Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!
When I say Barbados, I probably don't need to tell you about the dozens of white-sand beaches, the friendly Bajans, the rum. I'll leave you to the guidebooks for more factoids and instead tell you what I wish someone told me before my first stay on island.
Dante had the Roman poet Virgil to guide him through the nine circles of Hell in the Inferno part of his Divine Comedy, and the Florentine beauty Beat...
Located steps away from breathtaking views of Miami Beach on prestigious Millionaire's Row, and worlds away from daily woes, Eden Roc engulfs visitors in warmth, relaxation and well-deserved pampering.
Pirate hideouts and pink-sand beaches. Local culture untouched by cruise ships and crowds. This is the Caribbean the world doesn't yet know.
If you're yearning to get away from it all but don't want to break the bank in the process, these six budget destinations come through with incredible deals and plenty of sun-dappled relaxation.
I'm a better mom than I've ever been. No doubt. No question. I'm the mom in the pool now. And I can't get out!
If you are thinking about where you might like to retire and want an area with four seasons and beaches, then the Jersey Shore is a great option. One word of caution: New Jersey taxes are high, so you'll have to factor that in. Also, if you hail from other parts of the U.S., you may find the prices in the northeast a little hard to swallow.
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"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.
What would you do if you were stuck on an island with only one year to escape or you die? Enter Lynne Matson's thrilling debut, Nil. And when I say thrilling, I mean it. Think Survivor meets Lost with the added bonus of romance.
Greece has always been a place of rediscovery for Barclay, but she wonders, "Can a Greek island be a good cure for love?"
The snake found on Santa Cruz has red touching black on its skin -- meaning it's non-poisonous. But officials on the island don't regard it as any sort of friend.
Because sand and surf aren't always enough, here are a ton of beach resorts that offer no-fail, keep-everyone-happy activities for a perfect beach vacation -- and then some.
When many of us think of retirement locations, we think of warm balmy breezes and palm trees, or the hot craggy terrain of the Southwest. But some people, especially those who have spent their lives in New England, opt to find a little piece of heaven right there. People actually do retire in Maine, although many have an escape plan for January and February for someplace to warm their toes.
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