Sunday, February 19, 2017

Au pair reunion is good excuse for family trip

Au pair reunion is good excuse for family trip

There’s nothing like having someone live with you for a year to forge a lifelong friendship. But you can’t just drop by for coffee when that person lives across the Atlantic Ocean. My husband and I hosted German au pairs for seven years to care for our three children. And from the moment we quit [...]

7 secrets for a more romantic trip

7 secrets for a more romantic trip

In the process of creating an itinerary, navigating an unfamiliar place and sticking to a budget, travelers sometimes find romance taking a back seat to practicality. Despite the toils of traveling, finding a little flirtation on the road isn’t as difficult as it may seem. There’s no need to spend weeks planning the perfect trip [...]

Top 10 singles vacation destinations

Top 10 singles vacation destinations

Ahh … the single life. Freedom to do what you want, how you want, when you want — but if all that alone time is getting a bit, well, lonely, head to one of the places we’ve picked as tops for vacationing singles looking to pair up, hook up, or shack up this Valentine’s Day [...]

Top spots to stay, play and eat in Florida’s sunny Key West

Top spots to stay, play and eat in Florida’s sunny Key West

Where to find some inspiration (and cocktails) in Florida’s sunny Key West. THE ANIMAL LOVER Big Pine Key In the 1950s, Big Pine Key’s miniature-deer population dwindled to near extinction; today, 700 or so skip around the island’s ten square miles. It’s home to the hardwood forest of the National Key Deer Refuge, best seen [...]

10 great places for Miami Super Bowl visitors

10 great places for Miami Super Bowl visitors

Miami may be Super Bowl Central this week, but football is not the only game in town. The NBA’s Alonzo Mourning, whose jersey number was retired last year by the Miami Heat, is a longtime local booster. He and his wife, Tracy, run youth charity programs, and their names even grace a high school. The [...]

4 Must-Know restaurants secrets

4 Must-Know restaurants secrets

January 30, 2010 ·

If being an anonymous blip on a giant corporation’s assembly line makes you feel like a character in some bleak sci-fi movie, we’ve got good news. There are plenty of ways to fight back—to enjoy all the convenience of modern restaurants and all the foods you still like to eat without paying extra money every [...]

Winter getaways: Escaping the cold to the Caribbean

Winter getaways: Escaping the cold to the Caribbean

There are more than 7,000 islands and reefs sprinkled throughout the Caribbean Sea. Isn’t it time you explored some place new? We’ve unearthed six singular destinations where you can stake out your own quiet stretch of sand. Isla de Providencia, Colombia The residents of Providencia, a 25-minute flight from neighboring San Andrés Island, make much [...]

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