For those looking to plan the perfect girlfriend getaway without going too far, there are plenty of cities around the United States with much to offer. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate wine escape, a music-inspired jaunt or something more adventurous, you can find it nearby. To help you plan your girls only itinerary, here are some suggestions.
St Patrick’s Day. The one time of year where it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s the day of festive parades, followed by a night of even more festiveness. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s most well-known saints.
It’s come a long way from its religious origins. In the 17th century, St Patrick’s Day was celebrated with large feasts. Today, well, you know… it’s a secular celebration of the Irish culture. On this day, even those who aren’t Irish wear a token of green in honor of the festivities.
While confidence is growing that Japan is now safe to visit, some travelers remain uncertain. Japan itself is keen to express that the country is back to normal and eager to welcome visitors to its many attractions that were unaffected by the disaster.
There’s no doubt about it – the Caribbean is a long-standing bastion of sun, sand and that unmistakable rippling blue water. From tales of swashbuckling pirates to Jimmy Buffet’s rummy good times accompanied by a steel drum backdrop – if you’ve never been to the Caribbean, you’re in for the treat of a lifetime. The Caribbean is a perfect spot for getting away from it all. And while getting away from it all sounds exotic (and it is), it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are ways around spending a fortune to get to some beautiful island escapes. Here are some of the best ways to get to experience the Caribbean on a budget.
Slower travelers—those interested in staying for more than a day in port—can find a less polished St. Kitts, one that overflows with quintessentially Caribbean sights, sounds and flavors.
To be perfectly honest, I’m not much of a driver. Sure, I hold a driver’s license, but as a New Yorker, it merely serves as a means as identification. I don’t own (or operate) a vehicle and I take the subway to work. So when the van pulled up for my Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley, and I saw the rows of rugged-looking four wheelers lined up—I could hardly contain my excitement.
Grenada is one of those places that defy reason. It boasts pristine beaches, endless outdoor adventure, and a vibrant population of warm, welcoming locals, yet the Caribbean island of Grenada (not to be confused with the Spanish city of Granada) barely registers on the radars of many seasoned Caribbean travelers. But their loss is your gain because this lush volcanic isle in the far southeastern Caribbean might just be one of the best off-the-beaten-track escapes you’ve never heard of, and with easy direct flights from the US to boot.
With Spring Break just around the corner, now’s the time to cast aside your studies, hunt down those last-minute deals and plan an unforgettable trip. Whether you’re looking for a budget beach break, a romantic getaway or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, here’s a roundup of the best Spring Break destinations.
Sometimes you’ll find out that a story set in one place is actually filmed in another place entirely (or, worse yet, on a soundstage or studio with a green screen!) – but in some cases, the location is so important that it almost becomes a character in the story. Here are some of the best film and TV tours around the world that will let you get up close and personal with the destinations behind your favorite shows.