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Where do women give men chocolate on Valentine’s Day? (Not vice versa!)

In many Western countries like the United States, we associate Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolates purchased by men and given to their wives and girlfriends on this holiday. But there is a country that expects the opposite. Where do women give men chocolate on Valentine’s Day? Japan! Women typically gift chocolate candies to men […]

20 Best Unique Gifts Ideas for Travel Lovers (2023)

A lot of gift guides for travelers focus on traditional travel gear, but really, how many suitcases, packing cubes, and noise-canceling headphones does one person need? These gift ideas for travel lovers include keepsakes and flavors from around the world plus handy items to make traveling easier and more fun. There’s something for every budget […]

33+ Best Travel Memoirs (Selected by Traveler Writers)

Explore the world via the pages of a good book about travel! Memoirs about real-life journeys transport readers to another place and maybe even another time. To compile this reading list of the best travel memoirs, I asked other travel experts to write up their recommendations. Of course, I’m sharing my favorite travel memoirs, too. […]

50+ Orlando Activities for Adults (Girls Trip Guide!)

Renowned as a mecca for family fun, Orlando activities for adults abound in this Florida vacation spot, too! From the best theme parks for grown-ups to water sports and spa treatments, this Orlando girls’ trip guide covers the best things to do with your gal pals. Based on many marvelous visits to Orlando and a […]

15 Halloween Cocktail Ideas (Recipes to Die For!)

There’s something in the air, and we don’t just mean fall leaves blowing off the trees. Spirits seem to swirl around us in October. Or maybe it’s the spirits we’re concocting in this roundup of Halloween cocktail ideas. No matter which of these fall cocktails you choose, you’re sure to give your Halloween season a memorable autumnal twist. […]

10 Best Nordic Spas in Canada for Your Bucket List

For spa lovers, the best reason to visit the Great White North may be to explore its proliferation of Nordic spas. Scandinavian baths or Nordic spas are a time-honored tradition, especially in chillier climates. As the name suggests, this therapeutic tradition originated in Northern Europe, but Canada has jumped on the thermal bath bandwagon like […]

15 Romantic Things to Do on a Princess Cruise (Love Boat)

Come aboard for the most romantic things to do on a Princess Cruise. Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion, pop the question, embark on a honeymoon cruise, get married at sea, or simply set sail with your sweetheart — the Love Boat cruise line is a dreamy way to go. My husband and […]

Sky Lagoon vs. Blue Lagoon (There IS a Winner!)

A dip in one of Iceland’s famous geothermal pools provides a delicious contrast to the country’s chilly climes. The two most popular geothermal spas, Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, invite swimmers to soak up Icelandic bathing culture in mineral-rich waters. Which is best? Read on to find out which geothermal pool reigns supreme in this […]

Taste Farm to Table Cuisine in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The farm-fresh cuisine in New Mexico’s largest city might surprise you. You’ll find trendy farm-to-table restaurants in Albuquerque plus specialty food makers like craft breweries and organic chocolatiers. Dig into this delicious list of Albuquerque’s 10 best restaurants and experiences featuring local-focused food! 1. CAMPO Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm grow their own […]

18 Best Luxury Resort Spas in Scottsdale, AZ

The Phoenix area is renowned for its magnificent spas. Whether you’re dreaming of a spa vacation in Arizona, or you want to book a day spa experience, grab a fluffy robe and prepare for some pampering as we count down the 18 best luxury resort spas in Scottsdale! This story is brought to you in […]

How to Learn Language for Travel with Rosetta Stone

Before visiting any foreign country, learning some of the local language makes sense, even if most residents speak English. Basic phrases and language comprehension simplify travel tasks like understanding menus, reading street signs, and boarding public transportation. Besides, you’ll gain insight into the culture of the country you’re visiting. Locals will appreciate your efforts and […]

21 Things to Do in Loreto, Mexico by Land and Sea

Located along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, Loreto is renowned for its water activities like whale watching, sport fishing, and snorkeling with sea lions. If you prefer to stay shoreside, then worry not. There are plenty of land-based adventures in this small town on the Baja Peninsula from visiting historic missions to horseback riding […]

15 Most Romantic Things to Do in Monterey, California

Seeking one of the best places for a romantic getaway in the United States? Look no further than Monterey! With outdoor activities, wine-tasting rooms, beautiful beaches, renowned golf courses, and romantic hotels — this city along the California Coast offers plenty for couples. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and fell in […]