Getaways

Fly to Vancouver, Austin, Amsterdam from Sanford Airport

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As you begin making your 2016 travel plans, keep in mind that OIA isn’t the only Orlando-area airport sending travelers far and wide. Sanford International offers direct flights to a slew of unexpected destinations, many not offered by Orlando International Airport. For example, National Airlines, a newcomer to Sanford, will begin a direct route to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) beginning January 20, ... Read More »

Photo Recap: Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hosts its fifth annual Food & Wine Weekends now through Nov. 15, 2015. Featuring a slew of delectable events and special offerings spanning eight weekends, Food & Wine Weekends (a compliment to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, Sept 25-Nov 16), offers a wide range of distinctive wine and culinary programs, including wine dinners at ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Palm Coast

Hop in the car headed north on I-95 and in about 75 minutes you’ll arrive in the Palm Coast area, one of Florida’s finest destinations for unspoiled beauty and easy beach respites. 19 miles of uncrowded coastline are the first reason to visit. The beaches and surrounding Atlantic waters provide an endless array of activities from fishing to surfing to ... Read More »

Couple at Large Photo Recap from Gaylord Palms Resort

Teresa and her husband were the winners of our August Couple at Large Giveaway. Read about their experience and see their pics below:  Thank you so much for our Couple at Large date night. My husband and I had an amazing time at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Upon check-in we were greeted with warm hospitality from the staff. Our oversized King ... Read More »

Food & Wine Weekends Begin Sept 25 at Waldorf Astoria Orlando & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will host the fifth annual Food & Wine Weekends starting Sept. 25, 2015 through Nov. 15, 2015. Featuring a slew of delectable events and special offerings spanning eight weekends, Food & Wine Weekends (a compliment to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, Sept 25-Nov 16), offers a wide range of distinctive wine ... Read More »

Photo Recap: Couples Road Trip to the Epicurean Hotel

Our Couples Road Trip to the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa’s SoHo District was a blast. From the hours spent by the pool on Saturday afternoon to our private wine & cheese tasting to our blindfolded dinner to the rooftop cocktails that served as the evening’s finale, every step of the way was filled with fun, laughter and fabulous food. In total, ... Read More »

Win an Overnight at Black Dolphin Inn, New Smyrna

WINNER: Laura Patrick Last December, we headed to New Smyrna for a quick overnight before the craziness of Christmas set in. That’s when we discovered The Black Dolphin Inn, a boutique bed and breakfast that turned out to be the perfect little refuge. Tucked into New Smyrna Beach’s Historical District (only 60 minutes from Orlando), this circa 1947 Spanish-style abode houses 14 distinct ... Read More »

8 Unbelievably Awesome Orlando Staycations for Summer/Fall 2015

This is right around the time each year when the heat of summer starts to get old… really old! Let’s be honest, summer and fall in Orlando is really only bearable when you’re floating around a swimming pool with a frosty drink in one hand. Lucky for us locals, scores of Orlando hotels feel our pain and have created staycation ... Read More »

Join the Inaugural Labor Day Weekend Competition at Streamsong Resort

Searching for something a little different for your Labor Day Weekend getaway this year? Streamsong Resort, a new 228-room luxury golf and spa destination just 90 minutes south of Orlando, is inviting guests to experience a weekend testing their skills at the inaugural Streamsong Challenge, a one-of-a-kind event where teams from across the country will vie to be the best ... Read More »

Win a Dinner & Spa Overnight at Gaylord Palms Resort

Winner: Teresa Fowler It’s time to kick off another Couple at Large giveaway, which will give one lucky couple the chance to experience an unbelievable, unforgettable, all-expense-paid date night…. or in this case, getaway! The winner will have just one favor to return: the pair become the Couple at Large and are tasked with reporting back with a short, first-person ... Read More »

Join us for a Couples Road Trip to Epicurean Hotel, Tampa: August 22

SOLD OUT We’re inviting Orlando couples with a love for getaways packed with gourmet adventure to join us for a road trip to the Epicurean Hotel, a 137-room boutique property in Tampa’s trendy South Howard (SoHo) district. We’ve put together a spectacular package for our second Couples Road Trip and it’s packed with opportunities to experience this terrific food-focused hotel ... Read More »

Couple at Large Review: Hyatt Regency Orlando

By Melissa Becker Trevor and I often reminisce about the amazing date nights we have been fortunate enough to experience since we started dating almost exactly one year ago. The overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando has quickly risen to the top of our list! From the moment we arrived until the moment we drove away the following morning, ... Read More »

Win an Overnight + Dinner at Hyatt Regency Orlando

This contest is now closed. Winner: Melissa Becker  (entered on Thursday, Jun 11 @ 08:51 am) It’s time to kick off another Couple at Large giveaway, which will give one lucky couple the chance to experience an unbelievable, unforgettable, all-expense-paid date night…. or in this case, getaway! The winner will have just one favor to return: the pair become the Couple ... Read More »

Enchanted Evenings at Waldorf Astoria Orlando Through Sept. 4

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UPDATED FOR 2016 Waldorf Astoria Orlando has again brought back its annual summer-long celebration, Enchanted Evenings, running weekends from May 27 through September 4, 2016. Save up to 25% off overnight plus take part in a slew of day and night activities and experiences that make this an ideal staycation idea for couples. Here’s a taste of what’s on deck: Complimentary champagne ... Read More »

Summer Escapes to Reunion Resort

Located all the way down Interstate-4 at exit 58, Reunion Resort might not be the first place you think of when you start considering hotels for a staycation but this secluded destination in a remote location of Orlando’s tourist zone ought to top your list. For starters, you’ll get lost inside this private, 2,300-acre community, home to three signature golf courses, a spa, tennis courts, ... Read More »

Getaway: Glamping at Westgate River Ranch

You’ve seen the billboards on I-4 and the commercials on TV. Clearly, Westgate River Ranch is aiming to tempt Orlando locals to visit this Central Florida dude ranch. And for good reason! As it turns out, this rambling resort is pretty awesome for couples and families, something we confirmed during a recent media visit. Situated on 1,700 lush acres and ... Read More »

Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel Launches Splash Sundays

We’ve long been fans of the Epicurean Hotel, a 137-room boutique property in Tampa’s trendy South Howard (SoHo) district. This cozy spot, located steps from a bevy of great restaurants and bars, features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom, spa, custom Electra bikes for rent, rooftop lounge and an onsite restaurant, Élevage, which features comfort foods with haughty twists created by James Beard Semi-Finalist, Executive ... Read More »

Hyatt Regency Announces Memorial Weekend Concert Package

Hyatt Regency Orlando recently announced Summer Sensation, a live outdoor concert featuring country star Josh Thompson with special guests JT Hodges and Nikki Lane on Sunday, May 24. The hotel’s Garden Terrace will act as the backdrop for the event with cocktails and bites available for purchase during the performance. Summer Sensation ticket packages are currently on sale for $199 ... Read More »

Join us for a Couples Road Trip to Streamsong Resort, May 2

We are currently SOLD OUT as 10 couples have now confirmed attendance. However, if you would like to be added to a wait list, please email Kristen. Last fall, we had the opportunity to visit Streamsong Resort and we fell head over heels for this incredible property. Tucked into 16,000 private acres in a secluded slice of west Florida (about ... Read More »