Local Tips

The top scoop on top traveler destinations

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You've landed in a new city, you're sitting in a new rental or in your motorhome, and you have no idea where to start. No worries! We've provided links to some of our most traveled destinations to help you better understand the good, the bad, and the blissfully insane of the place you'll call home for the next 13 weeks.


This is your opportunity to play Dora the Explorer. Now, get out there and get acquainted with your temporary turf!





What to Do on Your Day Off While Travel Nursing

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Travel nursing is life-changing -- you get to see new places, experience different working environments, learn to work with a variety of people and so much more. However, it can be a little tough to go on assignment to an unfamiliar place. We've written before on how you can meet new people and socialize, but once you have people to do things with, what should you do? How can you find activities when you're in a totally new place?

7 Things to Do in Washington State

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Ah,Washington State, the land of Puget Sound and Starbucks Coffee. Whether you're assigned to a hospital in Seattle or you're picking up an assignment in Olympia or any of the smaller Washington cities, you're likely to fall in love with something. There's nature, there's culture, there's great food, there are concerts and sports and ferry rides and so much more. When you have a little downtime, here are our top seven suggestions for things to do in Washington.

This Year or Next?

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If you've never experienced a New England fall, it's really a sight to behold. The leaves turn into vibrant splashes of color, from fire-engine red to warm gold to sunburst orange. People from all over the nation come to the Northeastern states to drive the roads and take in the foliage. Thousands of pictures are taken and shared every year. At least once in your lifetime, you must see it in person!

Off the Beaten Path in Washington D.C.

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Did you recently start a travel nursing assignment in Washington D.C.? Hopefully you're enjoying yourself! There's nothing quite like being in the nation's capital where history is made. You may not get to be in the room where it happens (according to a popular musical you may or may not have heard of), but you do get to experience the spring cherry blossoms and the Roman-inspired architecture.

Knowing the Airports in the LA Area

If you're on a lengthy travel nursing assignment in Los Angeles, you are probably starting to think about a visit home, or visitors to you! Thankfully, L.A. is a major metropolitan area with a large international and domestic airport. Awesome, right? Sure, as long as you can find reasonably priced airfare, which isn't always possible through a popular hub. When you're on a budget, you can't drop big bucks to visit home for the weekend, much as you might want to. So what's the alternative?

7 Drives to Take in the Bay Area

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You've decided to take a travel nursing gig that's landed you in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fantastic! Now that you're on your way, you may want to familiarize yourself with the area and spend some of your precious downtime exploring everything that beautiful Northern California has to offer. If you're in the area, you might as well make the most of it, right? Time to take a scenic drive! Here are our suggestions for seven drives to take in the Bay Area.

Top Lunch Spots In The Phoenix Area

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Beyond the Brown Bag Lunch: Phoenix

You're in the middle of your Phoenix travel nursing assignment, it's lunchtime, and you haven't had a bite to eat since about 4am. You're famished. Where do you go for good eats? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite Phoenix area lunch spots!