Couples Getaway

Create Warm Weather Vacation Vibes at Home with a Mango Mezcal Margarita

A mango mezcal margarita may be the closest I get to a warm, sunny vacation for a while. As I type this, I’m sitting under an extra thick blanket with multiple layers of clothes on, wearing a toque, and with cold fingers. Yep, it’s the dead of winter in Edmonton,
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Searching for the sign of a good motel - photo by Emily Overes
Motel Hell-O: Tales of Stays Gone Wrong and How to Avoid Them

Sometimes even the most road-ready travellers, those paragons of research, and disciples of detail manage to wind up in less than stellar accommodations. What happened? And how can you avoid falling into the same trap? Meet five seasoned travel correspondents, people you would never expect to find spending the night
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Fall in Love with Scenic St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Staycations are the name of the game for many Canadian families in 2020, but if you’re still looking for a getaway for the clan or just you and your partner, New Brunswick’s scenic St. Andrews should top your list. True, this suggestion may appeal more to east coast residents since
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Punta Cana Dominican Republic - Private beach bar at Royal Level Occidental - Photo Sabrina Pirillo
Family + Besties = Moments at the Occidental Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Travelling somewhere tropical with the whole family, (especially when it’s winter in Canada) makes for a great getaway. What makes it even better is grabbing a few of your besties and their family to get the best of both your world’s together – a girls weekend meets family vacation. Punta
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Sunset from the Piazalle Michelangelo - Debra Smith
Explore Florence by Foot

There are so many things to love about Florence, especially its walkable historic centre. See how easy it is to visit all the major sites, plus some lesser-known gems using these behind the scenes tips to explore Florence. What to See Florence offers up such a bountiful bouquet of art
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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit -Ingredients are blended for the mole spa treatment based on Mexico’s national dish - Photo Carol Patterson
Getting Saucy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort’s Se Spa

Instead of eating Mexican mole sauce – a flavourful combination of chillies, nuts and chocolate – imagine covering your body with it in a luxurious spa treatment that smells like chocolate and leaves you as limp as a tissue caught in a rainstorm. At the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s Se
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Fall is For Lovers in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The intensity of summer can certainly kick up the passion in a relationship, but there’s nothing like the cooler, nostalgic days of fall for turning inward and snuggling close with your special someone.  Lake Geneva, a small resort city, surrounded by forests and farmland in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin,
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Scottsdale - Hash Kitchen - Photo Codi Darnell
Eat and Drink Your Way Through Scottsdale Arizona

Everyone has their favourite type of vacation. Maybe you’re all about relaxing on a beach, exploring a new city, fueling your inner-child at an amusement park or something completely different. But I can’t be the only one who sometimes thinks I don’t care what we do, as long as we
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Chicago - The Crown Fountain in Millenium Park was in constant movement as the facial expressions changed. Photo Denise Davy
How Chicago Became a True Eco-Tourist Town

Chicago is well known for its gorgeous blue lakefront but a lesser-known fact is that it’s also gone green. Yes, the city with the third-largest population in the States, filled with magnificent architecture and a fascinating crime history is also at the forefront of eco-conscious tourism. Chicago committed to going
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The freshly carved front desk at 1 Hotel - photo Debra Smith
A Star is Born – 1 Hotel West Hollywood

True Green A lot of hotels say they’re environmentally responsible. Most of the time that consists of not changing the sheets or towels unless you ask them to. That’s not really being green in my book. I recently had the pleasure of staying at a genuinely environmentally conscious hotel –
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