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The 8 Best Places for a Proper Galentine’s Day

February 08, 2024

Hugs and kisses! Let this be the year of over-the-top celebrations spent with your best girlfriends by your side. Regardless of your relationship status and opinions on Valentine’s Day, we’re firm believers that you should celebrate your friendships in February, too. Because at the end of the day, who’s always gonna be there? That’s right: …

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10 Tips on Finding the Best Kid-Friendly Vacation Home

January 30, 2024

Choosing a location is the first step in planning the perfect vacation and there are a few hoops you have to jump through and boxes that must be ticked to ensure that every member of your crew, no matter their age, has something to enjoy. We’ve got ten expert tips to help you find the …

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The 5 Best Bachelorette Party Destinations to Travel to, plus 10 Themes to Match!

January 09, 2024

Embark on a bridal journey you’ll just have to say “I Do” to as we help you plan the ultimate bachelorette party! Join us as we count down the FIVE trendiest destinations to celebrate with your Bride’s Babes, with exciting themes to match. 5. Austin, TX Why Austin?  Is it hot in here? Maybe, but …

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2023: That’s a Wrap!

December 05, 2023

You went places and did things—and we’re here to celebrate it. Grab your favorite bevvie and join us as we explore the best parts of our year spent together. New Additions It’s never been easier to find your dream stay. This year, we added multiple new destinations, including Port Aransas, Whidbey Island, and Chesapeake Bay! …

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Snowbird Monthly Vacation Rentals: Top Destinations for Your Winter Escape

October 31, 2023

Step into the world of snowbird rentals for a cozy winter escape. Our guide reveals the best seasonal vacation homes and offers handy snowbird travel tips. Get ready for affordable snowbird getaways and a stress-free winter retreat. Key West, FL Key West’s unique charm and mild winter climate make it an ideal destination for snowbird …

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The Best Places to View the 2024 Solar Eclipse

October 06, 2023

Get ready for next year’s most spectacular event—even more awe-inspiring than Taylor and Travis as a couple—the 2024 Solar Eclipse! In just a few short months (April 8th to be exact), the skies will host a VIP cosmic show, and we’re here to guide you to the top North American spots for witnessing this amazing …

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8 Bedroom Vacation Rentals: The Ultimate Guide

September 20, 2023

In the world of travel, few experiences can match the sheer delight of being able to host your nearest and dearest under one roof. Whether it’s for a much-needed family reunion, a fantastic 50th birthday party, or an epic bachelorette, there’s something truly special about having an expansive vacation rental for your group. This is …

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Run Wild: The 6 Best Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals with Fenced-In Yards

September 15, 2023

Find yourself dreaming about the perfect getaway? The kind of vacation where you can let your hair down (or fur, in your pet’s case) and run wild without a care in the world? Picture this: You and your fur baby frolicking in a lush backyard, chasing tennis balls, rolling in the grass, all while staying …

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7 Epic Vacation Rentals with Beach Volleyball Courts

September 01, 2023

Are you ready to up your vacation game with a dose of sun, sand, and sports? AvantStay’s group-friendly vacation rentals offer top-notch amenities for your crew—like your very own beach volleyball court! Whether you’re a volleyball pro or just looking for some fun in the sun, these eight handpicked properties are the perfect way to …

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The 10 Best Fall Foliage Destinations in the USA

August 04, 2023

It’s time to cross that fall foliage trip off your bucket list! Grab your whole crew and head to one of the best leaf-peeping locations in the US. Each destination offers a unique experience, with a range of activities to make your autumn adventure truly unforgettable. From picturesque mountains to serene lakeshores, we’ve compiled a …

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10 Best Places to Visit in September in the USA

July 19, 2023

September is a wonderful time to explore the United States, as the summer crowds start to dwindle, and the weather becomes more pleasant in many destinations. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural events, or simply want to unwind in a picturesque setting, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are ten of the …

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What to Do and Where to Stay: 10 Best Bachelorette Stays in Nashville

June 30, 2023

So it’s planning time for your last rodeo, huh? You came to the right place. No matter what your I Do Crew has in mind for your big weekend, we’ve got you covered in this guide of the best places to stay and where to play during your Nash bach party. Let’s go, girls.  What …

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AvantStay Spotlight: Nina Groebe, Area Manager

June 21, 2023

Name Nina Groebe Where are you based? Vail, Colorado Job Title Area Manager- Breckenridge & Vail How long have you worked at AvantStay? I have been with AvantStay for a little over a year now! How would you describe your job & responsibilities to someone who doesn’t work in your field? I am responsible for …

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7 Best Vacation Rentals with the Most Unique Amenities

June 09, 2023

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no—it’s an AvantStay!  If you’re tired of the same old travel experience and crave something exceptional, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of unique vacation rentals that go above and beyond, offering a myriad of unique amenities that will leave …

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10 Best Places to Visit in July in the USA

June 07, 2023

July is the perfect month for summer group getaways, and there are plenty of fantastic destinations to consider all across the USA. From beachside paradises to cultural hotspots, we’re rounded up ten amazing places to visit in July—plus events & festivals to enjoy and the top vacation rental accommodations for your stay. Let’s dive in! …

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14 Best Vacation Rentals with Pickleball Courts

May 11, 2023

Consider yourself a heavy dink-er? 2022 proved that you either like pickleball or you’re wrong. With the addition of pickleball courts in 6 of our homes, we figured it’s time we give these courts their shining moment… since we already gave our homes with private tennis courts theirs.  Grab your racquet—it’s game on. 1. Olivano …

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The Best Vacation Rentals for Toddlers

May 10, 2023

Are you looking to plan the perfect family vacation with a toddler? With AvantStay, you can enjoy a stress-free vacation with your little one in some of the most beautiful destinations across the United States. Our kid-friendly vacation homes have high chairs and pack & plays available, so you don’t need to worry about packing …

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Ask the Expert Series: Interior Design

May 10, 2023

How do we turn a vacation rental from average to an AvantStay? In our Ask the Expert series, we sit down with different members of the AvantStay team to learn just that. For our first installment of the series, we take a look into how AvantStay transforms vacation rentals with award-winning design services. We asked …

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Best of the Fest – Our Fave Guests from Coachella & Stagecoach 2023

May 01, 2023

Coachella & Stagecoach – you were on fire this year. A handful of our favorite brands set up activations at our vacation homes and invited some of the hottest celebs and influencers currently gracing our FYPs. Take a look inside our star-studded homes and you’ll see proof of why your fave brands know to have …

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The Best Vacation Rentals for Family Reunions

May 01, 2023

Pack your bags and bring the whole gang because planning your next family reunion trip just got a whole lot easier! Finding a place big enough for your crazy, fun-loving family can be tough. Fear not—AvantStay vacation rentals are perfect for hosting your crew, with enough space for small families to groups of 20 guests …

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The Best 12 Vacation Rentals Near National Parks

April 14, 2023

Grab your boots, besties, we’re going hiking. If you’ve been meaning to cross some of our nation’s great parks off your bucket list, let this be your sign to do it. From Joshua Tree National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains, we’ve got vacation homes next to all things outdoors. Ready to explore? Let’s go! …

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10 Best Places to Visit in June in the USA

April 14, 2023

​​As the summer months begin to approach, many people start planning their summer vacations. June is the perfect time to travel as the weather is typically pleasant and the crowds are not as overwhelming as during peak summer months. If you are looking for some inspiration on where to go on vacation, here are ten …

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AvantStay Spotlight: Jesse Miano, Senior CRM Manager

April 11, 2023

Where are you based? Boston, MA Job Title: Senior CRM Manager Ok now… what does that stand for? CRM stands for “Customer Relationship Management,” but not in the way you may think. I don’t actually have any direct conversations with our customers. I’m more of a behind-the-scenes relationship builder. Some may also refer to my …

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8 Best Vacation Rentals with Private Infinity Pools

April 07, 2023

Ready to make a splash? If you’re ISO of the ultimate decompression session, there’s nothing quite like a vacation rental complete with your very own infinity pool. Whether you’re looking to escape your everyday life or just want to spruce up your IG feed, these AvantStays with infinity pools are the perfect place to do …

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AvantAuction: All the Best of What’s Left Behind

March 31, 2023

If you can believe it, these items truly were left at our homes. We’re happy to report that most of them were claimed and returned to their owners – even the family dog that we absolutely got emotionally attached to.  Here’s all the tea on these (un)forgettable items, straight from the source (our area managers). …

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The Best Places to Visit This May

March 31, 2023

Can’t believe it’s almost May? Same here. With flowers blooming and spring in full force, we’ve decided to round up the hottest (and coolest) destinations for you and your crew to check out. Whether you’re celebrating a family member’s graduation, an engagement, or just simply need a vacay ASAP, we’ve got you covered with this …

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11 Best Lakeside Vacation Rentals in California

March 31, 2023

California is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, and what better way to experience them than by staying in one of the best lakeside cabins the state has to offer? Whether you’re looking for a group getaway with friends or a fun-filled family vacation, AvantStay’s California lakeside vacation homes provide a perfect escape from the …

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AvantStay Spotlight: Silvia Lundgren, Product Manager I

March 29, 2023

Name: Silvia Lundgren Where are you based? Santa Monica, CA Job Title: Product Manager I How long have you worked at AvantStay? A year and a half (since Nov 2021) How would you describe your job & responsibilities to someone who doesn’t work in your field? As a Product Manager, I prioritize and launch product …

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Pride Paradise! Where to Stay When You Attend Pride Parades

March 13, 2023

It’s Pride time! Let’s get to it with a super special list of all the best places to stay. Whether you’re attending your hometown’s pride parade, or are making a journey to a special city to see one, this round-up has all the stays to guarantee a rowdy and rockin’ Pride 2023, all the way …

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15 Best Vacation Homes with Indoor Pools

March 07, 2023

Looking for a vacation rental with a private indoor swimming pool? Look no further!  This year, skip the crowded public pools and high-priced hotel passes and opt for a secluded approach to swimming on vacation. We’ve rounded up 15 stunning vacation homes with private indoor pools that promise fun, relaxation, and plenty of room for …

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The 7 Best Airbnbs to Stay at During SXSW 2023

February 06, 2023

Austin, Texas is known for its bustling nightlife, tasty tacos, and yes, South by Southwest (SXSW for those looking to add another acronym in their life). We’ve come up with the best AvantStay Airbnbs close to South Congress and its parties – all with unique vacation rental experiences you can’t get anywhere else, guaranteeing a …

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AvantStay’s 2022 HERO’s of the Year

January 19, 2023

Here at AvantStay, we believe our employees deserve more recognition than just your traditional Employee of the Year – instead, we recognize our HERO’s. An AvantStay “HERO” is someone who is Hungry, Excellent, Resilient, and Open.  Earlier this month, we awarded five talented individuals from our team whose star-power really shined through last year. Please …

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The 12 Best Airbnbs for Watching This Year’s Super Bowl

January 12, 2023

We’re getting oh-so-close to the Big Game! Whether you’re just interested in The Puppy Bowl or actually can’t wait to see your team win, we’ve created a roundup with the best Airbnbs with private movie theaters for you to watch this year’s Super Bowl. Bring your best guac and we’ll bring the stays – these …

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Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your 2023 PTO

December 28, 2022

It’s the beginning of 2023, meaning your PTO days just hit the refresh button. If you’re like us, you want to make the most of your days off this year. In this article, we’ll dive into four of the most common amounts of days off and tell you exactly how to spend them – so …

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7 Best A-Frame Airbnb Vacation Rentals

December 28, 2022

A-frame homes are a style we will never grow tired of. There’s something about coming home to a cabin with vaulted ceilings, exposed roof beams, and a loft space – it just feels right. Whether you’re ISO a trip to a cabin for a friends’ reunion, a birthday, or simply to get away from it …

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Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

December 21, 2022

Ready to plan your next family spring break trip? From islands with southern coastal charm to San Diego’s iconic parks and attractions, we have a complete list of ideal spring break destinations. Whether you are looking for a peaceful day spent on one of the best beaches in the world or an adrenaline-fueled zipline tour …

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AvantStay’s 2022 Year in Review

December 21, 2022

We know you’re a trendsetter but figured you’d like to see your year in travel anyway. Below we’ve gathered facts you’ll love about our guests, where you traveled with us and some of our fave moments from you in your vacation era.  Total Number of Guests  You have a lot of friends. 300,000 of you …

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7 Best Vacation Spots to Beat the Winter Blues

December 02, 2022

Seasonal depression back and worse than ever? We feel that. But this winter doesn’t have to be all bad. We’ve compiled our favorite destinations for you to escape the cold and spend your days soaking up the sun – because you deserve it! 1. Coachella Valley, CA Come to Casa Palmera in Coachella Valley for …

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10 Best Vacation Homes with Stunning Mountain Views

November 25, 2022

Here at AvantStay, we don’t think the good views should stop after your hike. We’re firm believers in staying at a vacation home that makes you feel on top of the world, day and night. In this roundup, you’ll get to see 10 of our favorite vacation homes with mountain views. Whether you’re looking for …

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10 Black Friday Deals for Travelers: Tech, Gear, and More!

November 23, 2022

We’ve made our list—and checked it twice—of the best 2022 Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for the traveler in your life. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or looking to score an awesome deal for yourself (no judgment), we’ve compiled the top deals out there for any type of traveler. 1. Apple Airtags …

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The Best Vacation Rentals on Golf Courses – Luxury Rentals for Your Next Getaway

November 22, 2022

Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one! Okay, we promise to not be that cheesy, but with a topic like golf, it’s kind of hard to steer clear of the dad jokes. Whether you’re living your cart girl fantasy (no judgment), or genuinely like to …

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Best Ski-in / Ski-out Vacation Homes: Luxury Rentals for Your Ski-Town Stay

November 14, 2022

Breathe in, breathe out… Ski-in, ski-out! Nothing’s better than waking up, putting your gear on and heading directly outside to hit the slopes. After you spend the day getting your (ski) on,  kick back at a vacation home where you can have apres ski moments you’ll never forget. All vacation homes included here are within …

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7 Best Corporate Retreat Venues in The United States

November 02, 2022

It’s time for your company’s annual retreat, which means it’s time to maximize your teams’ in-person conversations and connections. But what’s work with no play? Re-energize your team with memorable experiences at our full-service vacation homes in the most sought-after destinations. From our selection of private communities, hotel takeovers, and multi-acre estates, our offsites team …

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The 12 Best Corporate Retreat Ideas

October 31, 2022

Corporate retreats and company “offsites” have never been as important as they are today in the post-COVID era of remote teams who frequently work from home. In-person corporate retreats promote better collaboration among team members, clearer communication, sharper brainstorming, and faster problem-solving, while also reinforcing company culture and positive morale. They also allow co-workers and …

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14 Tips to Become the Hostess with the Mostest

October 20, 2022

The winter months have officially arrived, and quickly transitioning your home from trick-or-treat friendly to family feast ready can be stressful. Given that this is the time of year when you should be winding down, opening up your doors to host an event can be overwhelming. So why not open up ours?  Elevate your holidays …

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How To Plan a Corporate Retreat In 8 Steps

October 04, 2022

In today’s world of remote and distributed work, corporate retreats have been redefined as a powerful way to support employees and company culture. Retreats can be a fantastic opportunity for your employees to escape work for a bit while strengthening relationships, boosting productivity, and refreshing workplace morale. These excursions can break up the monotony of …

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7 Best Ways To Stay Active While Traveling

September 30, 2022

You love to travel but you also finally got your routine down at home to stay active (we love a daily hot girl walk, too). We all want to keep our health in tip-top condition while we’re out adventuring, so here are a few tips we’ve pulled together from our experts to be active on …

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Hurricane Season Vacationing – Tips on How to Prepare Yourself

September 28, 2022

Hurricanes are a part of life for those who live near the water, and if you’re planning a vacation in one of the many areas that are prone to hurricane weather, it is important to be prepared. Here are some helpful tips to know before you travel to Key West or any other major hurricane …

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Airbnb vs. Hotels: What’s best for your next trip?

September 23, 2022

You’re planning your next vacation to a destination you’ve been dreaming about all year, and you’re trying to decide whether you should stay in a hotel or in a vacation home with your group. It’s a classic dilemma, especially since short-term rental company Airbnb came onto the scene in 2008. The hotel-dominated industry was quickly …

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4 Reasons to Host Your Event With AvantStay

September 13, 2022

Few things get us more excited than a celebration, so we’ve designed our homes to accommodate yours. Group-friendly, fully-equipped, and downright fun, Avantstay properties are the perfect place to host your next occasion. Here’s why. 1. We have room for everyone, even the dog.  From charming cabins in the mountains to equestrian estates in wine …

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AvantStay’s 6 Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

August 22, 2022

If there’s one thing we know how to do, it’s going bigger and better than the rest. Now we want to share our tips for traveling smarter and saving money in the process. Our vacation rental homes may be located in top destinations, designed by an award-winning team, and offer upgrades and experiences via the …

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Words from the Wise: An Interview with JOJA founder, Jasmine Tookes

August 09, 2022

Model, business-owner, and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Jasmine Tookes, took her friends on a weekend getaway to our vacation home Canopy in Park City, Utah. We sat down with Jasmine to hear her more about her stay and her new business, JOJA. Tell us some of your favorite things about the home you chose for …

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What Makes AvantStay Homes Pet Friendly? Let’s explain.

August 05, 2022

Is it really a vacation if your favorites aren’t with you? Of course not, which is why we’re making it easier than ever to bring your pets along on your next trip. Only the best for your fur baby, so let us give you the rundown on how to find an AvantStay home that’s the …

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National Tequila Day: Easy Tequila Recipes for Travel Lovers

July 22, 2022

If you’re looking for the best tequila cocktails, you’ve come to the right place. With travel in our blood (plus, a hint of lime and salt), we’ve rounded up our top tequila drinks inspired by our favorite destinations. Try making some of these easy tequila cocktails that you could whip up right at home—or your …

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Words from the Wise: An Interview with Pro Traveler, Helen Owen

July 20, 2022

She felt lucky to travel with AvantStay but we’re the lucky ones for hosting the beautiful and well-traveled Helen Owen over the Thanksgiving holiday! There’s a reason she has over 1M Instagram followers, and we think it’s because she doesn’t just stay at nice places, she PLAYS at nice places. Here’s what she had to …

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Proud to Present: The Monkey Tree

July 12, 2022

At AvantStay, we believe that every property has a story—whether those are stories already written or yet to be told. Sometimes, we even find stories in progress, like that of one of our hotels, The Monkey Tree.

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The Best of the Fest: An Insider’s Guide to the Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals

June 08, 2022

We love festival season because nothing gets us more excited than music, friends, and a magical trip. From luxury estates to mid-century modern hotels across Coachella Valley, AvantStay offers accommodations for any group size and vibe you’re going for. A few of our own team members attended the 2022 festivals. Here’s what they had to …

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What Makes AvantStay Different?

June 07, 2022

You deserve so much more than an ordinary short-term vacation rental experience whether you’re on vacation or hosting a team offsite or event.

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