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GROWN-UP GETAWAYS

Romantic Things to Do in Carmel, California

Mention Carmel to someone who’s been there and they’re likely to sigh dreamily and say, “Ohhh, I looove Carmel.”  I couldn’t really understand the appeal…until I went there myself. There’s not a whole bunch of stuff to do in this Central California coastal town. But that’s the point. Carmel is about connection with nature and […]

Why Couples Love Monterey, California

Looking for a place to get away from it all and connect with your honey? You won’t find a more romantic destination than Monterey and its sister city, Carmel. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and fell in love with Monterey (and with each other, all over again!). When comparing these two […]

10 Ways to Find Romance in New Orleans

Couples seeking romance are sure to find it in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jazz is the muse, begging couples to swing onto the dance floor or snuggle up in a nightclub booth for a kiss. The architecture is romantic, with flower vines winding around rusting wrought iron balconies — somehow more beautiful for the wear. Even […]

Rhine Getaway with Viking River Cruises ~ Ports and Excursions

Choosing a Viking River Cruise from their enticing selection of itineraries is like asking a child in a chocolate factory to pick just one sweet from an overwhelming array of tempting treats. After much deliberation, my husband and I selected the Rhine Getaway, an eight-day cruise on the Rhine River. Oh, what a wonderful choice […]

Babymoon Tips for Parents-to-Be

What is a babymoon? Parents-to-be connect, relax and enjoy each other’s company before the child is born and life changes forever on a babymoon vacation. These couples retreats have become a hot travel trend for expectant couples seeking one last baby-free vacation. Here are some babymoon tips from travel experts to help you make the […]

Myrtle Beach for Adults – 11 Fabulous Grown-up Adventures

Myrtle Beach is known as a haven for families. But there’s another side to Myrtle Beach…a more grown-up side. Think wine tasting, spas, full-sized golf courses, and sunset walks on the beach. (Pina colada, anyone?!) You might even dare go for a spin on a NASCAR racetrack. Whether you want to get away with your […]

Nordic Spas in Canada to Add to Your Bucket List

For spa lovers, quite possibly 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. Spa goers cycle through a circuit alternating between hot, cold and relaxation. In the first phase, you sweat it […]

Aravaipa Farms Inn ~ A Nature-Filled Romantic Getaway in Arizona

Tucked away beside a creek in the Arizona desert, Aravaipa Farms Inn gives couples a place to connect with nature and each other. This sweet bed & breakfast/farm stay is located on 46 acres of cultivated land. Depending on the season, guests may be invited to pick pears, apples, citrus, stone fruits or figs. This […]

Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway Tips

I love visiting Las Vegas…without kids. With kids? Not so much. I mean, it is called Sin City for a reason. With plenty of action, shows and free-flowing drinkies, Las Vegas is a great spot for a quick grown-up getaway. Once you arrive, you’re ready to play without needing to drive much (or at all) for […]

Sandy Toes Bahamas ~ Live the Luxurious Life on Your Own Private Island

Want to live the luxurious life like royalty, or at least like a Kardashian or professional football player? You can, for several days or hours at Sandy Toes Bahamas. Located on Rose Island, just three miles from Paradise Island and 20 minutes from Nassau by boat, this is where to go to truly escape it […]

Sonoma Valley Romantic Getaway at Applewood Inn

I believe with all my heart that parents should leave the children behind once per year for a romantic getaway. It’s good for your relationship, your soul, and, therefore, your kids. If you and your partner are in need of parental rest and like delicious food, great wine and incredible scenery, you’ll love Sonoma Valley, […]

Best Hotel Spa Pools for All Types of Spa Goers

Hotel pools with slides, waterfalls and cabanas are divine. But the best luxury hotel spas take swimming pools to a whole new and decadent level. A day of pampering followed by time relaxing in a dreamy hotel spa pool can elevate your vacation from good to great. Selected by top travel bloggers, these six hotel spa pools will inspire you to book a spa […]

Geek’s Guide to San Francisco and Beyond for Star Wars Fans and Comics Lovers

San Francisco may be primarily known for its cable cars, historical landmarks, and cuisine culture. But it’s also a friendly refuge for geeks seeking adventure inspired by film and cartoons. (Think Star Wars, the Peanuts comic strip, and all things Disney!) My husband, Jeff, and I first started traveling as a couple in San Francisco. […]