Getaways

Three Perfect Days in Jensen Beach

Three Perfect Days in Jensen Beach

Looking for a nearby, relaxing couple’s getaway? Discover Jensen Beach, a small beach town inclusive of Hutchinson Island, a barrier island that continues into Fort Pierce. Jensen Beach and Stuart, its neighboring town to the south, offer two coastlines to explore: the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. Water…check! Sand…check! Fun activities…check! Here’s a getaway game plan: STAY Try to ... Read More »

Where to Experience a Farm Stay Near Orlando

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Beach getaways, Disney staycations, spa retreats and adventure-filled exploits are all possible for those planning a Florida vacation. But for those seeking a more pastoral respite, a farm stay might just be the perfect plan. Florida might not have the number of farm stays that you’d find in places like North Carolina or Vermont, but we’ve got a handful worth ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days on Elbow Cay

Three Perfect Days in Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Colorful homes, friendly locals, fresh conch, and vibrant turquoise waters are hallmarks of the Bahamas travel experience, often marveled at alongside a horde of other travelers arriving by cruise ship or major airline to the well-worn destinations. But dive a little deeper and you’ll discover a quieter Caribbean escape in Elbow Cay. Part of a 120-mile-long chain of islands known ... Read More »

Three Ways to do a Downtown Orlando Weekend Staycation

Three Ways to do a Downtown Orlando Weekend Staycation

Orlando is constantly thrumming with events, new restaurant openings, culture, and adventure. So instead of focusing on getting away, why not take advantage of all the great reasons to stay? Booking a local hotel, even just for the night, is a great way to shift your mindset into vacation mode without leaving town. Make your next vacation a staycation with our themed ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days on Longboat Key

Three Perfect Days on Longboat Key

Despite close proximity to nearby beach vacation hotspots like Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key has a distinct island vibe of its own. The pace is a bit slower, the people linger longer, and the food is spectacular on this 11-mile slice of paradise. STAY Longboat Key is wildly popular with long-term vacationers (especially in the winter months), ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Islamorada

Just 90 minutes south of Miami, Islamorada is the ‘key’ to a perfect getaway! The Florida Keys are made up of 1,700 islands, though only 42 are connected by bridges; six of which comprise the village of Islamorada. STAY The Post Card Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle is an oceanfront oasis ideal for both relaxation and recreation. ... Read More »

11 Pet Friendly Getaways for Orlando Couples

By Erica Thomas There is nothing quite like being greeted at the door by your four-legged friend with their tail wagging behind them. The bond between a human and their dog is unlike any other. So the next time you decide to hit the road on an overnight trip, why not bring your furbaby along with you? Roll down the ... Read More »

6 Orlando Bed & Breakfast Staycations

Staycations are a great way to experience vacation pleasures without depleting your bank account or PTO stash. Orlando has some of the best resorts packed with awesome amenities but, for a change of pace, try a different kind of getaway with a local bed-and-breakfast stay. B&B’s offer a beautifully unique escape and often at a lower rate than larger mainstream ... Read More »

Getaway: Do Miami Like a Local

Miami. Home to pristine beaches, a vibrant arts community, art deco architecture, impressive nightlife, and enough restaurant choices to keep any foodie occupied for months, this South Florida city is in a league of its own. Yet it’s all too easy to find yourself trodding along the well-beaten tourist trail of South Beach and downtown hot-spots without getting a glimpse ... Read More »

Photos: Staycation at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

We were recently invited to spend the night at the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, the latest hotel to join scores of overnight options at Universal Orlando Resort. Designed to be one of the more budget-friendly options in the area, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s affordable room rates haven’t affected the quality of the service, the chic islandy aesthetic or the comfort ... Read More »

Couple at Large Review: Wyndham Grand Getaway

By Dana Robb Dana Robb and her hubby, Sean, won our August giveaway for a spa getaway to Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek. They become the Couple at Large and were tasked with writing a first-person blog about their experience.  I do not even know where to begin with how magical this mini-staycation was for the hubby and I. A ... Read More »

Food & Wine Weekends Are Back

Food & Wine Weekends return to Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek September 16 through November 13, 2016 when the two side-by-side properties will host a slew of mouthwatering culinary events and experiences. Designed to complement the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (located less than one mile from the property), Food & Wine weekends allow food lovers ... Read More »

Join us for a Couples Road Trip to Streamsong Resort: October 1

We are fully booked. Please email Kristen to be placed on the waitlist.  Last year, we had the opportunity to host 10 couples at Streamsong Resort®, a tranquil luxury refuge tucked into a beautiful, lakeside corner of 16,000 private acres in a secluded slice of Central Florida. Check out the photos from that trip. Since it opened in 2013, Streamsong has become one of the most ... Read More »

Enter to Win a Spa Overnight & Dinner at Wyndham Grand

WINNER: Dana Robb Entry: August 25 @ 2:22pm Experience a tranquil retreat surrounded by 500 stunning woodland acres and a picturesque 10-acre lake. The Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek is a secluded Mediterranean-style hideaway near Disney World, but this special sanctuary will make you feel a world away. Besides boasting 400 rooms and 14 floors, the Wyndham Grand features five pools, two ... Read More »

15 Labor Day Weekend Staycation & Getaway Packages

Labor Day Weekend Orlando

The last long weekend of summer is fast approaching. So you’re not left without a plan for celebrating Labor Day Weekend, we’ve compiled a list of over a dozen staycation and getaway packages that will help you plan a mini vacation in a snap. ORLANDO AREA Orlando World Marriott 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando The “Catch ‘Em All Escape Package” includes: • Nearly ... Read More »

Sand Sculpting Festival at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Summer and sand castles practically go hand in hand. For those who relish the memories of hours in the sun, hands in the sand, crafting an epic fortress, these bygone days would be happily relived. You’ll have your chance to reignite your love of sand sculpting at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s inaugural Sandtastic Weekends. Held August ... Read More »

A1A Cocktail Trail & Free Concert Series in St. Augustine

Two big announcements came out of St. Augustine this week, each tempting us to pay a visit to Florida’s favorite historic town. AIA Cocktail Trail Taking the scenic route is the best way to travel along the coast of Florida, and now a stretch of A1A from Atlantic Beach to the north to historic St. Augustine to the south is ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days on Anna Maria Island

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Calm turquoise water, white sandy beaches, homemade ice cream, and a quaint beach town are just a few of the things you’ll find on Anna Maria Island, a 7-mile island south of Tampa. If you’ve ever dreamed of finding a less-crowded and tourist-trap-free Clearwater beach, Anna Maria Island just might be your paradise. After a 2.5 hour drive from Orlando, ... Read More »

The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway

Win one of 12 two-night staycations at some of Central Florida’s best resorts and boutique hotels. Beat the heat this summer with a staycation at one of the many resorts and hotels across Orlando and Central Florida. Now offering spectacular summertime rates, these sprawling properties provide the perfect elements of a getaway for two. We’ve gathered all the details for ... Read More »