Business people seem to get all the accolades when it comes to travel. Even airplanes have a “business class.” The cab driver asks “business or pleasure?” And your out-of-state ID will prompt your bartender to ask what company you’re with. When you’re in an academic field, “business or pleasure” is no simple question. Enjoying yourself when traveling for school or with your school is key to making that knowledge stick. Here are some top vacation homes perfectly suited to making your training time much cozier.
Head to Seattle for the National Science Teacher’s Association area conference December 8-10. Enjoy engaging conference presentations like “Oobleck, Slime, and Playdough: Materials Engineering for the Elementary Classroom.” Bring your ideas for goo and dough back to this functional galley kitchen for a little experimenting of your own. This apartment in the heart of the city is perfect for traveling with your co-teacher or family. You’ll be right on famous Pike Street and over top chic and tasty local eateries. The street view is quintessential Seattle.
The Wessex Institute of Technology will be hosting the first Internal Conference on Water and Society December 5-7 in Las Vegas. If you’re traveling with the whole family, skip the strip and stay like the locals. This home just west of the Strip is just minutes from the heart of it all, but tucked away in a private neighborhood. Bonus feature: the home is on a cul-de-sac making the street that much more safe and quiet. Leave the kids at the vacation home pool with the co-parent while you’re enjoying the conference. Family dinner out on the Strip is only 5 minutes away. Walk to neighborhood shops and cafes. The home has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8. Invite a colleague with family and enjoy a double edu-vacation.
The Healthy Behaviors Conference begins Dec 7, focusing on public health, nutrition, and public education, in San Diego. A screening of the documentary Lunch Line will be held Dec 8. Head back to this penthouse condo to recharge and care for your own health. The gourmet kitchen makes preparing organic meals a breeze. The roof top jacuzzi tub is an oasis for your tired bones. This vacation rental is on the trolley line, making it even easier to get around town. Fortunately, you won’t have far to go. This condo is walking distance to the convention center.