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My top 15 romantic getaways in the US

 

Love is in the air: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you haven’t made your plans yet, why not surprise your honey with a lovely weekend vacation? Ditch the chocolates and roses for some much needed R&R at a cozy hotel. Here are 15 romantic getaways in the U.S. to make your Valentine’s weekend as sweet as can be.

SEDONA, ARIZONA

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Pai, Thailand is love, peace & cheap

It’s as if an entire small town, nearly off the map in northern Thailand, has conspired to make its visitors fall in love with it again and again. It’s the perfect spot to celebrate Valentine’s day with someone, and if you’re single, you’re bound to meet someone here anyway.

 

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My favourite romantic destination, Amsterdam.

The city offers plenty of options for couples who want to experience the dream-like qualities of Amsterdam; whether indoors or in the open-air, over-the-top expensive or absolutely free. Take your pick of these romantic things to do in Amsterdam. For example, the magical quality of Amsterdam at night will put you in the romantic mood all by itself! 

 

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Cycling in northern italy

There are vacations, there are active vacations, there are adventure vacations… and then there’s the vacation Ed Blumenthal just returned from.

The 45-year-old Blumenthal and five of his buddies spent eight days in northern Italy cycling through the Italian countryside. Six grown men from suburban Philadelphia testing their fitness and enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Veneto region. 

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Things to bring on your river trip

Yes, you got a pack list with everything you absolutely need…but here’s a few extra things you might not have known you wanted out on the river!

1. A sarong. On warm trips, it’s the nicest thing in the world to take off your wet, poly-blend, quick-dry clothes, and wear something loose and soft. If they call it a sarong, why does wearing one feel so right? (Men, you can rock one too, why not?!)

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70 easy hikes near Denver

It’s hard to just get out of the house on a Saturday morning. Add a bit of cold weather, scraping the frost off the car, getting the family bundled up, and it’s just that much harder to get out and enjoy nature. So, I’ve looked over a few of our favorite local trails and decided on three Denver hikes that are really easy to get to and have a lot of “bang for the buck.”

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Europe with kids: tips for an amazing trip!

1. It can be tempting to squeeze in more and more countries when you’re planning your European itinerary. Try not to! We did 8 countries in 5 weeks in Europe in May and it was exhausting! Concentrating on two or three countries is better. You get to know the language, food and customs of a country rather than switching all the time and feeling confused.

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Tips for flying with a toddler

Flying with toddlers is terrifying for some parents. Travel can be stressful and exhausting when you’re on your own but throwing a child into the mix can multiply those factors five fold. Here are some easy tips for flying with a toddler in tow to make it less difficult.

We’ve been on at least 50 flights with our kids since they were babies. Not to mention the buses, trains, cars, tuk tuks, minivans, ferries, speedboats and cruise ships. We’ve got this traveling with toddlers thing down to a fine art.

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The checklist: How to Pack for burning man

Packing for Burning Man, be it your first time or not, is an overwhelming experience. How does one prepare for just about everything? Weather can be cold, hot or rainy, and you can be sure to hit at least one massive dust storm. You’re dressing up, dressing down, wearing costumes, going to an un-wedding and thousands of other things you won’t imagine until you see it.

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The best things to do in Vietnam with kids

Ever thought about visiting Vietnam with kids? Here’s a little something to get you inspired! Vietnam travel with kids is very rewarding. There’s so many great things to do in Vietnam with kids – ancient temples, bustling markets, beautiful nature and fascinating history. Vietnam has it all including wonderful people and delicious food. A Vietnam holiday with kids will be locked in your families memories for years!

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What to eat in Germany apart from sausages

One of the best things about travel is trying the food wherever you go, and in Germany each city has its specialty. As you might expect, a fair amount is sausage — there are so many different types! If you’re heading to Germany, this quick guide to what to eat in several German cities will help you find the right snack for your location.

What to eat in Munich: “weisswurst” 

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