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Christmas Season in Italy is Perfect for Couples

Join Italians as they get ready for the holidays, shopping at Christmas markets, savoring seasonal foods and visiting Nativity scenes in Rome, Florence, Assisi and Naples. In between the pre-holiday activities, pause often to savor the moment in a café and relax over a cozy dinner for two in a traditional trattoria. Colorful street markets […]

5 of Italy’s Most Romantic Hotels for Couples

Just being in Italy is romantic, but for the ultimate getaway for two, choose one of these dreamy places to stay. Verona: Due Torre Hotel If you’re into romantic legends, Verona is the place to be, and this 5-star hotel is only a couple of blocks from Juliet’s famous balcony. Begin with the setting, in […]

Escape to Santa Barbara for Romance

Sometimes, when family life becomes super loud, romance has a way of shoving its fingers in its ears and hiding in a dark corner. Parents can coax it back out with a weekend getaway to a whimsical, coastal town like Santa Barbara. Here are some fun suggestions to make your trip unforgettable. Go Bike Riding […]

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, […]

One City Six Ways: Stuttgart

The historic city of Stuttgart serves as the capital of Germany’s state of Baden-Württemberg. Car enthusiasts know it as the home of the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum, but you don’t have to be a motoring aficionado to enjoy this beautiful destination. Tip: Like many places in Germany, museums are closed on Mondays, so […]

One City, Six Ways: Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina’s capital city brims with Southern charm and adventure. The city’s colorful history includes how its location was originally chosen for its proximity to Hunter’s Tavern — a favorite watering hole for its then-state legislators. Today, it’s a great destination for music, festivals, food and outdoor pursuits. History & Culture: Dating to 1792, Raleigh boasts […]