With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
When the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles seem a little too plastic for your Southern California vacation, head into the desert for some old-fashioned class at the Parker, a lavish, 5-star hotel in Palm Springs where form and function meet style and luxury.
The island of Madeira is steeped in romance. Rising almost vertically out of the ocean, 600 miles off the coast of mainland Portugal, it combines a dramatically mountainous inland with an equally dramatic coastline of high cliffs and crashing surf. Flowers bloom everywhere, thriving in its balmy tropical climate.
Off-season is the best time to enjoy a leisurely couples’ getaway on Cape Cod. In September and early October the summer crowds have left, but the weather is still warm enough to enjoy the beaches on a sunny day. The region’s many historic homes, museums and tourist attractions are still open, and the shops are having end-of-season sales, so it’s a great time for shoppers to visit.