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How to Outsmart the Scammers

We may not all agree on if pineapple belongs on pizza, but we can all agree that vacation is fantastic. What makes it even better? Getting a great deal on a vacation. And it’s not just getting a good price on flights and an overwater bungalow. It’s getting great value for adventures and activities once you’re there – from snorkeling to a spa day to the swim up bar at happy hour. The problem arises when scammers get involved, or anyone who doesn’t have your best interest in mind. Scammers love to work in areas like tourist zones where people Read More

October Bridal / Wedding / Honeymoon Headlines

Bridal Guide suggests romantic U.S. places for elopements. The publication rounded up modern twists on popular Jewish wedding traditions and this interesting look at how wedding dresses are made nowadays. WeddingBells.ca lists reasons why couples should consider eloping (plus, this focus on a Bahamas resort run by two HGTV stars). The Washington Post says many couples are still planning Destination Weddings – as long as they can figure out how to get there. BRIDES reports on tips for planning Destination Weddings in Las Vegas – plus, this advice on using electronic save-the-date notices. This FedEx worker earned his company’s highest Read More

Where Americans Can Travel Right Now

We all could use a vacation right now. You may think there aren’t a lot of options available for international travel, but you might just be surprised. At the time of writing there are currently 61 countries open with no restrictions to travel for US citizens and a further 92 that are partially open with a variety of requirements due to Covid-19.  If you have an insatiable travel bug (like we do), this article is where you belong. To keep things easy for you, we’re showcasing the wide variety of options available to you for amazing and unforgettable travel adventures Read More

Destination: Costa Rica

Good news for the wanderlust traveler! Costa Rica is opening its door to all US citizens beginning on November 1 entering from all three of the country’s international airports. With a large draw of the country being its outdoor and activities in nature, this is a great destination for keeping safe socially distancing. From trekking, to bird watching, to lounging on the beach, Costa Rica has something for every type of traveler. These days we could all especially use a relaxing vacation away from it all. This Central American destination offers a great value for your dollar on accommodations and Read More

5 US Cities That Feel Like Europe

Are you dreaming of a European vacation as much as we are these days? The feel of uneven cobblestone underfoot, fantastic pastries, long drives through lavender fields, and endless museums to explore? We are, too. While we’re left planning our perfect European vacation for the future, a few locations in the US can offer you excellent substitutions until we’re crossing the Atlantic Ocean once again. Strewn all across America, one of these charming European lookalike cities could even be the perfect destination of your next road trip. Offering the perfect taste and feel of some of our favorite European cities, Read More

The Best Camera for Your Vacation Might be a Phone

What’s a vacation without coming home with thousands of pictures? Most cameras worth bringing are cumbersome, fragile, and heavy to lug around. If you’re worried about packing space and keeping your luggage lightweight, you might be less than thrilled to pack a heavy, expensive, and easily breakable camera with you to your dream destination. The good news is that unless you are a professional photographer, you really don’t have to pack a camera with you on vacation. These days, your smartphone is very likely the best camera for your trip. Here are seven reasons why using your phone might be Read More

September Bridal / Wedding / Honeymoon Headlines

BRIDES recommends 8 great Florida honeymoon hotels – plus, 10 creative ways to encourage social distancing at wedding ceremonies. WeddingBells.ca picks the best Canadian honeymoon destinations. Bridal Guide suggests 3 things you should do before you plan a Destination Wedding. This Ohio couple beat Covid-19 by downsizing their ceremony and donating the reception food to a nearby shelter for women and children. Bridal Guide recommends Destination Wedding options in Guatemala. WeddingBells.ca lists its picks for 2021 wedding trends. BRIDES suggests 10 ways to practice social distancing at wedding ceremonies. Hotels are getting into the microwedding boom, says the Washington Post. Read More

5 Tips for an Incredible Micro-Wedding

This year has thrown us all off. Plans canceled, flights canceled, learning how to work from home while being a home-school teacher, chef, and entertainment coordinator. It’s been a heck of a year. But one trend we love that has come from this chaotic year is the micro-wedding. They’ve always been around – a special affair with a small number of your closest friends and family. But now that we’re all practicing social distancing, avoiding large crowds, and trying to gather outside, the micro-wedding has never been more in vogue. Just because the word “micro” is in the title doesn’t Read More

March Honeymoon Destinations

March marks the spring equinox. A time of new beginnings in life and light after winter has subsided. Thanks to this breath of new air, March is a great time for weddings and honeymoons. Beginning a new chapter of life with the one you love. Perhaps blossoming into a new you, starting a new family, or at least a new chapter in the story of your life. With the theme of renewal and spring in mind, we set out to find a variety of honeymoon adventures to inspire you. From far-flung foreign destinations to an American icon, we hope you Read More

Fiji Paradise: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

In our never-ending quest to find you (and us) the best spots on the planet to spend your hard-earned vacation days, sometimes we come across locations that stick out head and shoulders above the rest. Sometimes it is a hidden gem spa destination, a quiet mountain town perhaps, or a country you have never considered or maybe even heard of. This time however, it’s a beach resort that just does everything right. Looking for a gorgeous beach bungalow honeymoon getaway? Check. A family resort with tons of activities for the kids? Check. Always dreamed of learning to dive but wanted Read More