Plan a Last Minute Vacation with These Useful Apps

Plan a last minute vacation in 30 days using these mobile apps and websites. Make your trip even more memorable with a live event

Running out of time to plan that awesome summer trip? Don’t worry, it’s never too late. In our highly connected, fast-paced world, you can use an app to book a last-minute flight, find a restaurant within walking distance or see which live events are happening just minutes away from where you’re sitting. So whether its 30 days out or the week before, use the following checklist of apps and accompanying websites to plan a stellar last-minute vacation.

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How to Take Concert & Live Event Photos with Your Smartphone

How to Take Concert & Live Event Photos

Looking to kick up the quality of your smartphone pics at live events? Content Producer at Live Nation, Colleen Callahan, has a knack for capturing beautiful, candid artist and band photos during live performances. And while she loves taking shots with her DSLR camera, some of her favorite photos are the ones snagged using nothing more than her handy, dandy iPhone.

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#TMStaycation Winners – 5 Live Event Tips for Summertime

#TMStaycation Winner Annoucement

The results are in: big shoutout to Ashley O. and Maria B who are the grand prize winners of our #TMStaycation sweepstakes! Both Ashley and Maria will soon be laid-back, enjoying a sweet staycation with the Ticketmaster gift cards we’re sending their way.

And thanks again to everyone who participated in the sweepstakes—we were able to gather some great staycation tips from the comments you shared with us. So if you cringe at the thought of spending your precious vacation time stuck in traffic or standing in long lines at the airport, check out the collection of the most popular staycation plans entrants gave us:

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How to Pursue Your Passion While Holding Down a Full-Time Position

Hollywood Fringe Festival Pursue your Passion

In a previous post about the Hollywood Fringe Festival, we featured Live Nation employee Ben Hill, who, while working full-time, has managed to produce one of the largest performing arts festival not just in L.A., but in the world.

Now, we want to share Ben’s solid words of wisdom, for anyone who’s interested in successfully pulling off any type of creative side hustle while maintaining a “9-to-5”:

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Brush Up on Football Lingo for Your Fantasy Football League

Football Lingo fantasy football slang

This weekend marks the official start of football season, with two of New York’s teams going head-to-head in Canton, Ohio, and that means we’re also officially approaching fantasy football season. Fantasy football leagues can be sources of severe anxiety for those of us who don’t make stat-tracking a daily (or hourly, or minute-to-minute) habit. It can be nerve-wracking to be confronted by football superfans who exert their superior knowledge of the game with good old-fashioned football trash talking. What’s a more casual fan to do?

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Where Can I Buy Tickets Near Me?

how to pick up tickets at a Ticketmaster retail location

Are you planning to pick up your tickets at a Ticketmaster retail location? Or maybe you want to pay in cash or grab a gift card quickly. Ticketmaster retail outlets have got you covered, and with over 2,500 of them in the U.S. there’s probably one right in your backyard.

How to Buy Tickets at a Ticketmaster Retail Location
So how do you find your nearest retail location so you can buy tickets? It’s simple! Just follow these steps:

  1. Go here to find a Ticketmaster Retail Location.
  2. Click Search Here under “Want to buy tickets at a retail outlet?”
  3. Enter where you live (your address, your city and state, or your ZIP code all work fine).
  4. You’ll get a list and map of all the outlets close to you.

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CAPTCHA Tips – Get the Tickets You Want

Captcha Tips - Get The Tickets You Want

Your tickets are being attacked by bots. No, not science fiction robots. We’re talking automated programs that some nefarious brokers use to tie up our system, buy up big blocks of tickets, and prevent you from getting any. These bots typically aim to grab all of the tickets so nefarious brokers can resell them at a higher price to fans later. Thankfully, we have weapons to help stop that from happening–warped words. Read on to learn how these little words help save the day for real fans like you.

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5 Tips for your Kids’ First Concert

kids concert tips and activities for kids

You remember your first concert, don’t you? Who doesn’t?! It’s a major rite of passage whether you’re four, fourteen or forty. But if it’s your kid’s first show, you really want it to be a great concert experience—for both you and them. Here’s a handy guide:

Do your homework – Is the show on a school night? Is there an opening act that bumps the headliner way past their bedtime? You know your kid’s threshold for staying up late better than anyone, and sometimes an earlier nap is just the ticket.

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