The idea of a perfect honeymoon has changed in these modern times. Just a few short decades ago, a luxury suite and hot tub with rose petals were the most sought after ideas for a romantic honeymoon. Things were simple, but at the same time, travel wasn’t as easy as it is today (even with the TSA stops). Nowadays, honeymoon packages offer suites with amenities such as private pools, sunken Jacuzzis, outdoor showers, and terraces that are wildly luxurious.
If you are planning an indulgent and hassle-free vacation option for your honeymoon, a cruise is a great idea. A honeymoon cruise lets you enjoy the serenity of the water, gentle whispers of the wind and above all, it provides a relaxing atmosphere. Honeymoon cruises offer a great concoction of entertainment, food, romance and royalty.
Planning your first cruise can be a bit daunting, maybe even intimidating. Where to go? Can we afford it? Those are just a few of the questions you’ll be asking yourself. Another thing to consider is: how easy will it be to get there? If you will be traveling out of the United States you’ll need a passport, which means a bit more extra planning on your part.
Being a tourist gets a bad rap. People see the cameras, the flip flops, large groups, the oohing and aahing, and the word tourists rolls off their lips like somehow they have never been anywhere new, like they’ve never been the new kid.
Give me a break.
There is nothing better than shuffling through a new city or destination doing what the tourists do. It’s relaxing. It’s exciting. It’s fun.
Yes, I love visiting tourist attractions. I love being one of the people in the crowd pointing at every new thing I see, like I’m five years old. Maybe it’s the sadist in me, but I love coming home and talking about all the fun things I did on my trip — to the people that didn’t go. That may make me a jerk, but you know what? I’ll gladly play the role of tourist as I scratch another destination off my bucket list.
Holiday travel can be a very stressful time. Let’s face it, there is not much fun in rushing to pack, lugging the kids through the airport and sitting on a restless flight for a few hours, just to end up at your parents’ house listening to your Dad go on about “in my day…”
Okay, maybe I’m over exaggerating. Things aren’t really that bad and I am sure I’ll be singing a different tune when I’m in my sweat pants with a turkey leg in hand. It’s just that the holidays tend to bring a bit of nervous anticipation, and with so much to do — and family to visit — things can get a bit hectic.
Twitter is quite the big deal these days, especially since their recent IPO. One thing that you can count on Twitter for is spectacular commentary – or at the very least, incredibly witty and sarcastic tweets by anyone and everyone.
We’ve taken the time to root through the history of Twitter to uncover some of the funniest tweets about travel. And let me tell you, these tweets are seriously funny! From the TSA to family vacations, you’ll find plenty of funny tidbits worthy of a retweet.
And here they are…
Either your wedding is on the way, or already over. Now, it’s time to spend a little quality time on your honeymoon. You can go exotic, and stick close to home, but whatever you choose, there is no shortage of incredible honeymoon destinations sprinkled throughout the U.S. This list of the top 20 U.S. honeymoon destinations ticks off the best places to visit on your honeymoon.
We’ve pulled together a list of the best cruise lines. Are you ready? Maybe you should pack your bags. Whether you are looking for a honeymoon cruise, ambiance, adventure, or just need a reason to get away — you’ll find it all below. We’ve selected cruise ships from every class: small and medium ships, to massive ships built for sailing the world. You’ll also find a nice selection of river cruise boats and yachts.
Nothing quite compares to an adventure at sea. Picture yourself standing at the bow and watching miles and miles of sea unfold before your eyes. The salty sea air glides through your hair on a gentle sea breeze; dolphins dance off the breaking waves of the ship — yes, the ocean is a beautiful place. There is nothing like it.
We all want the perfect family vacation. How many people will say they don’t feel like visiting Hawaii? Or Jamaica? Or any of the other places that you would love to go explore. Would you turn down a trip to Europe? Of course not. So, why haven’t you taken that trip you’ve been talking about for … like forever?
Well, for most of us the reason boils down to not planning. Of course, there is work and the whole money thing, but the main thing between you and a sunny, warm beach somewhere in the tropics for you and your family is not having a plan.
Let’s face it: there is a lot of planning that goes into getting the family ready for a vacation. You have to work in that vacation time and make sure you and the gang will be ready to go when the magic date arrives.
So, the real question is: how do you plan the perfect family vacation? Well, I’ll let you in on the fact that with a little help from a travel professional, you’ll sidestep the majority of the burden. When it comes to arriving at the destination, booking hotels and the rest, you’ll be covered. The hard part is getting to that point.
Because that’s your job.
We’ve decided to make it easy on you. Have a seat, grab a pencil and paper and settle in while I school you on what I have learned when it comes to getting the family on the road and finding some relaxation on your family vacation.
Halloween: a time of year when ghouls and spirits haunt our imaginations and the dead are brought to life. Whether you are fearless or afraid, the spooky festivities abound this time of year, and there are no shortage of cities in the U.S. that attempt to make Halloween a day to remember.
Are you ready to dive in and explore some of the best cities to celebrate Halloween? Let’s kick off this spooktacular journey and travel the twisting road through 11 of the best cities to celebrate Halloween in the U.S.
Salem has earned its name on the list. The checkered past of the city dates back 1692. The Salem witch trials happened here. Witchcraft and folklore still haunt this city. You’ll find no shortage of scary places to explore during the haunting season. The Corwin Witch House, with direct ties to the witch trials of 1692 still stands, and the Festival of the Dead makes Halloween in Salem something you will never forget.
San Diego, California
Whether you want to party all night long at the Monster Bash, or test your mettle at the spooky haunts around the city, you’ll definitely have the time of your life… if you survive. The top Halloween attractions are the Haunted Hotel, Haunted Trail, and Scream Zone, which have been a Halloween tradition for the city for over a decade.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is considered one of America’s most haunted cities, and is home to voodoo, witchcraft, and zombie folklore. Let’s not forget it doubles as the party destination. Bourbon Street is the place to go if you are planning to party, and if you are making New Orleans your stop there is a good chance you’ll find yourself on this famous street.Don’t forget to check out Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo on 739 Bourbon Street and Reverend Zombie’s Voodoo Shop on 725 St. Peter Street.
San Francisco, California
Zillow named San Francisco the top place for trick-or-treating, but the story doesn’t end there. It’s a great city to explore, with a diverse culture and plenty to offer. There is also no shortage of drunken revelry if you are not taking the trip with kids. Either way, you’ll find plenty of scary attractions. Don’t forget to check out the Ghost Ship.
New York, New York
Greenwich Village holds a parade and street pageant every year celebrating Halloween. This event alone draws in more than 2 million spectators every year. Need we say more? Your options for celebration are limitless — it’s New York. There is never a dull moment and the nightlife is something to experience. If you want to party it up you should attend Webster Hell, the biggest party in New York for Halloween. But, it wouldn’t be right not seeing the most horrifying haunted house on the East coast, so do not miss checking that out (if you’re brave enough).
Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania
For 36 years the residents of Mahanoy City in Pennsylvania have been digging graves, searching for Vampires, and trying to stay alive for the night!
Well, not so much that last one. What you can expect though is a an exciting game that will serve as the perfect adventure for you and some friends. Details on the event, which is known as The Great Halloween Grave Dig are pretty hush-hush. In order to attend your group needs to be invited by the mysterious Count Miniescule. Spooky!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas holds the biggest costume party in the world and is home to raucous entertainment and a nightlife that is as wild as ever. Of course, there aer parades and parties throughout the city, but what draws the crowds are the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball — pulling in some 7500 people to one party.
One word: Netherworld. It would be quite the feat to produce something as scary as this event. The Netherworld haunted house is a terrifying trek through dark corridors and winding pathways where live actors and other ghouls wait in the shadows, waiting to terrify you around every corner. It has consistently been voted one of the best haunted houses to visit in the U.S.
The Hyatt Hotel is transformed into the Paranormal Palace each year to kick off a Halloween celebration that includes dark corridors and spooktacular entertainment, including a costume contest that nets the winner $2,000! With three thousand people vying for the prize and a sold out venue for the last four years, you better plan this trip in advance. What makes this event even more special is that it’s all for a good cause — proceeds go to benefit The Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, a non-profit working in post conflict northern Uganda and Haiti, providing microfinance, educational & leadership development opportunities women and families.
(Disney World) Orlando, Florida
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual event, and a perfect way to celebrate Halloween with the kiddos. The Magic Kingdom is transformed for the festivities and if you have kids they will have an absolute ball getting to trick or treat Disney World.