France for Families: Puy du Fou

France makes for a wonderful family vacation. With a stunning capital city of Paris, charming countryside villages, and the beautiful Riviera coastline for summer travel, France often takes the cake for family vacations in Europe. Or rather, France takes the croissant. Or the eclair, or macaron, or opera cake, or the tarte tatin. Regardless of your pasty choice, France will leave your kids begging you to return each year. But if you needed one more reason to choose France for your family vacation add Puy de Fou to your list. This is one of the coolest historic and fully-immersive theme Read More

The Adventure Mindset: How it Can Change Everything

 Nobody loves standing in long security lines. Just like no one is thrilled by the fact that most airline seats only recline about four inches. Getting sick on vacation is the worst, so is getting on the wrong train and not realizing it for hours, or realizing it’s a holiday in “X” country and everything is closed for three days.  But people who love to travel, door to door — not just when they arrive at their resort do exist in real life. These people almost always have a great flight, no matter what. People whose trips got rained out, Read More

A Day in Hanoi’s Old Quarter: From Morning to Night

Hanoi’s Old Quarter Hanoi is a city with a uniquely condensed tourist zone. There are certainly many tourism worthy sights elsewhere, but the Old Quarter is by far the most densely packed area with the sole intention of catering to the travelers tastes and desires.  The Old Quarter is a gem, aptly named due to its strong focus on retaining historic buildings and culture while much of Hanoi is rapidly modernizing. Here, it’s easy to walk to most everything you want within just a few minutes. That is –  once you’ve mastered the art of crossing the street with intention Read More

9 Tips For A Great Family Vacation

Family vacations go down in history. They’re the bread and butter of every family’s repertoire of laugh-so-hard-you’re-crying stories. They’re the photos that get transferred to canvas and mounted above the fireplace in the living room. They’re the stories of mishaps or epicly amazing days that get talked about at every birthday and holiday celebration. They’re lasting memories of bonding experiences. Sometimes the vacation-bonding memories might be that time we sat on the side of the road with two flat tires. Other times they’ll be of the best gelato we’ve ever eaten. The best family vacation is totally possible with kids Read More

May bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

Bridal Guide offers 7 tips for the perfect honeymoons. Newsweek suggests the best LGBT honeymoon destinations. BRIDES shares ideas for making weddings less wasteful (plus its picks of the most sustainable wedding venues). In the “Can you believe that?” department, this bride stole her neighbor’s flowers for her wedding – and, this bride gave live goldfish as wedding favors (things didn’t turn out well for the fish). Here’s the newest wedding trend: multiple ceremonies to accommodate different cultural and religious backgrounds. BRIDES offers its picks for the best wellness-focused destination wedding venues – plus, it suggests Botswana as a bucket-list Read More

Want to lighten your load? Here are 6 bright ideas

These days, it costs a lot of money to check bags on a flight — even just one bag. Check two or more, and you can easily start racking up fees that are half the price of a plane ticket. Plus, as many international travelers find, that huge suitcase on wheels that rolls effortlessly through airport hallways suddenly becomes a major hassle and backache on uneven, narrow sidewalks, in tiny taxi cabs, or in utterly charming 17th-century hotels with no working elevators. But sometimes it’s tough to break the over-packing habit.   Here are six ideas, ranging from easy-peasy to Read More

April bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

BRIDES suggests options for unique honeymoons: cruises, Kenya, and filming locations from the “Game of Thrones” TV series. Martha Stewart Weddings highlights five reasons why you don’t need to leave the United States to have a fantastic honeymoon. We love all of the ideas in this article. Our own backyard really does have so much to offer. No passport required. This writer tackles work-related wedding and honeymoon questions (e.g., must you invite your boss to your wedding?) BRIDES also covers their best tips for perfectly executing a destination proposal. VOGUE highlights the eight wedding dress trends from the spring 2020 Read More

The Best Activities for a Family Vacation in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a treasure-trove destination for couples and families alike full of wonderful discoveries. The country is incredibly travel-friendly and easy to navigate which makes it a great destination whether it’s your first trip abroad or the 20th. This charming country that borders the North Sea has deep history to learn from, delicious food, cheese and wine to indulge in and plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy. We especially love the Netherlands for a family vacation because of the huge emphasis on healthy family life which leads to some great attractions for every age. Did we Read More

10 Essential Honeymoon-Worthy Books

Wedding day has come and gone. All of the bobby pins perfectly holding your hair in place now lay on your bathroom counter. Family has gone back home. Your dress is getting dry cleaned. Friends are slowly posting pictures from the perfect day that everyone is still buzzing about. Unforgettable, indeed. But now, at long last, it’s honeymoon time. Time to relax and unwind – time to forget about every last-minute detail you had to make a decision about. Bliss is just around the corner. Once your suitcase is packed, be sure to slip in some of these books to Read More

You may never want to stay in a hotel again

Most of us who love to travel get a kick out of unique and novel experiences — it’s part of travels endless appeal, after all. Around any corner can be a completely unexpected, new, and fun surprise. Seasoned travelers are often searching out new places –  trying to find “the next” best beach, mountain, urban, or rural destination. One of the easiest ways to find these yet-to-be-discovered gems is to look for novel and quirky accommodations. Travelers might spend months planning transportation, sightseeing, or must-try food — but the default lodging is often a typical hotel. And there’s nothing wrong Read More