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Valentine’s Day Travel: Romantic Vacations for Couples
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Valentine’s Day Travel: Romantic Vacations for Couples

It’s not too late for a vacation this Valentine’s Day weekend. We dug up 10 unusual romantic destinations that—at press time—still have availability remaining for a romantic vacation. Can you… Read More…

Great Cape Escapes: The Culinary Charms of Franschhoek, South Africa
Africa / Culinary Travel / Luxury Travel / Restaurants / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Stories & Personal Journals

Great Cape Escapes: The Culinary Charms of Franschhoek, South Africa

In part one of the Great Cape Escapes, Lynn Langway shared tips on driving through South Africa’s countryside, and her whale of an experience in the seaport of Hermanus. Read… Read More…

Carnival Says No More Cougar Cruises
Cruise Travel / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Solo Travel

Carnival Says No More Cougar Cruises

Hunting season is over at Carnival Cruises. The “fun ship” line has announced that it will ban the concept of “cougar cruises,” even though spots on the maiden voyage sold… Read More…

Culinary Travel Journal: A Single Woman Finds Love in Paris Cooking Schools
Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Europe / France & Belgium / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Solo Travel / Stories & Personal Journals

Culinary Travel Journal: A Single Woman Finds Love in Paris Cooking Schools

Our intrepid writer Cara Mangini discovered that Paris has all the right ingredients for cooking up a new romance.   After a rough year and a tough break up she… Read More…

Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel

Avoiding Kids When Traveling

When school is out, it seems like all the resorts and destinations promote their family-friendly options. But what about those of you want to AVOID kids on vacation?

New York’s Standard Hotel Attracts Exhibitionists, Voyeurs and Plenty of Attention
Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / USA

New York’s Standard Hotel Attracts Exhibitionists, Voyeurs and Plenty of Attention

The Standard Hotel in New York has been creating a buzz among visitors to the city’s new High Line Park, but not for its architecture, design or furnishings. The hotel… Read More…

Villa Rental Tips from a Weekend Vacation in Sonoma
Luxury Travel / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / USA

Villa Rental Tips from a Weekend Vacation in Sonoma

Recently my wife and I planned a weekend with four other couples. We wanted to meet in the Sonoma Valley to experience its bucolic mix of small towns, cafes, vineyards,… Read More…

A Cruise Veteran’s 12 Tips for Cruising Couples
Cruise Travel / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Senior Travel

A Cruise Veteran’s 12 Tips for Cruising Couples

“It’s 9:30. Going to breakfast—Garden Café. Don’t forget ship’s tour at 10— meeting at Reception desk.” I once left that note in our stateroom on the Grand Princess. It’s one… Read More…

Unusual Valentine’s Day Travel and Romance Experiences
Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / USA

Unusual Valentine’s Day Travel and Romance Experiences



Champagne and chocolate is so 2008. This year, surprise your partner with an original experience on Valentine’s Day. Best of all, resorts and hotels are feeling the budget crunch, and… Read More…

Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel

How to Increase the Hotel Romance Factor

Valentine’s Day may be long over, but that doesn’t mean you romance on your next vacation is lost. Here are some tips on how to make your hotel room more… Read More…

Sexy Hotel Getaways & Romance Advice for the Road
Hotels & Accommodations / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Travel News

Sexy Hotel Getaways & Romance Advice for the Road

When did you last have a sexy, sensual, romantic evening with your significant other? When was the last time you had a few of those evenings in a row? These… Read More…

Off-the-Grid Immersive Vacations
Budget Travel / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Senior Travel / Travel News / USA

Off-the-Grid Immersive Vacations

We thought technology would make life easier. And in many ways, it has…but when it comes to vacationing, the wireless frontier of cell phones, PDAs and laptops makes it nearly… Read More…