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5 Cool Boatels to Live Out Every Seafaring Fantasy

Funny how “sailing off into the sunset” is shorthand for a happy ending. For many of us, being on the water in a seafaring vessel counts among our favorite vacation memories. Thankfully, you can get your boating fix without abandoning your sightseeing plans. These five funky “boatels” (boats-turned-hotels) give travelers a quirky home base near…

9 Alternative Destinations to Ring in a Romantic New Year’s Eve

When the annual question of what to do for New Year’s Eve comes up this year, why not take matters into your own hands and plan a romantic break away? The stress of choosing which friends to hang out with and picking the right party coupled with the potential for anticlimax when the clock strikes…

5 Under-the-Radar European Towns to Visit Now

It’s a common conundrum lately: you love Europe, but you don’t love the idea of a crush of people in Paris, London, or other top tourist destinations across the pond. Well, fear not, because you don’t need to give up the history, spirit, or flavors of Europe to avoid the masses. Any of these five…

9 Trips for Father’s Day That He Won’t Forget

According to the National Retail Federation, after treating moms to gifts that equaled about $20 billion on Mother’s Day, consumers only spend around $13 billion on Father’s Day gifts for dear old dad. Personally, we’ve also noticed that there seems to be a lot more thought put into the gift we give our moms over…

6 Cities in Europe That Know How to Do Beer Right

By John Solaro via Flickr The quality of a city’s beer credentials might seem like strange criteria on which to judge a travel destination — but there are certainly stranger. And there are also plenty of beer fans out there. It might be the cost of the beer, its beer-soaked historical root,s or its sweet…

The Most Romantic Hotel in 8 Different European Cities

Forget Champagne and oysters (temporarily, at least) — we think that on a romantic getaway, the hotel is the most important aphrodisiac you’ll need. Evening river walks in Paris, gothic architecture in Prague, and shared spaghetti in Florence (Lady and the Tramp style!) can only get you so far if you don’t have a great…

Home Away from Home: Europe’s 10 Best Family-Run Hotels and Inns

Sometimes it feels like the family-run inns of yesteryear are all but extinct now; larger brands run the hospitality show these days, and even some historic bed-and-breakfasts that have maintained their quaint vibe are nonetheless owned by hotel chains now, meaning no more pleasant interactions with husband-and-wife duos or generations of owners. But “all but…

The World’s 12 Best Destinations for a Fall Vacation

Photo: Kimberly Vardeman While you lounge poolside or on the sand with cocktail in hand, you may be dreading the (fast-approaching) days of cooler temperatures and decreasing sunlight hours. But there are so many wonderful things to love about fall; after all, it’s really winter — like the insufferably long months of January through March…

5 Vacations That Will Make You Live Longer

There’s no question about it: Vacations are good for your health. Studies have shown that taking time off from work can improve cardiovascular health, mental health, and sleep patterns. But while regular vacations of any kind might make you live longer, not all getaways are created equal. An all-inclusive calorie fest on the beach, for…