13 of the World’s Most Romantic Destinations

The world offers a wealth of romantic destinations. A gondola ride in Venice allows visitors to experience a floating city that resembles the Mediterranean powerhouse from 600 years ago. Beautiful beaches from Florida to Australia offer relaxing outdoor playgrounds and breathtaking backdrops to enjoy flavorful food and mouth watering drinks. Exotic Zanzibar, known as Spice…

Canals with the gondolas parked and a dark moody sky over Venice

How to Spend One Week in Paris, London & Amsterdam

A week’s vacation in Paris, London and Amsterdam is a fantastic idea, especially for English-speaking beginners to European travel. London is the world’s grandest English-speaking city, making it easy to get around. Paris is one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic cities, with so many highlights to dazzle your eyes and palate. Amsterdam is equally…

White church, a top a green hill and dusk sky in Paris

Florida Snowbirds: Tips for an Extended Stay

The sunshine state is a favorite wintertime home for many northerners. 663 mikes of great beaches, palm trees and outdoor activities offers a sanctuary away from shoveling snow. It is also a great place to socially distance in beachside state parks. I grew up in Florida and we have spent some time this winter enjoying…

Sunrise over the ocean with a pier in the background

Great Virginia Weekend Getaway Ideas

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, Americans continue to be cut off from most international travel. While that does not mean we have to be stuck in our homes, we do need to exercise caution and follow CDC guidelines. “Virginia Is For Lovers” has been the tourism board’s official slogan for over 50 years. The…

Tips for Planning a Great Trip to Australia

For many, Australia is a far off destination filled with exotic animals and friendly locals. Recent surveys have shown that Australia ranks first on many Americans’ travel bucket lists. Bell is Australian and we return to the island continent every few years to visit family and check out new destinations. Most recently, we visited over…

Koala sleeping in a tree