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5 Reasons to Choose a Virginia Beach Romantic Getaway

Yearly vacations with just my husband and me (no kids!), keeps our relationship strong during the downs and ups of life as a married couple. Dreaming about where to go on our next couple’s retreat is part of the joy. This year we did a city escape. For next year, I’m craving a beach vacation. After […]

10 Ways to Find Romance in New Orleans

It’s easy to find romance in New Orleans. The jazz sets the tone…mellifluous and ever present. Toast your honey with one of the city’s famous or not-so-famous cocktails. Then dig into bowls of sensuous cuisine like shrimp n’ grits or or crawfish etouffe. The music is the muse of New Orleans, begging couples to swing onto the […]

5 Things to Do in Basel, Switzerland on a Romantic Getaway

In the 10 years since we’ve become parents, my husband and I have taken a handful of romantic getaways – usually a night or two at a local hotel while my parents or a babysitter watched the kids. These retreats provided just enough time to get a taste of our previous selves as a couple before […]

Palm Springs Romantic Getaway

Mid-way through our Palm Springs romantic getaway, I asked my husband why we hadn’t done this sooner. It had been eight years since we embarked on a grown-ups-only trip, and that’s just far too long! With great places to stay, a tasty locavore food scene, and plenty to do (or not do), Palm Springs provides a lovely retreat from […]

Babymoon Tips for Parents-to-Be

What expectant parent wouldn’t like one last vacation before the new baby arrives? A relatively new concept, babymoons have become a hot travel trend for couples seeking one last baby-free holiday. Parents-to-be can connect, relax and enjoy each other’s company before the child is born and life changes forever. I interviewed four fellow family travel […]

A Beachy Keen Romantic Pismo Beach Getaway

Located just three hours north from LAX, the classic Californian coastal town of Pismo Beach offers couples a fun and laid-back beachfront getaway. There is no shortage of great activities to choose from in this popular destination—golf, tennis, cycling, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, dune buggy riding, and exploring expansive sand beaches. Whether for a babymoon, anniversary trip, […]

Why to Love Monterey, California

I love surprises. For other people anyway…not so much for me. This year for our twelfth wedding anniversary I told my husband to pack for a romantic getaway without the kids, but I wouldn’t tell him where we were headed. Slowly, I doled out clues to him (and you!) via the Travel Mamas Facebook page. After a […]

Sigh-worthy Romantic Getaway in Carmel

Mention Carmel to someone who’s been there and you’re likely to hear a dreamy sigh. I couldn’t really understand the appeal…until I arrived. There’s not a whole big bunch of stuff to do in this Central California coastal town. That’s the point. Carmel is about connection with nature and community. And, as I discovered, it’s […]

Del Mar Romantic Getaway

Del Mar, located along San Diego County’s northern coast, offers an upscale, yet laid-back vibe perfect for a romantic getaway. When the San Diego Marriott Del Mar invited me and one guest to stay at their hotel last weekend, I thought, “Oh, I could never leave my kids for a whole weekend of romance.” Nah. […]

Romantic Getaway in Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is well-known as the number one, biggest ski resort in North America. But not everyone who decides to visit Whistler skis or rides, or is even interested in hitting the slopes. Sacrilege to us skiers, I know. Whistler’s success as a resort destination goes far beyond its acres of skiable terrain and vertical drop. Whistler Village […]

Find Romance at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Jet-setting around the world is not a requirement for a couple’s getaway. Sometimes, all it takes is finding a romantic place right in your own hometown. A short local getaway can be the perfect relationship pick-me-up. Many hotels offer romance or couples’ getaway packages year-round. This is a great way to take advantage of all the […]

Romantic Winter Getaway in French Lick, Indiana

The American Midwest can be a sexy place. From the South Dakota Badlands to the forests of Ohio, the region oozes romance. Smack dab in the middle of the Midwestern love fest is Indiana, a state rife with beauty and iconoclastic mystique. Much of it pulses through a wonderful small town within its boundaries: French Lick. […]

Fun for Couples along the Wine Road in Sonoma County

What’s not to like about rolling hills, towering redwoods, and flowing wine? That’s right, absolutely nothing. Combine all of those things and you’ve got a glorious getaway along the Wine Road in California’s Sonoma County. View of the Russian River from the Rio Villa Beach Resort Location I stayed in the Russian River Valley area […]