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The 6 Best Summer Travel Assignments for 2017

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Summer is here and if you haven’t lined up your next travel assignment, we know where the hot spots are! Consider one of these amazing destinations for your next adventure.

Sunset on the Pacific Coast HighwayEureka, CA. Adventure seekers, skip Los Angeles and head straight to Eureka in northern California for your next assignment. Located on the Redwood Highway, one of the most beautiful stretches of road anywhere in the United States, the city will have you wanting to spend all of your free time road-tripping. While you’re there, make sure you check out these five spots: Humboldt Bay, Sequoia Park Garden, the Lost Coast Trail, College Cove, and Patrick’s Point State Park. For assignments in Eureka, click here.

Washington State Capitol BuildingWashington D.C. D.C. is so much more than museums and monuments. If you’re looking for a vibrant city with a trendy nightlife and an incredible food scene (Bon Appetit magazine named D.C. the Restaurant City of the Year in 2016), be sure to take your next assignment here. Also, D.C. prides itself on its incredible amount of free (and almost free) things to do in the area. In fact, they’ve dedicated an entire website showcasing the different events ranging from outdoor activities, to arts and culture, to LGBTQ and more. For assignments in Washington D.C., click here.

Baltimore, Maryland Inner Harbor SkylineBaltimore, MD. Spend 13 weeks in Baltimore and you’ll certainly find out why ‘Charm City’ lives up to its nickname. Be sure to spend your days off walking along the Disney-esque Inner Harbor when you’re on your way to one of American’s top aquariums, the National Aquarium, home to more than 600 species. After your visit, stop for lunch at Spike Gjerde’s Woodberry Kitchen, an epicurean destination. Then, top your night off with a three-hour harbor cruise with dinner, dancing and sightseeing on the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise. For assignments in Baltimore, click here.

Chairs on dockKalamazoo, MI. Everyone knows that Michigan summers are the ultimate. With a million things to do outdoors and temps averaging in the 80s, you’ll want to spend your days off exploring one of the 300+ rivers or lakes, hanging out at a summer festival, or taking a dip at Michigan Beach, which is less than an hour away from Kalamazoo. For assignments in Kalamazoo, click here.

Seattle Waterfront at SunsetSeattle, WA. Espresso addicts and book lovers, unite! It seems that everywhere you turn in this city is another Instagram-worthy coffee shop and nearby book store. Places you must see during your assignment: Unicorn Bar on Capitol Hill (deep-fried Snickers bars, anyone?), Golden Gardens, the original Starbucks along with the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, and of course, Pike Place Market. For assignments in Seattle, click here.

Milwaukee Lakefront Skyline at NightMilwaukee, WI. Two major reasons to go to Milwaukee this summer – Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair. Summerfest, recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival”, is happening June 28th – July 9th and major headliners (800 bands in total!) include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Pink, The Chainsmokers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Future, Big Sean, Migos, Bob Dylan, Alessia Cara, The Band Perry, Third Eye Blind, and Sheryl Crow. Then in August, get your tickets for the Wisconsin State Fair featuring the state’s largest agricultural showcase, endless family entertainment, and the infamous “Foods On-A-Stick” – which is everything from Bacon-Wrapped Tator Tots On-a-Stick to Cajun Battered Shark Bites On-a-Stick. For assignments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, click here.

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