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Luxury Ways to Observe Romance Awareness Month

Did you know August is the official month of Romance Awareness? Princess Cruises did, as well they should after serving as set and co-star of The Love Boat for 14 years. The luxury cruise line offers a myriad of ways, year-round, to enjoy a couple’s retreat, but the added interest in the Caribbean for destination […]

Romantic Brittany for Couples

Friends lured us to Brittany, in the westernmost part of France, with promises of beautiful sand beaches, spectacular scenery and superb seafood. Where better, we thought, for a romantic getaway? We chose, at their suggestion, the Finistère, farthest west of all, where the land literally ends (Finistère means land’s end). We found all they promised, […]

Bundles of Joy: Quick Spots for a Babymoon Getaway

Looking for a quick and relaxing getaway before your bundle of joy arrives? Doctors generally agree flying is okay, especially in the second trimester, so pack a long weekend bag before reassembling it for your hospital bag at some great couples spots. Bermuda  Just about a two-hour flight from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK), […]

A Summer Weekend for Couples in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Schooner cruises, island clambakes, smart little boutiques and galleries, romantic gardens, classy B&Bs — sounds like a recipe for a summer weekend for two. Boothbay Harbor sits at the head of Linekin Bay in Mid-coast Maine, curled around a harbor so big that as many as 400 vessels could seek safety there in a storm. […]

Australia is for Lovers

Milestone vacations have been a growing trend in the tourism industry. With honeymoons paving the way for romantic getaways and special occasion trips, toss “moon” onto anything and you have a valid excuse to trail. Couples celebrating a wedding, anniversary or soaking up that last bit of free time before a baby, “moons” are all […]

Romantic Madeira for Couples

It’s hard to imagine a more romantic getaway than the Portuguese island of Madeira. Rising almost straight out of the Atlantic and closer to Casablanca than Portugal’s own capital of Lisbon, its location gives it tropical vegetation and springtime weather almost year-round. Flowers bloom everywhere (the main city of Funchal has three major public gardens) […]