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Best Vacations With Kids

Any parent knows that traveling with kids will is an ultimate test in logistics and patience. The great news is several all-inclusive vacation spots currently try to make accommodations depending on what families want. Some of the highest-ranking things on most wish lists are activities to keep Junior occupied. It may be a kid-friendly buffet or playpen, or even an extra set of hands to make sure the parents get a break, as well.
The following is a selection of the best reports and which offer kid-friendly facilities.

Beaches

Caribbean beaches provide a couple of family-focused properties with all-inclusive Beaches resorts cater to everyone in the family. They also provide parks, swimming pools, camps, and luxury family suites with a capacity of up to five people.

Club Med


As an all inclusive resort, Club Med all-inclusive resort company caters to families and gives all the comforts of home such as crib changing, baby bath, and bottle warming. There are options for older children as well, including soccer practice, sailing, skating, and trapeze lessons.

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa carries the appeal of sun, sand, sea, and spa in an all-inclusive set up with a unique twist. Every family is assigned their personal vacation nanny upon arrival, who helps take them to the kids club and handles their activities during the trip.

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Top 10 Best European Cities for Solo Travelers

Europe is a big place full of monuments and museums that can make your head spin. The sheer amount of things in Europe can get overwhelming, especially for a solo traveler. And while you should definitely check out the historical sites, you should also take some time to do some real exploring. It’s the day when you get lost on a city that lead to the most exciting adventures and to the most memorable stories.

So when you go to Europe make sure to choose some destinations that are bound to lead to adventure and wonder. Here is a list of our 10 favorite cities for you to explore on your solo trip abroad.

10. Paris

There is no greater place to get lost than in the City of Lights. Paris’s winding roads and old walkways are there to lead you to some of the most beautiful sites in the world. It is a city of artists and tramps. When you go there be sure to check out English Shakespearean Bookstore where you can become a Tumbleweed and stay in Paris for free.

9. Bruges

Charter the canals and swim under ancient bridges where trees dip into the water. It is literally like a city out of a fair tale.

8. Dublin

Dublin is Ireland’s most famous city. Here you can take in some real Irish pride at any local pub or brewery. Of course the city isn’t just all about drinking. It is an ideal city to walk around and explore some castles. It is also ranked as the safest city in the world

7. Vienna

The City of Music is truly a musical place. In this Austrian city you can sip coffee by day at traditional cafes and go to operas by night.

6. Bergen

Norway is a solo traveler’s dream and is ideal for backpacking. Look out for the NESCO Heritage wooden houses of Bryggen, the outdoor fish market, and Fløibanen funicular.

5. Berlin

Germany is a country full of both new and old. It has survived many wars and tumultuous history that you can see in every city and town. But there is no better city to check out than Berlin. The city is constantly altering itself and changing with the times. Stay in a hostel when you’re take a take tours with your fellow travelers. Sights to see for any backpacker are the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate.

4. Reykjavik

Iceland is a far greener than the name lets off. This island nation is known as one of the world’s most peaceful countries and has one of the lowest crime rates. During the summer months daylight can last up to 21 hours and flying there can cost as little at. are as low as $442. The city, Reykjavik, offers free walking tours, cheap hostels, and is home to a hot dog stand you must eat at. Baejarins Beztu Pylsur served hot dogs to both Billl Clinton and Kim Kardashian.

3. Lucerne

Lucerne is a beautiful getaway for young solo travelers. There you can walk in the footsteps of Mark Twain and check out Lake Lucerne. The central town is highly walkable and tourist friendly.

2. London

London is known as a world class city for a reason. It’s easy to navigate trains and airports make traveling effortless for any young solo traveler. Take a Harry Potter tour, see Windsor, say hello to the queen — it’s all possible in this magical city.

1. Prague

This historic city in the Czech Republic is one of the best cities in the world for travel. It is a walkable size and has some of the best sights around. Here you can see from the city’s rooftops, chapels, palaces, and gothic cathedrals. You’ll also find it to be remarkably affordable, which is a plus for any traveler wandering the country on their own.

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9 Things That Will Amaze You About Flying Business Class

Flying sure isn’t what it used to be, and most of the time you don’t have a choice to pick First versus Business Class. It’s a pain to sit in the center of a three-seater as plane make seats smaller and smaller. For those of us who have never had the chance to appreciate the advantages of flying business class, here is what you’re missing. (Note that everything is dependent upon the carrier, however as a rule, most airliners have raised the prices on business class to the point paying to upgrade isn’t worth it. Having more space, potentially better help and better food are the biggest contrasts now.

That said, here are some great facts that will leave you amazed.

9. All that space is mine? Unwind, there’s a lot of room!

8. My carry on doesn’t go overhead? No, it fits easily, and I can get to it at whatever point I need it without having to navigate over my seat partners.

7. What, my shoes have their own spot? A nice compartment for my shoes, so I don’t need to wear them the entire flight. Just remember, keep your socks clean.

6. Pleasantry kits and it’s free? That’s right, socks, skincare items, toothbrush and toothpaste and hair item all for you.

5. The seats do what? They lie flat, and in addition I get my own bedding! I’m in paradise.

4. An individual movie setup? An enormous touchscreen TV that runs well known shows and movies! Do I rest or stare at the television? Big decision!

3. There’s a menu? We have choices? That’s right, a multi-course dinner…with options!

2. Wine, champagne, liquor?! Loosen up with a glass of wine before settling into luxury.

1. Do I smell croissants? The best flights will have these and even some fresh squeezed orange juice, espresso, toast, and jam. What a great way to wake up and enjoy the rest of your flight.

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Top 10 Spots for Stargazing

Our former dark skies have become nearly extinct thanks to “light pollution.” But if you adore viewing the cosmic beauty, we’ve got the top ten sites to add to your list. Grab the binoculars and the telescopes!

10. Chemung Mine, California

The mine was operational until 1938 and visiting there today is like being back in the 1930s. Being removed from all the current activities and nuances, the large sheets of metal that remain, rustle in the breeze and provide haunting, creaking sounds that accompany your view of the beautiful dark skies.

9. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Astronomy rangers guide you on tour to see the heavens, and a reported 7,000 stars when the moon is cloud covered. Total darkness in all directions allows you to see to the horizon’s edge.

8. Death Valley National Park

One of the things that make this park so brilliant is that you can go below sea level and still enjoy night skies because of the dry air. For added serenity, head to the Eureka Dunes, wherein 360-degree directions, there are zero city lights. You will feel a million glorious miles away from the world.

7. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Known more for its canyons and daytime attractions, this park hides one deep secret, the best dark sky preserves ever. Huge elk wandering the area around you provides the awesome feeling of being in times long past our reach.

6. Mono Lake, California

More than 70 square miles are hugging the Great Basin and California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and this spot houses millions of migratory birds annually. The star gazing over the calcified rock that emerges from the lake offers a quality like no other you’ll experience. Postcard perfect rock towers over a beautiful dark sky background.

5. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Camping on Garden Key is a just one way to enjoy the view provided by the dry weather in this location.

4. Cosmic Campground, New Mexico

You can’t go wrong with the name like “cosmic.” View the entire milky way in all its grandeur. This campground is part of the Gila National Forest.

3. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California

Yes, some of the world’s oldest pine trees live here along with the starry night skies. This view takes you back to how you might imagine pre-historic days when life was simple and the earth was largely untouched. This is a “can’t miss” sight!

2. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake was formed more than 7,000 years ago when a volcano first erupted and later collapsed. If you are not already a lover of the Pacific Northwest, you will be when you see this picturesque sight.

1. Bodie State Historic Park, California

An old gold-mining town, now a haunting ghost town that remains in a state of “arrested decay.” The park is a star-studded spot at night that requires permission from a Bodie foundation before you can wander and enjoy the nighttime air.

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Top 10 Summer Travel Spots

After the school year is over, you’re definitely looking forward to a great summer. Weddings on the horizon or other cool events make it a fun and romantic season. Take a look at some nice, dream destinations.

10. Kaua’i, Hawaii

Ahhh. One of the top honeymoon destinations, period. Not only will see you see, humpback whales when the temps are just right in June, but think of all the local pools and amazing beaches before it gets taken over  by everyone and their mommas.

9. Stockholm, Sweden

Here’s a cool destination known to draw in a lot of single women. Take in the coffee shops and restaurants along Old Town and Gamla Stan. Since it’s a modern spot, you can use metro stations to easily to get from one destination to the next. It’s a perfect area for a woman get pampered as they tour the city.

8. Havana, Cuba

Not only will you hear the sounds of Desi Arnaz, but get a nice dose of the Caribbean. La Fábrica is a cool art bar to check out. Sip a nice mojito as you enjoy your nights in the plush Pullman Cayo Coco hotel.

7. Bangkok, Thailand

Even with monsoon, the city stays pack with over 45 million people visiting. Despite the crazy weather, there’s a lot of adventure, from spas to nightlife. Speaking of which, stop at Rabbit Hole for a white-truffle gin martini before hitting the town.

6. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Mother Nature has a way of bringing adventurers and family together, especially in one of the USA’s national parks. The Rocky Mountains have a beautiful scenery filled with trees, flowers, and some great native wildlife. Take time to enjoy the Estes Park where you can go to year-round festivals for some great fun.

5. Guatemala

Guatemala has a unique energy with the international feel spilling into different parts of the city. Also, it’s a cool tourism destination and people enjoy the authentic Mayan villages across Lake Atitlán.

4. Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is one of the top notch places, period. If you’re a wine connoisseur, make sure to head to the wine museum, La Cité du Vin, in June for incredible exhibits on winemaking. Next, stop at the La Grande Maison for some delicious French food before you begin your next adventure.

3. Boston, Massachusetts

Need something to do during the summer? Take a look at one of America’s greatest walking cities. Whether you wander through Faneuil Hall, Newbury Street, or Cambridge bookstores, you take in the Bostonian culture and feel the vibe of this historic town in all its American glory.

2. Venice, Italy

There’s something about majestic light and nice breezes while taking in the beautiful scenery. Venice is just a place for art, food, and excitement. After a busy day, relax with a swim at the pool in the JW Marriott Resort & Spa.

1. Beijing, China

In June, enjoy the relaxing weather and the light tourism. Have a chance to visit The Great Wall and Tiananmen Square without he hustle and bustle of a crazy city. Enjoy this combination of past and future with the ancient sites to five-star suites.

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Top 10 Most Romantic International Cities

When you think about traveling with someone you love for romance, the usual international spots like Paris and Italy automatically come to mind. Well, they made our list, but you have other options as well for picking beautiful spots to steal a kiss, hold hands, star gaze, or stroll along a sandy beach with the waves lapping at your feet. If you love an exciting nightlife, we’ve got you covered for that as well. We’ve sought out the most romantic cities outside of the United States for you to consider for your sensual, passionate needs.

10. Lucerne, Switzerland
Burrowed between the snowcapped Alps and Lake Lucerne, the city is a delightful Swiss retreat with old-fashioned embellishments. Consider Chapel Bridge, which was built in 1333 and is often adorned with blooming flowers. Visit charming old city squares and the first Baroque church in Switzerland. And Villa Honegg, just outside the city center will bring you to the most romantic site for relaxing. It’s an old 1905 mansion-turned-hotel and offers an outdoor heated pool with a fabulous view of the mountains and lake.

9. Aix-en-Provence, France
Once you see the beauty in this city, you will no longer wonder what inspired Cezanne, who was born here, to stroke his magnificent masterpieces. The Morning Market and the Farinoman Fou are great sidewalk cafes for a cup of coffee or tea and a flaky, buttery croissant. Lovely Lavender fields forever, hot springs that were used by the Romans, and vineyards will call you away from the city. Stroll past the moss-covered fountains that pop up on every turn and if you’re looking for something sweet for your sweet, try a calisson, candied almonds with fruit, covered with icing. Hint: leave a smidge of icing on your lips for a sweet kiss.

8. Salzburg, Austria
We can’t think of Austria without also thinking of The Sound of Music and the beautifully delicate edelweiss flowers. For thousands of years prior the city was filled with opera, musicals, and concerts. Schloss Mirabell is home to the Marble Hall, 17th-century Palace, the baroque Mirabell Gardens including the Pegasus Fountain and the Rose and Dwarf Gardens. This is also where the lovely and romantic gazebo scene from the referenced movie was filmed. Another stunning castle, Festung Hohensalzburg is the place to see in the evening when the city light looms beneath you. And the best part of your romantic journey may be the cable car that delivers you to the Untersberg for a crazy awesome view of the city and the Salzach River.

7. Seville, Spain
Seville offers us several outdoor eateries, and we hear that the most decadent meals end with Jamon Iberico, a pitcher of sangria, and chocolate dip for your warmed churros, we can see you now feeding each other that yummy chocolate! But let’s start the day with the fragrant orange trees under the shade of the weepy purple jacarandas on authentic cobblestone streets filled with boutique shops. Second, only to the Vatican, climb the Cathedral of St. Mary Tower for incredible panoramic views and grab a scoop of the best gelaterias you’ll ever eat and walk the Plaza de España. If you’d looking for a place to stay, we suggest you consider the El Alcazar palace, complete with Moorish-inspired architecture and knock out gardens. If you stroll the charming side streets in the area, you will most certainly run into a flamenco performance.

6. Monte Carlo, Monaco
The bold glamor and extravagance of the French Riviera, coastal views and some of the best cuisine you ever will eat, help you along on your quest for romance. Spend a day at the spa, get a couple’s massage, take a helicopter ride to see the city from a bird’s eye and check in to the Hotel Hermitage for an evening’s rest. Rent a sexy, convertible to see the Grand Corniche, visit the racetrack or the Casino de Monte Carlo to go home a little richer than when you left.

5. Siena, Italy
In Siena, you get Tuscany minus the throws of tourists. It’s a medieval city that existed before the Renaissance and is home to the Duomo, a home that displays incredible artworks from over 40 Italian artists. The impressive listing includes Michelangelo, Bernini, and Donatello. At the center of the city, you will find a UNESCO site for some excellent people watching at the Plaza del Campo. Abundant wineries await outside the city limits with wines made from Sangiovese grapes so, grab a taste and relax to a gorgeous sunset.

4. Barcelona, Spain
Check into Hotel Neri, stroll along the La Boqueria or Santa Caterina for fresh foods, climb the Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and dine seaside and watch the sunset around the Mediterranean. Retire to your 18th-century hotel and wake up to breakfast on the roof. Parc Guell also offers beautiful views, and another grand hotel option is a suite at El Palauet. If Cupid hasn’t already hit your heart, he will be awaiting your arrival in this beautiful city.

3. Victoria, British Columbia
The city is hidden on the inner tip of Vancouver Island and offers Neo-Baroque architecture. If you don’t stay at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, look in at least to see the stunning Edwardian décor and their famous Butchart Gardens. Visit the Parliament Buildings, and just a short 30-minute drive will deliver you to Cowichan Valley, which is filled with vineyards, art galleries, and hiking trails. Go ahead, get cozy!

2. Bruges, Belgium
It’s only an hour by train from Brussels and all the charm you would expect from a 13th-century village. Gothic architecture, canals, windmills, quaint homes and cobblestone streets and you will feel like Cinderella with her handsome prince. Bruges has excellent samples of Flemish artworks, Belgian waffles topped with powdered sugar, and 50 different chocolate shops.

1. Paris, France
We mentioned Paris earlier, so of course, it tops our list. In the “city of lights,” you can visit the Louvre, picnic by the Eiffel Tower, and bike through Le Marais. Hop the metro to Montmartre and visit the Sacre Coeur, the Latin Quarters and the Tuileries Garden and you’ll be living in a dream. And we can highly recommend a nighttime visit to the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower with a bottle of wine for some serious star gazing, lovers.

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Top 10 Free Things to do in Miami

Miami is a complex hub of people. It is not uncommon to rub shoulders with some of the world’s highest-paid actresses or drive by Shakira’s mansion as you drive to work. Whilst Miami is the land of FREE for models and Instagram personalities, for the commoners among us, it can be costly keeping yourself entertained in this expensive city. If you do your homework, however, you can find a range of free things to see and do in sunny Miami. The fun doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

10. Beach (obviously)
This first one is brought to you by captain obvious but is still worth mentioning. People visit your city from all over the world, just to do something that you can access 24/7, 365 days a year. Miami beaches are considered some of the world’s best, and a great way to pass the time. You can pack yourself a wonderful picnic and spend the day enjoy the surf and sand. If you are a local, you have the advantage of knowing the cleanest, non-touristy beaches. If you are wanting to live like a tourist, you can go to the beaches near the hotels and enjoy the live music and beach parties in the area.

9. Museum Tour
If you are in downtown Miami, you can hit up a few museums, and spend the day marveling at the art on display. The MDC Museum of Art and Design and the Institute of Contemporary Art have free year-round entry. The Perez museum does offer free entry on the first Thursday and second Saturday of each month. If you are looking for a full gallery experience, the Wolfsonian offers free admission on Friday evenings, from 6-9pm, and this includes access to films, talks, as well as their drink specials

8. Venture Cafe
For those looking for free networking, Venture Cafe is an innovative space for you. Every Thursday, they host a gathering of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, and anyone in between to change the climate of business and innovation in the city. You can expect to discuss, listen to talks, and share some free drinks with the rest of the people in attendance. A great event for young minds.

7. Ball and Chain
This cool location is home to some of the best music in Miami and is definitely one of the best bars in the city. It is a historic jazz club that was restored and constructed to look like a cut-half-open pineapple. Here, you can enjoy free live music – the Ball and Chain hosts over 80 hours of free concerts per week, which are held on the back patio bandshell. This is a great location to chill out and discover local music.

6. Miami Comedy
With a city as diverse as Miami, you are guaranteed to find some great stand-up comedy, with great comedians from all walks of life. There are plenty of free comedy shows in Miami, with many venues hosting once-a-month free comedy nights. You can check out the respective website for Yo Space and Gallery, 305 Brews, and Concrete Beach – just some of the popular venues offering free comedy nights.

5. New World Movie Night
Head to The New World Symphony for a movie night. You can periodically find showings of classic movies, which are shown on the wall of the New World performance hall. All you need to bring is your blanket and snacks. This is a popular activity and especially great outing for families.

4. Little Havana Cultural Fridays
The last Friday of each month is a true celebration in Little Havana. During the day, Little Havana is fun, but it truly comes alive in the night time. On each last Friday of the month, you can expect lively streets filled with dancing, Cuban art, dominoes cages, cigars, and plenty of mojitos. This is a great date night activity where you can immerse yourself in Miami Cuban culture and enjoy the best that Little Havana has to offer.

3. Bayfront Park Yoga
For the yogis or those who would like to try yoga without breaking the bank, you can head to Bayfront Park on Monday and Wednesday at 6 pm, and Saturday at 9 am. Classes are held at the Tina Hills pavilion by qualified instructors – all you need is your mat, and a mate if you so, please. This is great free activity to do after work with a friend, and an opportunity to make new friends in the city!

2. Little Haiti
Haitian make up a large population of Miami, and it is only right that there is a Haitian celebration in the city. Every third Friday, Little Haiti hosts a celebratory night, where the Little Haiti Cultural Center is filled with music, performances, dancing, food and, good times. This is a free event (although donations are welcome) where you can experience the beauty that is Haitian culture.

1. Wood Tavern Tacos
The best was definitely saved until last. If you are looking for free (AMAZING) food, Wood Tavern is the place to be. On Tuesdays from 6-9pm, Wood tavern serves up tasty FREE tacos to any patrons of the bar. You can eat your heart out for three hours. It is recommended to tip the taco makers, but the tacos themselves are absolutely free.

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Top 10 Places in the World to Honeymoon

Ah, the honeymoon. It’s the perfect excuse for a one or two week getaway to some of the most beautiful places on the planet. But after you tie the knot with your partner, how on Earth do you choose your destination after you leave the chapel and head to the airport? It’s not easy, to be sure, but we’ve compiled a top 10 list of some incredible places to honeymoon that should narrow it down.

10. Fiji

The Royal Davui Island Resort might be the most amazing place to spend a night on the planet. You can only access it by way of a helicopter or a speedboat, and it’s the ultimate getaway for anyone on their honeymoon. The all-inclusive resort has 16 villas on 10 acres surrounded by the most beautiful paradise environment you can imagine.

9. Bali, Indonesia

There’s so much Bali has to offer, from towering mountain ranges to pristine beaches. Bali has long been a popular honeymoon spot, especially the Komaneka Resort, a collection of boutique hotels nestled in the tropical rainforest in the Campuhan River valley in Ubud.

8. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The sight of bungalows on wooden posts suspended over crystal clear waters is certainly breathtaking — now imagine having your honeymoon there. The Four Seasons Resort has newlyweds in mind at their property, offering romantic activities for couples such as breakfast delivered via canoe, sunset cruises, and a beach dinner.

7. Maasai Mara, Kenya

For honeymooners in more of an adventurous spirit, there’s Cottars Safari Camp in Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve. This property caters to romantic couples, offering luxurious tents and both day and night game-drives to see lions, elephants, and other African wildlife in their natural habitat. There’s even guided bush walks and Maasai warrior training.

6. Tsarabaanjina, Madagascar

It’s hard to say the name of this place, but it’s not hard to enjoy yourself on this small island near Africa’s largest island. Crystal clear water and soft beaches, along with incredible coral and marine life offshore, make this place an awesome honeymooning spot that’s a bit unexpected and unique.

5. Cusco, Peru

For another unique option, there’s the Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Peru, which is a former monastery built all the way back in 1592. The building has been turned into a beautiful resort with decked-out rooms and suites. It also offers transportation to Machu Pichu via the Belmond Hiram Bingham train.

4. St. Lucia

This Caribbean island has a reputation for being a paradise, and it does not disappoint. To truly soak up what St. Lucia has to offer, book a room at the Jade Mountain Resort, which offers privacy and breathtaking views. They offer plenty of packages for honeymooners looking for the ultimate in luxury.

3. Bruges, Belgium

You may know this quaint European town for the film “In Bruges” starring Colin Farrell, but it’s also a fantastic place to honeymoon. The city offers a romantic, medieval environment, and lots of cafes, castles, and canals that are just waiting to be explored by adventurous couples.

2. Mallorca, Spain

This town is in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, where you’ll be surrounded by olive and citrus groves, and truly feel away from it all. Honeymooners can take a picnic to the top of one of the ancient terraces of teh Belmond La Residencia, or dine al fresco while gazing out over the Mediterranean.

1. Santorini, Greece

There are no bluer waters than the sun-kissed surface of the Mediterranean in Greece, and there’s no better place to enjoy the view than in Santorini. A beautiful resort named Canaves Oia, which is carved into the surrounding cliff side, offers incredible romantic moments and astonishing views of the ocean. It’s the perfect place to disconnect from the world around you and gaze into your lover’s eyes as you enjoy dinner with a Mediterranean breeze flowing around you.

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Top 5 US Locations for Romance

Planning a wedding and need a honeymoon spot? Or maybe it’s time for a second honeymoon? Or maybe you just want to slip away with someone very special and enjoy each other’s company? In any case, we have the top five United States locations that will get you in the mood for some serious romance. Gentlemen: pack a bag for you and your mate and surprise him or her with a jaunt to one of these hot locations for some quality time!

5. Honolulu, Hawaii
Ahhhh, a tropical island, endless turquoise waters, lapping waves on pristine white beaches on Oahu. Spend the day surfing, jet skiing, snorkeling or take a trip to Honolulu and spend the night by candlelight on the veranda with your favorite beverage. Take a hike up Diamond Head and take in the sunrise, then watch it set relaxing on the beach under the stars. Kiss me, you fool!

4. Charleston, South Carolina
If you’ve ever enjoyed the words of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you know the beautiful details of or next two picturesque locations filled with Southern charm, gracious people, and spine-tingling beauty. Picture yourselves under giant magnolia trees, surrounded by graceful, flowing, fragrant wisteria, sipping a mint julip. And if you love eating out, the restaurant venues are incredibly good. Husk, Kitchen 208, the Peninsula Grill are all great destinations after you’ve visited the local art galleries or taken a stroll on King Street. Antebellum architecture, antique shops, boutiques, the weekend farmers market can’t be topped, not even by the sachet down Rainbow Row with all its pastel colors.

3. Savannah, Georgia
Full of wonderfully spooky ghost stories, voodoo, and magic, this city is mesmerizing with its ancient oaks covered in Spanish Moss, statues, blooming azaleas and memories of scenes from Forrest Gump. At one time, pirates used the city as a smuggling post, but today it’s a fairyland of candy stores on cobbled streets, regional cuisine of fresh shrimp, sweet tea, hot buttered biscuits, busy and fun bars, handcrafted leather goods, apothecaries and a honey store. Got a sweet tooth? This “hostess of the South” city is sweet everywhere you peek!

2. Santa Barbara, California
Also known as America’s Riviera, beautiful and luxurious Santa Barbara is a great place to rekindle some flames, friends. The weather is made to order any time of the year; it’s less than 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, filled with Spanish influenced architecture and hidden ‘twixt the Santa Ynez Mountain range and the blue Pacific Ocean. There’s an open-air trolley that runs on State Street, which is packed with galleries and eateries. Butterfly Beach is a wonderful place to get a tan, and you can also visit the Santa Barbara Mission, which is 200 years old and worthy of a tour. Shoreline Park is the best place to view the ocean and catch whales and dolphins getting playful in the surf.

1. San Francisco, California
The beautiful Victorian homes in Pacific Heights, a bike ride around Golden Gate Park and its incredible views or a day trip to Napa Valley for some wine tasting followed by another day trip to Sonoma for some more wines tasting is just the start of your journey to the gateway to the world! Enjoy a good belly laugh at Doc Rickett’s followed by some incredible tunes, or if art is more your thing, the de Young’s American art collection is just for you. For sunset, visit Embarcadero, watch the Bay Lights show and then enjoy an elegant dinner in the Mission District.