Category - Short breaks


Your Celebration Planner

There is no question that due to COVID-19, celebrations have had to adapt. From virtual birthday parties, drive-by graduations and lawn signs, to creating special meals at home, we found new ways to show how much we cared. This change also meant postponing celebratory trips to mark momentous occasions which is disappointing, but in no […]


The Springs Resort & Spa – Costa Rica

Welcome to The Springs Resort & Spa where the word “Vacation” is truly defined. With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, five unique dining experiences, and an impressive full-service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. […]


The World’s Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations

These NYE parties make global headlines for over-the-top pageantry. Sydney, Australia More than a million people gather every year to witness Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, and the party starts early: Several free vantage points open as early as 8 a.m. The official festivities kick off at 6:50 p.m. with a display of spraying water […]

Weekend Escapes

Weekend Escapes

Sometimes a weekend escape is just what you need to recharge.  Here are some great options. Chicago Chicago is a fantastic city that continually wins over visitors with its laid back mid-western charm. During the spring and summer,  put on your walking shoes and take in Chicago’s outdoor public art. Installations include such works as Four Seasons by Chagall, Chicago […]


In Praise of the Staycation

Travel is great for the soul.  It expands our worldview, gives us an even greater appreciation of our own home and reenergizes us as it forces us to step away from the treadmill of every day. The only thing is, sometimes the problem with travelling is, well, the travelling part.  Prepping for a vacation can be […]


Trending Destinations

A look at the destinations trending for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018. Portugal Portugal averages 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and pleasant temperatures year round. There are many opportunities to experience Portugal such a Doro river cruise which operate from March to November, a long stay holiday on the coast to escape winter, wine region tours […]