetime; no matter your age! From children, to grandparents, to even your pets, a cottage is a welcoming place for everyone. It’s a place where you can tell stories around the campfire while you snack on your s’mores and take walks through the woods to hear the sounds of chirping birds and bustling squirrels. Listed below are some of the top countries we would recommend renting a cottage in!
Ontario - Canada
Canada has long since been known for having the perfect setting for cottage life. Every season of the year, tourists and locals alike make their way to their respective get-away homes to enjoy the calming and laid back experience of cottage life. Ontario in particular is one of the most beautiful and accessible areas to rent a cottage due to its close proximity with four out of the five Great Lakes (Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario). The peak season in Ontario for renting a cottage would be during the statutory holidays and also in the summer months - from June to late August. There are also benefits to visiting during the off-season as well, such as the volume of other people in the area will be lower so you will have more privacy. Regardless of what time of year you visit, Ontario’s beauty will never fail to impress you.
A less conventional alternative to the cottage hot-spot of Canada would be Northern Germany. The Baltic Sea Coast in particular is renowned for its beautiful coast which includes tranquil shallow waters, gorgeous sandy beaches, and a gentleness that will lure you in and convince you to want to stay. A benefit to finding a little cottage or beach house on the coast of the Baltic Sea is also its proximity to the charming town of Stralsund. Stralsund is a historic town filled with rich culture and lovely architecture that will surely provide long-lasting memories.
If a lake-house is more your style, Switzerland has most places beat. The combination of forestry, huge mountains, and crystal clear waters will rejuvenate you in ways you never knew you needed. Be sure to check out the surrounding lake-houses near Lake Oeschinen, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. There are dozens upon dozens of gorgeous lake rentals here with breathtaking scenery. Sparkling aqua-coloured waters, snow-capped peaks, accompanied by the fresh scent of spruce trees will surely be just what you need to unwind and enjoy nature’s beauty.
Each and every one of these places is sure to leave you with amazing, long-lasting memories. If you are interested in getting to one (or all) of them in style, we would love to help get you there! We at Fly Largent are proud to offer you the highest quality and services when it comes to transport by air. We have a multitude of luxury jet flights ready to get you to any destination that you desire. Contact us today for a free quote!
Friday, April 16, 2021
It seems like we only just finished with the craziness of 2020, yet the 2021 Super Bowl is right around the corner! For many of us, this will be a much needed break from the whirlwind of life as we now know it. We’ve had many people asking us if we will be providing flights to this year’s Super Bowl, and the answer is yes, we are!
Where it is: The Super Bowl 2021 will be taking place in Tampa, FL in the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, February 7th. We at Fly Largent would be more than happy to provide an exclusive luxury flight for you to get there in comfort and style. Contact us today for a free quote!
How to get in person tickets: You can head on over to the official hospitality website for the NFL, nflonlocation.com. Get your tickets soon, because there will only be a 20% capacity allowed in the stadium due to Covid-19 pandemic. It is also worth noting that this will be the first year in the history of the Super Bowl that the event will be entirely cashless. Visa cashless payment systems have been set up for use of everything including parking, concessions, retail, and more. There will also be ‘reverse ATM’s’ available where guests may convert their cash to prepaid gift cards worth up to $500.
Music and entertainment: This year, the infamous half-time show will be performed by none other than The Weeknd. Following the impressive 2020 show from Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, these will be big shoes to fill but it is guaranteed to be an incredible performance!
Where to watch online: If you feel uncomfortable visiting the venue in person due to the danger of the pandemic, there are also ways to watch the event live online!The Super Bowl will be broadcasted live on CBS and live streamed on the CBS All Access app.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
For many of us, it is a relief to finally call in the new year and to say goodbye to 2020. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic spread across and affected how the entire world is run, but there were a plethora of other hurdles we had to overcome as well. Thankfully, a new year and a new beginning is finally within our grasp. Unfortunately, given the continuing circumstances with the pandemic, it makes it very hard to have any kind of regular New Year’s celebration. This blog post will hopefully give you some inspiration and good ideas to safely reign in the new year.
Times Square - New York
Times Square (New York) has long been one of the most famous venues for celebrating New Year’s Eve. Every year millions of people would converge together to commemorate the passing of another year and to celebrate the start of a new chapter. Just as you can’t stop time from ticking down to a new year, the famous New Year’s Eve Ball will also inevitably drop at midnight. The famous New Year’s Eve Ball has been dropping in Times Square for over one hundred years! This year, of course, things will be looking a little different. While Times Square itself will be closed off to the public, you can still watch and participate in the virtual viewing of the ball dropping at midnight! You can also head over to their website to watch a short video about the fascinating history of the Times Square Ball!
London - England
London has consistently been chosen as one of the most popular destinations to celebrate the New Year! This year London’s New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) is going virtual with their Welcome Back message to the World parade! Featuring an impressive display of performances from well known artists and community and cultural performance groups, you’re not going to want to miss this! You can watch this special parade live on their website, or if you’re at home in the USA you can even turn on your TV to tune into the festivities!
There are also a large amount of smaller virtual celebrations that you can find on websites such as eventbrite.com for free or just a small fee. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in style! Don’t be afraid to dress up, to declare your resolutions, to toast with champagne, to cater your dinner or prepare an impressive meal, and to make some noise to celebrate the end of a new year and the beginning of a fresh start!
If there is somewhere special in the world that you want to spend your New Year's Eve, flying there commercially is all but impossible in the current state of the world right now. However, we at Fly Largent can provide safe, sanitary, and luxurious private flights and transportation for you and your family. Contact us today for a free quote! From all of us here at Fly Largent, we want to wish you a very happy holiday and many blessings to you, your family, and your friends!
Friday, December 11, 2020
Back in June we released a blog post titled “5 Ways To Fulfill Your Traveling Desires From Home” which listed various ways on how you could curb your wanderlust while we are all stuck in lockdown. However, the months have flown by and COVID-19 still seems to be coming at us in full force; further prolonging the various lockdowns across the entire world. It is important to stay motivated and hopeful for the future, and to look forward to the day where we can all travel freely again to anywhere in the world that we wish! Until then, here are 5 more ways you can satisfy your wanderlust from home.
Research Your Ancestry
Researching your family tree and discovering where you really came from can be an incredibly rewarding and fascinating experience. There are countless stories of people who researched their family tree and were incredibly surprised at what they found out! It’s natural for you to wonder about where you and your family came from and it can help deepen your roots with the country your ancestors called home. There is a pretty vast list of professional websites that you can choose from that will help you narrow down your search for your lineage and many of them are budget friendly. One of the most well known websites would be Ancestry.com which has billions of records and 99+ million family trees! Some other notable websites to check out would be Archives.com, Familysearch.org, Myheritage.com, and findmypast.com.
Visit A Virtual Museum
Scattered across the world are some of the most exquisite museums that most travel lovers have heard of - if not been to. Museums have often been considered an essential part to experiencing a new country and its history. They are filled with knowledge and rich history that will leave you with a new understanding and appreciation for art and the country as a whole. Museums are also great places to find inspiration. By seeing the extensive progress that our ancestors have made over hundreds of years, it can encourage and motivate us to further innovate and procure new ideas to better ourselves and the world around us! Even the famous Louvre has its own online tours that include some of its most important and popular exhibits. Some other notable museums with their own virtual tours include: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Watch Foreign TV Shows
The United States of America has been the forerunner of entertainment in the movie industry essentially since its conception; but in the last few years, other countries have really risen to the challenge and have produced some pretty incredible movies and TV shows. While the shows aren't necessarily depictive of the countries they are produced in, the language and cultural tastes definitely shine through. Some of the more popular shows include Money Heist (Spain), Fauda (Israel), 3% (Brazil), The Rain (Denmark), and Unorthodox (Germany). The majority of these can be found on Netflix.
Find An Internet Penpal From Another Country
The idea of “penpals” has been around ever since the 1930s and continues to this day. While back then it was slightly more complicated and also required you to deliver the paper mail to the post office, the 21st century has made all of this a little easier with the introduction to the internet. It’s actually a widely spread myth that the only people who use pen-pals are people of a younger age; there are people all over the world from all different walks of life and varying ages who are looking for someone across the world to form a bond and communicate with. Not only can you form friendships in this way, but you can also discover a lot about different cultures and countries that you’ve never been to.
Take A Cooking Class Or Have A Friendly Cookoff
In the previous blog post about different travel activities to do during lockdown, we mentioned about how you should teach yourself to cook a dish inspired by another country. This is such a fun way to learn about other cultures and lands that we wanted to expand on it a little. One possibility is to have an online cookoff with some of your friends where you each pick a category and country and then cook that dish to showcase your culinary skills! While teaching yourself can be fun, it can be even better if you find an actual online class and participate in a group activity (or a private class) led by a skilled chef. They can take you through all the steps to achieve an authentic dish that will make you feel like you’re eating the local food from your favorite vacation spot!
Hopefully this list has inspired you and motivated you to try something new and exciting! Be sure to check out our other various posts for other travel inspired recommendations. As always, we at Fly Largent are doing our very best to assist you and make sure your travel experience is as comfortable, luxurious, and worry free as possible. If you are looking for a private jet flight to fly you just about anywhere in the world, please contact us for a free quote! We would love to make your travel experience a good one.
Friday, November 27, 2020
Wintertime is soon to be set upon us and the cold winter chill is starting to blow in. As you curl up inside and sip your hot apple cider, you may start to wonder how COVID-19 is going to affect this holiday season. With most events being canceled or reduced and travel still being restricted in most countries, options feel pretty limited. However, not even COVID-19 can kill the Christmas spirit! There are numerous cities and towns scattered across the US that are notorious for putting on impressive displays of lights, good cheer, and holiday spirit while maintaining physical distancing and appropriate saftey measures. Though travel is restricted worldwide, it's still possible to travel within the US, and we at Fly Largent would love to help you this holiday season! Listed below are a couple of our recommendations on where you should visit this Christmas to experience the full beauty and wonder of the holidays.
If you find yourself in Tennessee this Christmas, prepare yourself to enjoy one of the best Christmas festivals in the state! Holiday Magic on Main is going to take to the streets this November 28th to December 31st and will be open to the public for free! Enjoy some of the best restaurants and shops that are set up on Franklin’s Historic Main Street. Witness the iconic lighting of the NOEL sign, enjoy some seasonal drinks like Eggnog Lattes, White Mochas, and “Mint for Cold Weather” (try this special drink and try to figure out the ingredients!) and support Small Business Saturday (November 28th) to support the local businesses that suffered due to the pandemic.
Every year the town of Duluth puts on an impressive display of magical lights, festive wreaths, and joyous holiday cheer during their annual festival. This year, the Bentleyville: Tour of Lights is aiming to “bring people together while staying apart” to keep you safe. This year (2020) from November 21st to December 27th, they will have a drive-through tour through the lit up streets! Be sure to check out their impressive online gift shop that is full of high-quality merch and collectibles. Not even the pandemic is going to put a damper on this yuletide festival; for the residents of Duluth are united in committing to having a safe, yet fantastic, turn-out for the Tour of Lights. For only 10$(USD) a vehicle, this festival is really worth your time and money. There is also an official drop-off location for new unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items for the Duluth Salvation Army! Not only will you and your family have the comfort knowing you're not putting yourselves at risk while enjoying this event, but you will also be doing something amazing to help the community!
Park City, UT
If you still want to celebrate the winter season but not necessarily Christmas itself, head on over to Park City, Utah. With world renowned ski resorts such as Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, you won’t have to look very far for impressive and comfortable lodging. You could spend your time on the slopes, nestled in front of the fire, snowshoeing, snow biking, cross-country skiing, or even possibly on the back of an exhilarating dog sled! Thankfully, most of these activities don't require you to be anywhere near the public, so you can enjoy your skiing and snowshoeing etc. without the fear of COVID-19 anywhere on your mind!
There is a place for everyone this winter holiday, and hopefully this short list inspired you to find where that is! As always, Fly Largent is available to take you wherever in the world you want to go! Whether it's one of these quaint and merry little Christmas towns, or somewhere else in the world that you want to spend your holiday, we are able to take you wherever you need to go in style and comfort. Contact us today for a free quote!
Friday, November 13, 2020