Getaways

Where to Experience a Farm Stay Near Orlando

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…

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Three Perfect Days on Elbow Cay

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…

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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…

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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…

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Orlando’s Romantic Overnight Hotel Packages – Winter/Spring 2017

By: Erica Thomas Nothing says romance like a remarkable rendezvous to remember for years to come. Here you will find a plethora of romantic overnight hotel packages to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day that fit every budget. And as…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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15 Labor Day Weekend Staycation & Getaway Packages

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…

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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…

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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,…

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Three Perfect Days on Anna Maria Island

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…

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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…

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6 Secret Florida Islands for an Unforgettable Couples Getaway

The next time you’re planning a romantic getaway, consider sneaking away to one of these six secret Florida islands. Sprawling coastlines, charming beach towns, untouched beaches and a tropical setting will make it a vacation you won’t soon forget. Casey Key…

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14 Memorial Day Weekend Orlando Getaway Packages

*UPDATED FOR 2019* By Erica Thomas There’s no need to travel far to relax and unwind during the long weekend. Why not stay close to home and enjoy some affordable fun? Take your pick from these Memorial Day Weekend Orlando getaways…

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Westgate River Ranch Resort Launches Luxe Teepee Experience

New Luxe Teepees take glamping at Westgate River Ranch to a whole new level! By Gabrielle Cash-Kara Howdy, y’all. Last year we explored “glamping” at the Westgate River Ranch Resort. This year the folks at the Resort delved deeper into…

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Three Perfect Days in Boca Grande

Explore the charming village and bike trails on one of the Gulf’s best Old Florida islands. Located on Gasparilla Island on Florida’s Gulf coast, Boca Grande has been a vacation hideaway for over a century, hosting historical celebrities from Henry Ford to Audrey…

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8 Reasons to Visit Grande Lakes Orlando

Sprawling across 500 acres only minutes from downtown Orlando, Grande Lakes Orlando resort is a property unlike any other in Central Florida. Home to The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes boasts more than 1,000 guest rooms and suites,…

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A South Florida Breweries Road Trip

Jump in the car and head out on a road trip to visit dozens of Florida breweries There are over a 100 breweries now dotting the state of Florida, each beckoning beer lovers into tap rooms and on tasting tours…

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10 Places to Renew Your Vows in Orlando and Beyond

Say ‘I Do’ all over again when you renew your vows in Orlando, across Florida and beyond! By Erica Thomas There are few moments as special as vowing to love your spouse for the rest of your life. For some…

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Orlando’s Overnight Hotel Packages – Winter/Spring 2016

Why settle for just dinner on Valentine’s Day in Orlando when you can splurge on an overnight package at one of our many area hotels? Sure, there are a few that will set you back quite a few bucks but…

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Three Perfect Days on Amelia Island

Boutiques, beaches and stellar eats await on picturesque and romantic Amelia Island Hop in the car headed north and two-and-a-half hours later, just a few miles from the Georgia border, you’ll find Amelia Island. Named after Princess Amelia, the daughter…

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Join us at Hyatt’s Inaugural Wellness Weekend: Feb 6-7

Celebrate the New Year with a wellness reboot at Hyatt Regency Orlando‘s inaugural Wellness Weekend, February 6-7. We’ve partnered with this AAA Four Diamond hotel to create a wellness day program and getaway that will set you off on the path to feeling…

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Three Perfect Days in St. Augustine

Dotted with Spanish colonial architecture and dripping with old world charm, St. Augustine, America’s oldest city, turned 450 this year. While the year-long celebration, which included a visit from the King and Queen of Spain, comes to a close, the…

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Fly to Vancouver, Austin, Amsterdam from Sanford Airport

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…

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